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  • Good Traps and Bad Traps: The Maung Story

    Let's attempt to define a good trap: "Setting up an attractive, but faulty, sequence for the opponent that, if followed, would allow a tactic or, at least, a forcing sequence unfavorable for that opponent. However, if the opponent avoids that mo... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 5

    Unorthodox Chess Players Einet890 asked a few questions, but I will only answer one here, and one other next time I do a Q&A article. Mr. Einet890, I’ll answer this question for everyone, though you’re welcome to use the ans... | Read More

  • 5 Easy Ways to Enjoy Chess More

    1. Slow Down chess clock with symbolic time by Kristoffersonschach |CC Blitz and bullet chess are great fun, but can you really appreciate the subtle beauty of the game when you're making a move every two seconds? Maybe if you&rsq... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jul 11, 2014

    In his fun and instructive book Grandmaster Secrets: Openings (recommended for those 1700+), GM Andy Soltis discusses in some detail why it is not necessary good, and often misguided, that average tournament and club players feel it necessary to... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Steinitz vs Lasker

    As we move along in our exploration of the endgames that defined the battles for the world championship, we come to the 1894 match between Emanuel Lasker and Wilhelm Steinitz, which took place in New York, Philadelphia, and Montreal. In the year... | Read More


    • Computer Game Error

      I was playing a game against a computer a couple of days ago. A lot of things started getting messed up. For example, when I tried to kill a pawn with my queen, the queen increased in size; when I did "something" with my king, it dupl... | Read More

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    • Chess News 2 is available

      This new release is by far the best way of getting international chess news on your iOS device!This brand new version brings you a lot of improvements.Here’s what you got for less than a price of a coffee :The application has been completely r... | Read More

      • juanedam
      • | Jul 23, 2014
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    • Continued: From 1400 USCF to 2000: #7 Building a Repertiore + Sample Game

      Expanding on the previous post I wanted to write down the resources I will be using to study from. White: The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White: A Complete, Sound and User-friendly Chess Opening Repertoire Kaufman's book goes through the be... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Jul 22, 2014
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    • Why is it worth learning to play chess?

      Chess teaches you how to think in a very concrete and precise manner much like physics, mathematics, or computer science.However it is always specific rather than generalized and involves resistance from your opponent.You can learn about yourself.... | Read More

      • apSnDyY
      • | Jul 22, 2014
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    • The Tournament of Champions

      The Tournament of Champions is a fantasy tournament played on the Chessmaster II for PS1* system with a 3 hour, Fischer Style, time control. I took the first 4 World Chess Champions and the last 4 World Chess Champions for an 8 man, 2 rounds, roun... | Read More

      • herbie53
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  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • Curdo, John

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    John Anthony Curdo was born on November 14, 1931 in Lynn, Massachusetts and now lives in Auburn, Massachusetts.  He is a FIDE master (current Elo rating  2275, maximum Elo rating 2305).  He has won the Massachusetts state championship 18 times ... Read More »

  • Abbasov, Farid

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    Farid Abbasov was born in Azerbaijan on January 30, 1979.  In 1997, he took 2nd place in the European Youth Chess Championships.  He became a grandmaster in 2007.  Tournament results include: 1st at Alushta 2004; 1st at Kireevsk in 2004; 2nd a... Read More »