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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
    • University Prodigy Program "Master Chess at Any Age, Within 5 Years!"

      I am extremely happy to announce that my online chess coaching website has recently partnered with University! We will be assisting them in order to improve the quality of online chess instruction. We are als... | Read More

    • Some good books to check out

      1000 checkmate combinations by Victor Henkin. This book was originally written in russian and translated into english. Another book is How to become a deadly chess tactician by David Lemoir & Ken Lemoir. Logical chess move by move by Irving Ch... | Read More

      • tinman5150
      • | Oct 5, 2014
    • Irving Chernev

      Jeremy Gaige’s Chess Personalia (Jefferson, 1987) states that Irving Chernev was born on 29 January 1900 in Priluki (Ukraine), but we note that at the website the birth-date 17 June 1899 is indicated. ‘January 1900’ was... | Read More

    • Lasker's Manual Book One

      Today - Daily Chess Score 933, Live-Standard 1017  So looking through chess books for inspiration I have had trouble finding a book that didn't look like a huge list of lines. Those books are great too I am sure but I am the kind of person who h... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Hazeltine, Miron James

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    Miron James Hazeltine (1824-1907) was a newspaper chess columnist (New York Clipper) for more than 50 years (from August 1856 to January 1907) who did not miss a single weekly issue until shortly before his death in February 1907.  He was born at... Read More »

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • Impossible!

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    This "Impossible" Checkmate contradicts what many, many chess books say: "You can only checkmate with two knights if you are in the corner and your opponent blunders." It is possible.     You can do it on the side of the board; however, yo... Read More »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »