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  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • The Double Attack

    The double attack is a devastating tactical weapon. A double attack can come out of nowhere, instantly winning the game in a complex position. Combinations and tactical shots are usually made possible by a certain aspect of the position -- a vul... | Read More

  • The French Winawer: A History

    In the first installment of my series on the development of various opening variations, we learned about the history of the King's Gambit. This week we will be moving on to a more modern and frequently seen opening: the Winawer French. In th... | Read More

  • The King's Gambit: A History

    With last week's column, we reached the end of my series on endgames, "Without the Lady." It has been an interesting journey through one of chess's most mysterious and underappreciated domains -- but the end has come. I now begin a new column co... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 9

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More


    • Hottest 100 Song Entries, 2015

      First (substantive) post is now up: My top-ten songs as entered in Triple J's Hottest 100 Countdown competition. Vids and reviews here: http://www.davidsmerdon.com/?p=1636 | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Jan 25, 2015
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    • 2015 – We’re Back, Baby!

      After a long hiatus, the blog is back. I decided to trial a Christmas/New Year period offline, coinciding with a much-needed trip back to Australia. I was fortunate to be invited to play in the Australian Open chess championships in Sydney, which ... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Jan 25, 2015
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    • DAILY REVIEW OF WIJK AAN ZEE 2015. Round 12 - Giri Variation

      12th round of Tata Steel Masters was frankly boring - only two games of seven ended effectively! It remains only hope that the super GMs cherish forces for a decisive round. However, today there was quite a significant event in the parallel tour... | Read More

    • All natural numbers sum equal Infinite or -1/12?

      [EN] All natural numbers sum equal Infinite or -1/12? I was surprised to watch the video (watch it below) that shows the sum of all natural numbers is not equal to infinity but it would be -1/12. In this interesting mathematics paper 'Infinite or... | Read More

      • jefersonba
      • | Jan 21, 2015
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    • I Remember Bobby

      My brother and I had a board set up in the same position as Fischer and Spassky’s in far away Reykjavik that summer of ’72.  We sat mesmerized for hours every day, our attention divided equal parts between the board and the endearingly goofy ... | Read More

      • KTZ1
      • | Jan 18, 2015
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Video Lessons


Chessopedia


  • Evans, Larry

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    Larry Melvyn Evans (March 22, 1932 – November 15, 2010) was an  was an American Chess Grandmaster, author and journalist. He won or shared the U.S. Open Chess Championship five times and the U.S. Open Chess Championship four times.  He won or ... Read More »

  • Légall's Mate

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    Légall's Mate is named after the French player M. de Kermar, Sire de Légall (1702-1792).  While there are several variations, each involves the sacrifice of the queen.  If you would like to see more on this trap, David ... Read More »

  • Santasiere, Anthony

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    Anthony Edward Santasiere (born 9 December 1904 – died 13 January 1977) was an American chess master. Chess career: 1920s-In 1923, Santasiere tied for 13-14th in Lake Hopatcong (Frank Marshall and Abraham Kupchik won). In 1924, he took 3rd, ... Read More »

  • Lees, David

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    David M. Lees was born on February 12, 1943 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He was a National Master.  He won or tied in the Western Massachusetts Championship five times (1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967).  He won the Central New Engla... Read More »

  • chess composition

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    In 1997, the Permanent Commission for Chess Compositions (PCCC) decided to establish the title of World Champion for Composers.  FIDE recognizes eight categories of chess composition.  The categories and world champions are: Two-movers -... Read More »