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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.18.2015 - day 129

      World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Glicco in Mexico in 1933: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against T. Kumro in a simul in Cicero in 1964: White to move and mate in 2: My student Norbert Bodo from Bud... | Read More

    • Cars and chess

      Cars and chess players sometime don't make very good mates.  Here are a few items about cars, car accidents, and chess players.     In 1901, Johannes von Minckwitz (1843-1901) committed suicide by stepping in front of a street car near Biebr... | Read More

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      • | Apr 18, 2015
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    • My Favorite 1.d4 Miniatures #5 (Budapest Gambit)

      Bernd Reinhardt, despite a peak rating of nearly 2400 never managed to secure a FIDE title. In today's “My Favorite 1.d4 Miniatures” Reinhardt, demonstrates his German efficiency in dismantling White's naive attempt to hang onto his extra pawn... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Apr 14, 2015
    • The Budapest Gambit

      A diagram of the Budapest Gambit for black. | Read More

    • 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

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 »