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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


    • Correspondence Chess - 2014 Electronic Knights - My First Round Games

      As detailed in my previous posting on correspondence chess, two of my six first round games of the 2014 Electronic Knights tournament were forfeited by my opponents within the first few moves. These two games are not presented here. However, the r... | Read More

      • Ace_Club
      • | Sep 16, 2014
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    • Poison Pawn Unfinished

      This game followed the book line for the poisoned pawn variation of the French defense until the 10th move, which I suspect is just where the computer analysis cuts off. The first move out of the most common responses was white's h4 on move 12, wh... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Sep 8, 2014
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    • Winning a won game - my favourite winning combination from one of my games

      I was up a piece in this Ruy Lopez, but we all know the importance of finding the right idea to win a won game. My opponent blundered badly, but I was very pleased with the clear plan that I found from move 32 onwards revolving around Re8, and the... | Read More

      • john4000
      • | Aug 28, 2014
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    • Overemphasizing the importance of openings, part 1

      Openings just aren't as important as you or I probably make it out to be. At least the way I used to study it. Using a computer to come up with which openings have the best "score" is in my opinion not a very productive method of studying.   Ho... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | Aug 23, 2014
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    • Good game - Still a loss

      I used the computer analysis function on the site, as part of my Gold membership, to see where I went wrong.  It lists my blunders, mistakes, and inaccuracies.  No blunders, no mistakes, 4 inaccuracies. I can't feel too bad, the player was 150 ... | 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 »