Didn't find what you are looking for? Click here to search for "capablanca" on Google.

Location: Cuba
Joined: 10/6/15
Last Online: 10/6/15
Points: 0 points
Location: casablanca, Morocco
Joined: 10/2/15
Last Online: 10/2/15
Points: 0 points
Location: United Kingdom
Joined: 9/28/15
Last Online: 9/28/15
Points: 0 points
Location: Havana, Cuba
Joined: 9/24/15
Last Online: 10/6/15
Points: 0 points
Location: Israel
Joined: 9/19/15
Last Online: 9/23/15
Points: 0 points

  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales

    I’ve talked to countless chess fans over the years and though all serious chess players have their favorite chess heroes, many of them aren’t in touch with the human side of the chess legends. This is the first of two articles showing some of ... | Read More

  • The Ages of Chess

    Caveat: The terms I use in the below essay are strictly my own invention and are not, by any means, generally accepted nomenclature. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * \ Chess Comes of Age /      Around the end of the 15t... | Read More

  • Botvinnik And The Winawer

    After World War Two, the chess world (and the world in general) was abruptly changed. It is very clear that a demarcation line can be placed at 1945 between the old classical chess and modern chess. There were many changes in the chess world aro... | Read More

  • The Man with 1000 Names

    Q: What do Leigh Franklin James, Paul Hugo, Paula Little, Paula Minton, Sylvia Sharon, Kenneth Harding, Marie De Jourlet, Lana Preston, Paul H. Little, Jack Warren. D.R. Mason, Hugo Paul, Jack Warren, Dr. Lamb Library, Dr. Guenter Klow, Dorothy D... | Read More

  • Max Euwe And The Slav Defense

    In 1935 a surprising thing happened. The fourth world champion, Alexander Alekhine, widely considered a genius, lost a match to the Dutch master, Max Euwe. Euwe was unique among world champions for several reasons. First, he was the only one who... | Read More

    • Always Obey the Rules (Except When You Shouldn’t) -- Capablanca Endgame

      So chess is full of principles that the aspiring chess student is taught to follow. Develop your pieces toward the center. Pawns belong in the center. Lead with Knights, then Bishops. Rooks belong on open files. Protect your King. The list goes on... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Sep 10, 2015
    • Should Beginners Play an Opening System?

      "Besides the Colle System, are there other opening systems that you would recommend a beginner to learn?" First, let me differentiate between a regular opening and an opening system. An opening system is one where it doesn't matter what the oppon... | Read More

      • danheisman
      • | Sep 5, 2015
    • Richard Réti

      Richard Reti (1889-1922) is one of my favourite chess personalities. He is a well known chess player, but maybe not so well-known as Alekhine, Capablanca, Anand, Carlsen, etc. This thread is not, however a biography about Richard Reti, but an acc... | Read More

    • Can you play tactics played by a worldchampion? 6

      This series is going about tactics played by a worldchampion. Can you solve them? The previous part was going about José Raúl Capablanca. In this part: Mikhail Botvinnik. Botvinnik via Wikipedia Botvinnik was worldchampion in:   1948 - 19... | Read More

      • vc153415
      • | Aug 30, 2015
    • Sinquefield Cup 2015, After 6 Rounds

      Sinquefield Cup 2015 reminds me St. Petersburg 1914. Not that I was alive in 1914 (-_-) Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Rubinstein... One can learn a lot about chess just from studying only that tournament. Well, Sinquefield 2... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Aug 29, 2015
      • | 1 comment

Video Lessons

  • Ruy Lopez

    • 1773 Reads
    • | 1773 Reads

    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 »

  • Chajes, Oscar

    • 2 Reads
    • | 2 Reads

    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

    • 10 Reads
    • | 10 Reads

    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • 1936 in chess

    • 0 Reads
    • | 0 Reads

    In January 1936, the All-Russian Trade Union Tournament finished after six months of steady play.  The event had 700,000 participants.  Georgy Lizitzin and Vitaly Checkover tied for 1st place. On January 4, 1936, the 16th Annual Hastings Christ... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit

    • 164 Reads
    • | 164 Reads

    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »