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  • Pawn Endgames: A Practical Guide

    Let us begin with a small challenge. Take a look at the following diagram: It is the starting position, stripped of all pieces except kings. If you managed to examine it without a yawn, eye roll, or grimace, you have passed the test . ... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: Modern Play

    Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit. Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.  While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | 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

  • The Deadly Chess Symmetry

    There is a popular misconception amongst amateur players that a symmetrical position in chess inevitably leads to a draw. We already discussed here why playing a "copycat chess" can be extremely dangerous for your own position. Yet, there is a g... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: A History

    This week we turn our attention to one of the most swashbuckling of openings: the Evans Gambit. Unlike some other openings whose first use was surrounded by mystery and uncertainty, the origins of the Evans Gambit seem fairly clear. ... | Read More


    • The attacking prowess of IM Dr Colin Crouch (1956-2015)

      I have learnt yesterday from IM Gary Lane's and GM Simon William's twitter that one of my favourite chess authors, Dr IM Colin Crouch has just passed away. His writing style is more thematic, discussive and commentary-laden (- a style which the B... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Apr 18, 2015
      • | 468 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Playing the Sicilian Accelerated Dragon - Part 1

      Hello Chess Fans, Black's strongest WEAPON against 1.e4 is the Sicilian Defense 1...c4, which uses a flank pawn to attack the center squares.  Although there are several variations of the Sicilian Defense, today we will specifically be reviewin... | Read More

    • First over-the-board game!

      As I told you a few days ago, I've joined a Chess Club and I was going to play my first official on-the-board game. The tournament is the XXVII Internacional Vila de Sant Boi. As an starting player in the Catalan Federation I start with a 1700 ra... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Apr 18, 2015
      • | 199 views
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    • April 16 2015

      [Date "2015.04.16"][Result "0-1"][FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"][White "Mike Burba"][WhiteElo "1950"][Black "Dan O'Donnell"][BlackElo "1524"][Event "April GWCC"][Round "3"] 1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.O-... | Read More

      • plainpavek
      • | Apr 18, 2015
      • | 109 views
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    • How to Report Annoying Bugs in V3!

      Hey Everyone! I've received several messages about "How do I submit a bug?", so in this blog, I will show how to submit a bug or suggestion in v3.  What is V3? Find out Here!  1.) Click "Report a Bug".  2.) Clic... | Read More

      • ChessKingT
      • | Apr 18, 2015
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