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  • Can You Find These Classic Combinations?

    This series is all about attacking chess and combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny b... | Read More

  • Die Immergrüne Partie

    Dr. Hermann von Gottschall      Dr. Hermann von Gottschall (1862-1933) was a reputable German chessplayer and problemist. He also edited the German periodical "Deutsche Schachzeitung" from 1892-96 (having co-edited with Curt von Bardeleb... | 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 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


    • Walter Browne, R.I.P.

      I was shocked when I heard that Walter Browne had died in his sleep in Las Vegas at age 66.   I first met Walter Browne in 1969 at the American Open in Santa Monica.  We were good friends and played tennis together.  Many of the major tourname... | Read More

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    • RIP Walter Browne 1949-2015: a chess tribute

      Grandmaster Walter Shawn Browne has quietly and suddenly passed away in Las Vegas Nevada.   As we grieve, Alan and I extend our condolences to his wife, family, friends, and the fans of this towering giant. GM Browne had just finished playing i... | Read More

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    • Open Games: Evans Gambit

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    • Drawing Rates in Chess Pt.1 - Time Matters!

      Welcome all to my new blog! I’ve been thinking of creating a blog for some time now, but it’s only been recently that I found the time to put one together. I had many ideas of what to write about, but I finally settled on a blog about the st... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 06.15.2015 - day 187

      World Champion Alexander Alekhine won against Feldt in a simul in Odessa in 1916: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Imre Varasdy in the Berliner Sommer Tournament in 1986: Black to move and mate in 3: Our reader ... | Read More


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  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • Wing Gambit

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    The term Wing gambit usually refers to when white plays an early b2 to b4 deflecting a black pawn. There are many wing gambits. The first one is the Evan's Gambit, popularized by William Davie Evans. In the 1800's everybody used it and there were ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Telegraph

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      The first telegraph match was played between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore in  November, 1844, linked by the first American telegraph.  In 1845, Staunton and Hugh Kennedy, playing from Gosport, Portsmouth Harbor, played two telegraph gam... Read More »

  • Evans Gambit

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     The Evans Gambit is characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4 History The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game with the open... Read More »