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  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • Mastering Your Psychological Intuition

    For my victory over Capablanca I am indebted primarily to my superiority in the field of psychology. Capablanca played, relying almost exclusively on his rich intuitive talent. But for the chess struggle nowadays one needs a subtle knowledge of hu... | Read More

  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g4!? The so-called "Li... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations: The Good Old Days

    This series is all about attacking chess and combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny b... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.) The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More


    • Inspired by Morphy in the Lopez Opening

      Some years ago I was inspired by one of Morphy's game in the Lopez Opening (also named MacLeod Attack, the Scottish–Canadian chess master Nicholas MacLeod had played the opening frequently in the 19th century) that arises in the King's Pawn Op... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Jul 17, 2015
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    • THE IDEA OF OJANEN (Ojasen oivallus) – e5 sac in the Benoni

      The e5 sac in the Benoni defence became famous by Penrose-Tal –game (7.11.1960). However, this was not the stem game. The e5 sac was originally invented by Finnish IM Kaarle (Kalle) Ojanen. GM Eero Böök calls this variant with the name ”The... | Read More

      • HansAnders
      • | Jul 15, 2015
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    • 3rd Budapest Chess Holiday at 10-17 August 2015

      10-17 August 2015   Budapest, Hungary     Organized by International Chess Master Attila Turzo, the  Budapest Chess Holiday is an event that brings chess players from around the world together with the mission of improving their skills an... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 06.22.2015 - day 194

      American chess genius Paul Morphy won against James Mac Connel in New Orleans in 1849: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Daniel Mauricio Rodriguez in Saint John in 1988: Black to move and mate in 3: Our reader ... | Read More

    • Prodigy Program - July 2015 Registration Open UPDATE

      This is a fully updated and detailed article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in July. Most importantly, registr... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jun 23, 2015
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  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Abramov, Lev

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    Lev Abramov, born in 1911, was a Russian chess master.  He was awarded the International Arbiter title in 1957.   He was awarded the title of International Master of Correspondence Chess in 1979.  In 1971, he wrote Chess Move by Move.  He is ... Read More »

  • Foygel, Igor

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    Igor Foygel was born in Kiev in 1947.  He represented the republic of Ukraine in national youth chess competitions.  He became a master in 1974 and later became an International Master of Correspondence Chess.  He immigrated to the United State... Read More »

  • Weinberger, Tibor

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    FIDE Master and USCF Senior Master. He was a Hungarian master who played in five Hungarian championships from 1952 through 1956. He came to the United States in 1957. In 1957, he won the Minneapolis Open and the New Jersey Open. In 1958, he ... Read More »

  • Aarseth, Sverre Johannes

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    Sverre Aarseth, born July 20, 1934, is a chess master from Norway.   He participated in the 6th World Correspondence Chess Championship in 1971 and finished 14th out of 15 players.   He lost one game in 14 moves.  He is an astronomer and avid... Read More »