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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Aug 22, 2014

    When Fabiano Caruano was about 12, he and his father Lou, whom I knew casually, approached the TD booth to ask for a bye in one of the Continental Chess Association's big Philadelphia-based open events. I was the fill-in TD and, although I knew h... | Read More

  • Live chat with Sam Shankland

    Right now - live chat with Sam Shankland on Facebook!!! www.facebook.com/ChessInformant The USA Golden Boy from the Tromso Olympiad, GM Sam Shankland, has come to Belgrade as a guest of Chess Informant. Playing as a reserve player for the US te... | Read More

  • Q&A with Sam Shankland in Belgrade

    It was a live chat over Facebook at the Chess Informant's community page. These days, GM Sam Shankland, Tromso Olympiad star, is in Belgrade, Serbia, and tomorrow he would play promotional rapid tournament with all the members of the Serbian Olymp... | Read More

  • Monster Opening Preparation, Part 2

    In our second installment of Monster Opening Preparation (part 1 here), we’ll take a look at two of the most famous “prep” games ever. Both are highlighted by legends concerning the length of time they prepared/analyzed/pondered ... | Read More

  • How Bobby Fischer Saved Game of Thrones

    You might know that Bobby Fischer was responsible for creating unprecedented excitement in the United States chess community when he defeated Boris Spassky to win the 1972 world championship over the Soviet Union. Fischer’s victory inspired mi... | Read More


    • Knight's Tour-like iOS game: Homeless Pony

      Hi everyone, long time no see! I recently made an iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc) puzzle game called Homeless Pony that is inspired by the famous knight's tour, and it just came out on the App Store! Homeless Pony on the App Store This is a game where ... | Read More

    • Chess is Good for Your Mind

      Many people believe, or perhaps hope, that playing the game of chess is somehow beneficial.  Ben Franklin wrote an essay that is widely available on the web about how chess improves one’s moral character.  Let’s consider more broadly what t... | Read More

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    • Paul Morphy's greatest hits, #21

      Source: Paul Morphy's Best Games vintage book Morphy's Games of Chess extensive and intensive commentary on this game may be found here to help us appreciate the scope of Morphy's genius. | Read More

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    • European Chess Club Cup and Chess Masters Final 2014 - BILBAO

      La Tienda de ReinoAjedrez.com volverá a estar presente durante los días de ambos eventos en Bilbao. Del 13 al 21 de Septiembre estaremos con nuestro Stand de Exposición y Venta de Material, Libros, Programas,... ******************** The Shop... | Read More

    • old chess problem books

      J. W. Abbott: 121 Chess Problems (1887)   113kb Afton bladets Problemturneringar 1898-1904 (1906)   143kb Arnell & Sørensen: Nordiske Skakproblemer (1879)   186kb Mrs. W. J. Baird: 700 Chess Problems (1902)   721kb Otto T. Bláthy: Vie... | Read More


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  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »

  • Filosofando el Ajedrez.

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      Filosofando el Ajedrez Filosofando el Ajedrez Por Lumalosa  Redes de Ajedrez.     Sólo existen dos formas de finalizar una partida de ajedrez: o bien finaliza en jaque mate, o bien finaliza en tablas. De aquí se puede deducir,... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Aagaard, Jacob

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    Jacob Aagaard Madsen, born July 31, 1973, is a Grandmaster (2005) originally from Denmark, but now living in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is usually referred to simply as Jacob Aagaard. He finished 2nd in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004.  He... Read More »