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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

  • The Fighting Dragon Video Series

    If the Sicilian is the vehicle driving Black’s equalizing chances, the Dragon is its engine. For years, White has struggled to find a definite answer to counter the Sicilian. The Dragon variation, also known as the Draco Star, has only furth... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Chess Jab

    In my previous articles, I discussed two "chess boxing" combos,  "The Chess Uppercut" and "The Chess Sucker Punch."  Today, I'll show you "Fischer's Jab." The definition of a jab is "a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist... | Read More

  • The Little Chess Village, Part II

     n 1616 Augustus of Brunswick‑Lüneburg, writing as Gustavus Selenus in his work, "Das Schach- oder König-Spiel," tells of his visit to Ströbeck where he encountered three types of chess being played.  One was the Mediæval Chess, which ... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

    In my last article, I gave you five tips to improve your tactics.  If you did your homework and practiced your tactics (either Tactics Trainer, or my Chess Genie app) you will see the benefits right away! However, learning strateg... | Read More


    • Sailing

      Sailing by Roland de Jesus   Oh!  There is nothing so life-affirming, As being in a sailboat that is heeling under a stiff breeze. To feel the sails shake through the mainsheet, And see the telltales flutter so, showing you that the wind ... | Read More

      • Seafever
      • | Jul 6, 2015
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    • An Unclear Position in the Chigorin

      Some days ago was the sixth round of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting (actually the grandmaster tournament and the Open finished yesterday). Although my opposite was approximately equally strong as me I wanted to play for a win but I knew that he wi... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Jul 6, 2015
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    • Who Will Answer?

      A friend recently sent me a thought-provoking piece from rapper Eminem, which challenged the reader about walking in the other person's shoes to understand where he is coming from and what pain he is experiencing. Ruminating on the rapper's poetr... | Read More

      • Seafever
      • | Jul 6, 2015
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    • How to Assess Your Chess 960 Starting Position

      How to assess your chess 960 starting position.   Determine if you have any unprotected pieces on the back rank.   Assess which pieces are well placed and which pieces are badly placed.   Determine if you have any unprotected or lightly p... | Read More

    • Millennium Chess - An Introduction

      In this blog series, I will be doing a study on a little-known chess variant called Millennium Chess, or Millennium 3D Chess. In this first post, I will briefly explain the game and some of its basics as they relate to the original game. Millenni... | Read More

      • ijgeoffrey
      • | Jul 5, 2015
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