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  • The Master's Bulletin, January 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Another Year “Another year has gone by, and this Bulletin starts the second year of our magazine in this form. While the Tata... | Read More

  • Do Grandmasters Know The Rules Of Chess?

    If the title of the article sounds ridiculous, don't rush to a conclusion. I'll try to prove that sometimes even very strong chess players forget the basic rules of chess. Let's talk about castling. Do you remember when it is legal and when it... | Read More

  • The Chigorin Queen's Gambit: A History

    The Chigorin Defense is one opening whose history -- unlike some of others we have examined in previous weeks -- revolves around one man. And of course this is its namesake, Mikhail Chigorin. Chigorin was born in 1850 near St. Peterburg, where h... | Read More

  • Pfc. Seidman

              Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York.  The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review,"  Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More

  • How to Mate Your Opponent

    How to Mate Your Opponent   "Winning Chess" by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld gave the following three quotes that inspired this presentation: As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of o... | Read More

    • Juego italiano

      Te gusta el gambito evans? Ayúdame en un encuentro difícil : Grupo:http://www.chess.com/groups/join?id=32330 Encuentro:http://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=491198 | Read More

      • eduardo8
      • | Jan 31, 2015
    • italian game attack: evans gambit

      got this from  The Italian Game for beginners comprehensive e4 openings book: The Chess Advantage in Black and White | Read More

      • biffrod
      • | Jan 29, 2015
    • A More Realistic Type of Puzzle

      Over the years I must have done thousands of chess puzzles, both easy and hard. However, one thing that has always bothered me about these puzles was that you knew there was a solution. After a while I would just start to look at ways to sacrifice... | Read More

      • NMKane
      • | Jan 19, 2015
    • How to Beat A Strong Player

        [Event "SWCC Winter Swiss"][Site "?"][Date "2015.01.15"][Round "2"][White "Martin, Richard"][Black "Seghers, Evan"][Result "0-1"][WhiteElo "2186"][BlackElo "1714"][Annotator "rich"][PlyCount "100"][SourceDate "2001.08.16"]1. e4 d6 {I was expe... | Read More

    • Yip Celebrity Chess Players

      Napoleon There are games in chess databases showing Napoleon defeating amateurs but are widely thought to not be genuine. According to most sources, Napoleon was a mediocre player; maybe acceptable for an amateur but nonetheless a decent player... | Read More

      • amerxp00
      • | Jan 5, 2015

Video Lessons


  • 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 »