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  • Catalans

         Joan Carbó i Batlle was born the same year as Paul Morphy.  In fact, Batlle was just 3 weeks older than his more famous contemporary. Also a lawyer, though born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Batlle with his two friends, Judge Josep-Salvi F... | Read More

  • Serendipity Leads to Fischer and Beyond

          I had stumbled across the archived "New York Times" obituary notice for Edmar Mednis (February 22, 2002, by Dylan Loeb McClain).  The obit, of course, reviews his life, but pivots on the point that, although Mednis (pictured left in 19... | Read More

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Read More

  • Kasparov's Blitz Recipe

     Kasparov's My Great Predecessors series of books is a trove of invaluable information. Garry is a real King Midas of chess since whatever chess subject he touches, he turns into gold. Whether you want to improve your tactical skills, le... | Read More

  • The Endgames of Tromsø, Part 2

    In this article we continue to examine the endgames and queenless middlegames played in the World Cup, currently being held in Tromsø, Norway. We will now be looking at the games played in the second round of the knockout. First, we have a very ... | Read More


    • Aprendiendo con los GM.

      HOY TAMBIEN TENEMOS AL MI MICHAEL RAHAL ESCUCHANDO SUS PENSAMIENTOS EN PARTIDAS RAPIDAS - VEREMOS SICILIANA TAIMANOV- APERTURA CATALANA-DEF. PHILLIDOR-DEF. CARO KAN -MURO DE PIEDRA -RUY LOPEZ - DEF. FRANCESA 10 VIDEOS MUY INSTRUCTIVOS ENhttp://ter... | Read More

    • First over-the-board game!

      As I told you a few days ago, I've joined a Chess Club and I was going to play my first official on-the-board game. The tournament is the XXVII Internacional Vila de Sant Boi. As an starting player in the Catalan Federation I start with a 1700 ra... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Apr 18, 2015
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    • Oldest recorded game of chess

        " The English translation of "Scachs d'Amor" The 15th century Catalan poem, "Scachs d'Amor," describes a game of chess played between Venus and Mars. The game which accompanies this text is believed to be the earliest recorded game under t... | Read More

    • Bogo-Catalan Game

      This blog post falls into the catagory of posting games I'm proud of. In the game, after black's passive opening play, I managed to ignore some materialistic instincts in favor of building an attack and keeping the black king in the center. And it... | Read More

      • AVStone
      • | Feb 28, 2015
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    • Learning the Catalan

      Hi, I'm new to Chess.com and was wondering if any of you could advise me on a game I played recently, it uses the Catalan opening which I have just recently learned. I've only being playing properly for just over a month so it might not be the hi... | Read More

      • abeswick
      • | Feb 13, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »

  • Benko's Opening

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    Benko's Opening (also known as the Hungarian Opening, the Barcza Opening, the Bilek Opening, and the King's Fianchetto Opening), is achess opening characterized by the move: 1. g3White's 1.g3 ranks as the fifth most popular opening move in... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »