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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.29.2015 - day 109

      World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik beat J. Dobropistsev in Leningrad in 1926: Black to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against Joao De Souza Mendes in Mar del Plata in 1959: Black to move and checkmates in 2: My st... | Read More


      Chess Statistics: Top 10 Best Openings for White and Black     There are many games of chess being played each minute and even each second. There are players who play online blitz chess for fun and there are those who play standard 2 hour time... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
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    • Budapest Storm

      This game explores an interesting sideline in Budapest Gambit. Black won nice game in purely tactical style! | Read More

      • mnowotny
      • | Mar 21, 2015
    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.14.2015 - day 94

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov beat Grandmaster Mihajlo Stojanovic in Valjevo in 2007: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen won against Geir S Tallaksen Ostmoe in the Norwegian championship in Sandnes in 2005: White... | Read More

    • First Saturday Budapest 7th-16th March 2015 event

      We have our event from 7th until 16th March. We have 36 players, 6 from Turkmenistan. Our official website is: Every day we publish our games in the site, a person puts the games into the CHESSBASE usually 1-2 hours after th... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »

  • Abonyi, Istvan

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    Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) was a Hungarian master.  He was born and died in Budapest.  In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit (1.a3 Nf6 2.b3 e5) against  the Dutch surge... 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 »

  • 1933 in chess

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    On January 6, 1933, the 13th Annual Christmas Congress in Hastings ended.  The Premier event was won by Salo Flohr of Czechoslovakia, scoring 7 out of 9 (+5 =4).  He was followed by Pirc (6.5), L. Steiner and Sultan Khan (5.5), Michell (4.5), Al... Read More »

  • Alekhine's Defense

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    The moves 1.e4 Nf6 were played before Alekhine (analyzed by Allgaier in 1819), but Alekhine popularized it.  Alexander Alekhine first played this defense at Budapest in September 1921 against Saemisch and E. Steiner.  By May 1922 it was being c... Read More »