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  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Read More

  • The Four Most Amazing World Championship Blunders

    The chess world gasped when in game six of this year's world championship match, both Carlsen and Anand missed a simple tactical shot 26...Nxe5! (see #10 in the second part of this series). Some reporters even rushed to call it "the bi... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Kramnik vs. Kasparov

    By 1990, Garry Kasparov had done what nobody had done before since the creation of the world championship: defended his title multiple times against the clearly best challenger. All in all, he and Anatoly Karpov played five quite grueling matches ... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 3, 2014

    "If you had a choice of seeing the future or reading your opponent's mind as they apply to a chess game, which one would you do?" I never had that question before! If I could see the future (not with regards to the game), there are some options ... | 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


    • An Unsound Trap in the Boor Attack

      I felt very good about this game as I was playing it. I though i'd found a great trap in the Boor attack variation of the Exchange Slav. It worked very well when I played it but computer analysis after the game showed me it was sound. Black had t... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Dec 21, 2014
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    • Game by Phone

      I have yet to create a blog post. This is my first. After some time away from "competitive" chess, I had the (gratefully accepted) opportunity to play a semi-serious game over the phone with a man named Phil Heyland. We have played a couple of t... | Read More

      • mvonkeit
      • | Dec 14, 2014
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    • Chess Code of Chivalry

      “The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.”  -Honore de Balzac “There is another side to chivalry.  If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.” - Freda Adler   ... | Read More

      • zirtoc
      • | Dec 12, 2014
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    • David vs. Goliath Matchups in Blitz.

          Hey there everyone! I played a bitz touranament a few hours ago in which I faced three consecutive opponents who were significantly higher rated than me, winning two and losing against the big scary 1700. I hope to illustrate the do's and do... | Read More

      • sam_reimer
      • | Nov 21, 2014
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    • bullet upset

      This was the last round of a seven rounds bullet tournament (2'+1''). so not much time for in-depth analysis at the board. My oponent was leading with 6 points out of 6 rounds. Here is the computer analysis of the game: | Read More

      • raducernea
      • | Nov 19, 2014
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  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square. En passant may only... 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 »

  • Abonyi, Istvan

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    Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) was a Hungarian master.  He was born and died in Budapest.  In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit (1.a3 Nf6 2.b3 e5) against  the Dutch surge... Read More »