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  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More

  • The King Hunt, Revealed

    To me, the term king hunt invariably conjures up an image of a bygone era, when chess was played over coffee and cigars at the Café de la Régence. With defensive tenacity largely considered a hindrance to the game's beauty, spec... | Read More

  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

  • The 7 Weirdest Chess Openings

    Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... | Read More

    • Chess Club Blitz

      Today I visited the local chess club in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The club meets at 1 p.m. every Sunday afternoon at the Atlanta Bread Company.  I played three blitz games with a gentleman named Richard (pictured in the cover photo on the left, b... | Read More

      • pawpatrol
      • | Mar 29, 2015
    • Ça plane pour moi or Rapid chess tournaments in Płock and Bydgoszcz

      My friend Piotr doesn’t miss any opportunity to play in rapid chess tournaments in Toruń and nearby towns recently. When early February he offered me a shared trip to Płock to play in the local Grand Prix series, I agreed instantly, since it... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Mar 29, 2015
    • How not to play against the alapin

      Okay, today I want to look at an Alapin game I played where the opponent plays 2. ... e5. [1. e4 c5 2. c3 e5].   The purpose of this blog post is to demonstrate why this is not a good defense and secondarilly how difficult it is psychologically... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Mar 29, 2015
    • Winning steak

      My highest ELO rating in well over 1 year.  | Read More

    • a novel

      Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw The novel is set mainly in Vienna in 1910. It presents a fictionalised account of a famous 1910 World Chess Championship match between Austrian grandmaster Carl Schlechter and the reigning German champion Emanuel L... | Read More

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