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    • chess and culture #5 Leonardo Illustrations

      Book May Have Leonardo Illustrations (or Not) Pages from "De Ludo Scachorum", a book about chess with illustrations that some say were designed by Leonardo da Vinci. The latest attribution to be proposed involves the design for the illustratio... | Read More

    • Evergreen Game Anderssen

      White: Anderssen   Black: Dufresne   Opening: Evans Gambit  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4ed4  7. O-O d3 8. Qb3 Qf6 9. e5 Qg6 10. Re1 Nge711. Ba3 b5  12. Qb5 Rb8 13. Qa4 Bb6... | Read More

      • axanmami
      • | Jul 17, 2014
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    • My Opening Study

                     When I began studying chess at the end of 2013, I read many times something like "Don't waste your time studying openings until you are at least 1800(2000 sometimes).".                Usually, such statements ... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 14, 2014
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    • Book Review: Mating the Castled King by Danny Gormally (Ebook)

      NOTE: This review is part of a three part series reviewing the Forward Chess app for chess ebooks, this book, and Techniques of Positional Play by Bronznik and Terekhin. Forward Chess Review Techniques of Positional Play Review Mating the Castl... | Read More

    • App Review: Forward Chess

      NOTE: This review was done using Forward Chess version 1.3.3 on a Nexus 10 running Android 4.4.4. NOTE: This review was based on my experiences with the ebook versions of Mating the Castled King by GM Danny Gormally and Techniques of Positional P... | Read More


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  • 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 »