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  • Overprotection, Decoded

    The concept of overprotection, invented and verbalized by Nimzowitsch in My System, is defined by IM Jeremy Silman as "a strategically important pawn or square that is given more protection than it seemingly needs. Essentially a prophylactic ... | Read More

  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Read More

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... | Read More

  • 6 Ways To Beat Magnus Carlsen

    This Sunday (Dec. 14), "10 fortunate members will earn the right to challenge World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen in an online simultaneous exhibition," according to FM Mike Klein's press release. But I wouldn't call them "fortu... | Read More

  • 14 Amazing World Championship Blunders, Part 3

    Before we continue our "hit parade" of blunders, I'd like to thank our readers (and especially FritsFritschy) for their active participation in our discussion about the historic "blunder" in the first game of the Spassky-Fischer match that we... | Read More

    • Here is a Good Read for Carlsen to Help Stir Lacking Imagination

      Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita DISCLAIMER: Read at your own risk because (1) eruptions of imagination in this excerpt from one of the best novels of the 20th century may cause disruptions in logical pathways of your brain disabling for... | Read More

    • Dmitry Tymchuk: Military updates, 12/17 (8th “Day of Silence”).

      Dmitry Tymchuk: Military updates, 12/17 (8th “Day of Silence”) Dmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament.12.17.2014Translated and edited by ... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Dec 18, 2014

      ADVANCE 3-D CHESS E-BOOKBook One vol. 1 - Single Set GamesE-Book...Amazon...Kindle...$4.99  | Read More


      Title : The Longitudinal Star Gate 14 Model , Model IIIBy: Siafa B. NealAuthor's website : Price : $ 22.95   WOW ! !  COOL ! !8.5 " x 11 "    ( 21.59 x 27.95 cm )Full Color on White paper156 pa... | Read More

    • Brain Food = Better Chess !

      Hello Everyone! I am happy to annouce the release of my first (coauthored with my wife) chess ebook ! "The Chess Player's Recipe Book: 20 Brain Enhancing Meals, Snacks and Drinks" For readers I would like to share a recipe and puzzle ... | Read More

      • Boorchess
      • | Dec 17, 2014

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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 »