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  • The Most Remarkable Match

         "This match is, in respect of its vicissitude, perhaps the most      remarkable in the annals of chess."       - from I. O. Howard Taylor's obituary of John Jacob Löwenthal        in "American Chess Journal" of Sept. 187... | Read More

  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II

        The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... | Read More

  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part I

          Take a walk with me on the wild side . . . of chess.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       When Tarrasch wrote,  ". . .Sg5 , den ich für einen richtigen Stümperzug halt... | Read More

  • Nellie

    1892 "BCM"      In 1894 Nellie Love Marshall Showalter, the wife of then U.S. Chess Champion, Jackson Whipps Showalter, played Mrs. Harriet Worrell, the wife of the renowned chess player who had died in 1878, Thomas Herbert Worrall, also... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More


    • TIL #1

      Today, during an online (not chess.com correspondence) chess game, I learned that a typical tactical trick must always be carefully calculated before executed.  The typical tactical trick, from this position: is simply to play Nxe5.  Of cours... | Read More

    • Going Competitive With Team Matches!

      [Blog History]   Hello, everyone!      It's been a while since my Chess.com activity has flourished, but I come back bringing ideas of competition and glory to you all. When we (myself, Donna (RookedonChess), David (Pruess), & Danny ... | Read More

    • Black's early queen swap against the Bronstein Gambit

      I never consulted a book about the 1. d4 Nf6 2. g4 gambit. Its ideas are easy to see — get the center early, and the g-file late — so when an FM opponent played 5...e5 in an early trial, I sorta freaked. "Uh oh," I thought, "if a strong player... | Read More

    • Walter Browne, R.I.P.

      I was shocked when I heard that Walter Browne had died in his sleep in Las Vegas at age 66.   I first met Walter Browne in 1969 at the American Open in Santa Monica.  We were good friends and played tennis together.  Many of the major tourname... | Read More

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      • | Jun 27, 2015
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    • (Somewhat) Intriguing Positions Edition 2

      I am currently playing a correspondence game in which I encountered the following position after 20... Ra4 (I was playing black against a lower-rated player). The idea here was to take on c4 on the next move, but I realised that my rook would ha... | Read More

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      • | Jun 24, 2015
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  • Cambridge-Oxford University Chess Club Match

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    Longest running annual match in chess.  The traditional series began in 1873 with the help of future world champion Wilhelm Steinitz (won by Oxford University 10-3).  The univerisities actually started playin in 1871, but the early matches were ... Read More »

  • Abrahams, Gerald

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    Gerald Abrahams (1907-1980) was British lawyer (barrister), chess master and chess author.   His eight chess books include Teach Yourself Chess (1948), The Chess Mind (1952), Handbook of Chess (1960), Technique in Chess (1961), Test Your Chess... 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 »

  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended.  The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5).  The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Feb... 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 »