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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #36 - April Fool's Day: Queen vs. Pawn

    Professor: Hello, Class. Happy April Fool’s Day! Lucian: Professor, April Fool’s Day has come and gone. It was three days ago. Zephyr: I prefer to think of April 1 as being Rachmaninoff’s birthday. Lucian: I don’t know if I’d... | Read More

  • How two Icelandic DJ's saved my life

    For the second time in two years I decided to visit the Reykjavik Open tournament in Iceland – not to play chess, but to watch it, and enjoy the country’s hospitality and natural wonders. Last year, I didn’t have enough time to see any glac... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, March 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Witnessing a historic moment “For the third year in a row I was lucky enough to work at the Reykjavik Open. In the first (lon... | Read More

  • Punishing Unsound Openings

    Unsurprisingly, one of my favorite movies of all time is Searching for Bobby Fischer (I know - the things you find out about me!). Hollywood-style dramatizations of chess games aside, the film is extremely well-made, featuring a thoughtful ex... | Read More

  • Positional Combinations

    I will begin by affirming that the title of this article is deliberately oxymoronic. According to David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld's The Oxford Companion to Chess (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984), a combination is "a series of forci... | Read More


    • King's Indian Defense

      Could this move save the King's Indian? It seems like the main-lines of the King's Indian Defense are not as popular as they used to be... Only a few decades ago, this opening was used to devastating effect by great champions such as Bobby Fisch... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Apr 16, 2014
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    • Who would you carve into the Mount Rushmore of chess?

      I heard an interesting conversational question the other day - "Who would you carve into the Mount Rushmore of X." Where X can be any category of interest - e.g. chess. Naturally, I couldn't help but mull over who my choices would be. I think this... | Read More

      • SamCopeland
      • | Apr 15, 2014
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    • 5 chess game best of three zuccotti park

      t’s six in the morning in Zucotti Park. Quiet hours started at eleven, but that isn’t stopping the kid behind me from singing and playing Bob Dylan’s greatest hits on his guitar. I politely tolerate it until he starts to play “Rainy Day Wo... | Read More

    • TPU Players 1st Quarter 2014 Standing

      NAMES POINTS     2nee 7 8fold 1 16Piraso1Misyon 4 abaoandy 2 ACOITO 17.5 addict_insane 65 Alamid-97 1.5 AldeCruz 6 alikting 0.5 allansalvatore 1 alpha122alpha 2.5 Alvin_Igorot 2 alvinbesas 2.5 andrewrain 3 AJAY8163 1 AKO_MISMO 0.5 AngelaCurtis 7... | Read More

      • Jarb_Rafel
      • | Apr 1, 2014
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    • Fischer remembered

      Fischer's bio on wikipedia is well worth reading:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_fischer It contains this statement, "Now aged 23, Fischer would win every match or tournament he completed for the rest of his life." On the face of it that sounds... | Read More

      • soler97
      • | Mar 30, 2014
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Chessopedia


  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that follows. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Benko, Pal

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    Pal Benko was in Amiens, France on Jul 15, 1928 but grew up in Budapest, Hungary. Benko learned chess from his father in 1938, at the age of 10.  His first book was a collection of Capablanca’s chess games. In June 1945, in his first chess to... Read More »

  • Joshua Waitzkin

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    Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976) is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. He is the only person to have won th... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »