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  • Chess-Playing Machines

         Dr. Richard Eales' great book "Chess: the History of a Game" in part traces the popularity of mostly modern chess through time.  I was chagrined, however, by its minor mention of the Turk in this regard.  Obviously I consider the explo... | Read More

  • 13 Songs With Chess Lyrics

    Chess and music have been linked throughout history. Both of these cerebral pursuits live at the intersection of science and art, and both are breeding grounds for amazing geniuses and prodigies. The logic, structure, and meaning of music can ... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • 5 Openings To Learn In 2015

    A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning. January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year. In many ways, a new year is like a chessboard in t... | Read More

  • Garry Kasparov's Best Attacks

    I clearly remember that day in March 2005 when Garry Kasparov announced his retirement from professional chess. I was convinced that it was all a misunderstanding, that my days of waking up at dawn to watch Garry massacre one super-GM after... | Read More


    • priorities

      http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1699429/tidiness-guru-says-keep-only-things-bring-you-happiness   Once a loser always a loser..   interesting chess: http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=100918612   Swap pawns to win...... | Read More

    • February 23: UN peacekeeping mission to Ukraine is possible – said German Foreign Minister Fra

      This is Ukraine today – February 23: UN peacekeeping mission to Ukraine is possible – said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier February 23 – 2 Ukrainian military were killed and 10 injured in the ATO area in the last 24 hours, ... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Feb 24, 2015
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    • Positional Theme #2 a-pawn vs b5 -- Part1!

      Black often expands on the queenside with ...a6 and ...b5 in a wide variety of openings, from the Queen's Gambit Declined to Sicilian and King's Indian Defenses. But this comes with a risk: White can train more firepower on b5 than Black- and that... | Read More

      • GmPrice
      • | Feb 23, 2015
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    • The element of surprise

             Before every game every chess player sees his opponents games, sees the opening repertoire of the opponent and he prepares according to it. Nowadays that preparation goes until the move twenty or even more in some main critical variati... | Read More

      • Pancevski
      • | Feb 23, 2015
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    • Learning from Loss

      Losing is no fun. But without loss, what meaning would victory have? The chess journey is like climbing a mountain. The chess climber falls many times, but also reaches incredible heights through sheer determination and resilience. After all, stan... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | Feb 22, 2015
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Chessopedia


  • Fire of Squad

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    Fire of Squad, or the Two Rook Checkmate is a type of checkmate using two rooks, a queen and a rook or two queens. It consists in forcing the king to one border of the board and making a checkmate there. Read More »

  • Kempelen, Farkas

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    Farkas Kempelen (1734-1804) was the Inventor of the first automaton, The Chess Playing Turk, in 1769.  He built it for the sole purpose of entertaining and mystifying the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.  It was not a true mac... Read More »

  • Turk

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    Nickname of the first automaton.  Made by Wolfgang von Kempelen in 1789.  Operators included Allgaier in 1809, Weyle in 1818, Boncourt in 1818, William Lewis in 1818 to 1819, Mouret in 1820, and Schlumberger (1826 to 1838).  It was ... Read More »

  • Club, chess

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    The world's first chess club was organized in Italy in 1550. The first chess club in England was Slaughter's Coffee House, founded in London, England in 1715.  The oldest chess club in Europe is the Zurich Chess Club, founded in 1809... Read More »

  • Bosnia

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    In 1993, a person was shot and killed while playing a chess game in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the first to die from sniper fire while playing chess.   The first chess championship of Bosnia-Herzegovina was held in 1994, won by Rade Milovanovic... Read More »