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    • Books from My Past, Part 4

      In this fourth and final installment of the "Books from My Past" series I'll review the final two books that I read before starting the serious chess study in 2013 that I have been journaling about in this blog. My 20 year chess career can be s... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • Witney Chess Congress 2014 (18/19 Oct)

      Held at Cokethorpe School in Witney, a 5 round Swiss tournament. Time controls were 90 minutes plus 15 seconds per move from move 1. I took a bye on round 3 and my results were as follows:   Round 1: A disappointing loss after a solid game. Qu... | Read More

      • DrDeal
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • 2014 Week 8 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Miami Sharks

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Miami Sharks 1-3 GM Niclas Huschenbeth (2603) - GM Julio Becerra (2626) 0.5-0.5 View Game GM Larry Kaufman (2391) - GM Renier Gonzalez (2510) 0.5-0.5 View Game NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) - NM Federico Gonzalez (2315) 0-... | Read More

    • How To Read "FEN"

      Now most of you should have heard or even used "FEN". But if you're unfamiliar to it, then let me tell you that it, along with "PGN" are essential codes used for your analyzing variations. Here's an example of the "FEN" code for the current Ind... | Read More

    • What's Your Favorite Chess Piece?

      Before we even play our first game of chess, we learn how the pieces move. The fact that the pieces travel the board in different ways is our first clue that the pieces themselves are not interchangeable. After a while, we find out about the ... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Oct 11, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • Algebraic notation

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    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »

  • e4

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    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »