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  • 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

  • Paul Morphy's Chess Strength

    Paul Morphy, Spring Hill College, 1854      This is a highly unusual article for me.  I have no love for chess engines.  Additionally, I have severe reservations about trying to compare modern players with 19th cenutry players.  It h... | Read More

  • Punishing Unsound Openings

    Unsurprisingly, one of my favorite movies of all time is Searching for Bobby Fischer (I know - the things you find out about me!). Hollywood-style dramatizations of chess games aside, the film is extremely well-made, featuring a thoughtful ex... | Read More

  • Modern day analysis – working with the computer

    Modern day analysis – working with the computer  In this article I will expand on some ideas that were presented when I wrote about preparing your opening repertoire. Many chess players have no clue on how to use the machine to their benef... | Read More

  • A Month of Studies: Part 5

    Greetings, chess fans! This is the final part of my series of endgame studies. This month I have learned so much about these wonderful pieces of chess art and their composition. The beauty and majesty of this royal game we all love continues to am... | Read More

    • My First French

      I've never played the French Defense before. I didn't particularly want to play it here. I was hoping to play the Dutch and used the move order recommended by Simon Williams (1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 ), but he warned that e4 could happen and I'd have to le... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jul 25, 2014
    • My First Blitz Game

      My First Blitz Game Its Computer Analysis: | Read More

      • Mahaaveera
      • | Jul 11, 2014
    • Sharp Karo-Cann

      The Karo-Cann has a reputation for being a very solid opening. But this one got very sharp and tactical. I enjoy sharp tactical games, but they do keep ones ego in check. When there is so much going on it is easy to miss things, and I missed a lot... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jul 7, 2014
    • Chessspank's USCF Rated Game: June 26, 2014, The Scandinavian!

      Below is a game I played with the black pieces in a game/75 minute time control with a 30-second increment. After exchanging in the Scandinavian, the game transposes into a Caro-Kann Panov variation, where White gets into a bind defending its c... | Read More

      • chessspank
      • | Jun 26, 2014
    • Computer Fireworks!

      Can't say I understand much of what's happening here but I thought this particular section of the previous computer analysis deserved a post on its own! A question for the computer boffins. If the silicon monster had 'a priori' knowledge of 6.... | Read More

  • 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 »