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  • The Eye Of The Beholder

    Many players feel that chess is all about threats or attack or finding a combination or some other form of brute force moves. And, of course, that is exactly what many positions need. However, in many other positions those things are exactly what ... | Read More

  • Notation

    "At the root of all advances in the science of chess-play lies the necessity of discovering an intelligible system of notation, by means of which the squares of the board may be easily defined and the moves of the pieces recorded."  — H.J.R. M... | Read More

  • Opening Or Endgame? You Decide

    In studying chess, which of the two phases should students focus on most? Or should they concentrate on another aspect of chess altogether? It reminds us of other eternal questions, like what is the meaning of life, why is there something rather... | Read More

  • 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 Place For Everything

      I have always been better than my rating. That is why I have trouble finding instructive losses. Not more than four months ago, at a rating of 1150, my games were divided into two types: those in which I crushed my opponent, and those in which I... | Read More

    • Thai Open - 9th round

      In the last round of the tournament I was playing White versus a 17-year old girl from India, Varshini V. She actually sported the second highest rating among all my opponents in this tournament (2159). By that time I was already expecting all As... | Read More

      • ddt_ru
      • | Nov 22, 2015
    • Laundry Day

      Soon I am going to do a shocking expose on the Knights and how powerful of piece they can be. A little twist, however, there will be four blog posts on the subject ranging from rank noob (or teachers of noobs) to at least Expert strength. I will b... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Nov 16, 2015
    • A serie of 8

      Today I played in a 5 0 blitz tourney and had a serie of 8 games without losses. In the last few weeks I have been losing quite some games, in blitz, but also correspondence chess. That is one thing, but I also lost against lower rated players I ... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Nov 14, 2015
    • my flexible study plan... for now

      I watch the occasional chess video, but when it comes to chess I think I learn more readily by playing through instruction. When I was in high school, this meant playing through The Complete Chessplayer by Fred Reinfeld on a board in my bedroom. ... | Read More

  • Chess

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    Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide in homes, urban parks, clubs, online, correspondence, and in... 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 Februar... Read More »

  • 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 »