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  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales: Polgar vs Silman

    I didn’t intend to write a 4th Cracked Grandmaster Tales article, but so many members asked me to do another that I decided to share a few more (true) stories. I hope you enjoy these as much as you did the others. Be warned: there mig... | Read More

  • Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with different openings. So while A... | Read More

  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • Giving Up On Chess? -- The Zalakaros Open

    After six rounds of the Zalakaros Open in Hungary, I had four points -- which was not a bad score, since the average of my opponents' ratings was high. Earlier in the tournament, I was sure that it was time for me to give up chess, or at... | Read More

  • Ups And Downs In Life And Chess: Zalakaros Open

    It has been some time since I wrote about my own tournaments or annotated my own games. In general, it seems more legitimate and honest to annotate one's own games. You know precisely what was going on in your head, you remember your emotions, wha... | Read More

    • International Master simuls on Sunday

      Hello Friends, I am Attila Turzo, an International Chess Master. I will organize 2 simuls on Sunday   The first simul will be on Sunday at 10:00 am London time.  9:00 pm Melbourne, Sydney  8:00 pm Brisbane  7:30 pm Adelaide  7:00... | Read More

    • Salomon Flohr El experto

      Salomon Flohr Salomon Mijailovich Flohr (llamado Salo Flohr) (Horodenka, Polonia, actual Ucrania, 21 de noviembre de 1908–Moscú, 18 de julio de 1983) fue uno de los principales jugadores checoslovacos de ajedrez del siglo XX.     Salo... | Read More

    • The Budapest--it's a Pest!

      I wanted to share one of my blitz games today. It's an instructive game, in the Budapest Gambit. Although I reacted well to this rather offbeat opening, I won another pawn, but gave him too much activity. Low on time, I managed to extricate my pi... | Read More

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      • | Nov 19, 2015
    • Simul on Thursday 19th of November for Australian, European and Asian players

      I have good news for Australian and Asian players. I start to give simuls at new times which fits for their time zones!  I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.  I will play a simul on the LIVE server with 30 15 ... | Read More

    • Simul with International Master Attila Turzo on Monday 16th of November

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul on the LIVE server with 30 15 time control. It will starting at 6:00 pm London time on this Monday the 16th November 2015. The standard entry fee would... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • 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 »