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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #73: Three vs. Two

    Professor: It's good to see you, class.  The kids didn't say much. A few of them even looked sad.  Professor: Why so pale and wan, if I may ask? Rachel: Well, the semester's coming to an end.  Professor: That's true. But you've all learned... | Read More

  • The Paulsen Sicilian: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we looked at the history of the Paulsen Sicilian until the late 1950s.  Around this time, it was accepted that the c2-c4 plan was not terribly dangerous for Black, whose dark-squared bishop was still unimpeded by the pawn. The li... | Read More

  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Read More

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... | Read More

  • The Four Most Amazing World Championship Blunders

    The chess world gasped when in game six of this year's world championship match, both Carlsen and Anand missed a simple tactical shot 26...Nxe5! (see #10 in the second part of this series). Some reporters even rushed to call it "the bi... | Read More


    • #9, Phi Kappa Blanca XXXII

      << #8 Phi Kappa Blanca 1990.10.6 -- #10 ??>> Tournament #9 : Phi Kappa Blanca, 10/27/90 NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC TD:  Robert Singletary Section:  U1400 Time Control:  40/90, G/30   This would be my first tournament playing ... | Read More

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    • Simul Stories from Singapore

      In simultaneous exhibitions, it is usually not common for strong masters to sit across the board to face the simul master. After all, the simul master will have his hands full fending off the many boards, let alone deal with someone he would alrea... | Read More

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      • | Dec 20, 2014
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    • How I played a Bullet Brawl against Daniel Rensch

      It was Wenseday night. It was already 00:30 and I was just finishing a thing on my computer while my wife was calling me to come to sleep. At this moment I made the "mistake" ! For some reason a chess.com tab was open on my google chrome, and whe... | Read More

    • chess trick

      Learn chess strategy this helps you to avoid making the same mistakes in every game you play. The chess tips on my website help you to improve your strategy and finally start winning. To get better you need mental discipline, patience and knowledg... | Read More

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      • | Dec 19, 2014
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    • The Crüxshadows - Winterborn

      This is SO INSPIRATIONAL!!! Puts a big smile on my face whenever I hear it! ♥ Lyrics: Dry your eyes and quietly bear this pain with prideFor heaven shall remember the silent and the braveAnd promise me, they will never see, the fear within o... | Read More


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  • 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 »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Sarratt, Jacob Henry

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    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1821) was a chess player and author.   He was a London schoolmaster and the first professional to teach in England.  He was the house professional at the Salopian coffee house in London who played for a guinea per game... Read More »

  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »

  • Mathematics and chess

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    The number of possible chess positions after White’s first ply move is 20 (16 pawn moves and 4 knight moves).  There are 400 possible chess positions after two ply moves (first ply move for White followed by first ply move for Black).  Th... Read More »