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  • Chess in the Vieux Carré

         The Vieux Carré  or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans.  Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more Americanized eroding th... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Alekhine vs Capablanca

    As we move further from the misty past and closer to modernity in our exploration of the endgames of world championship matches, we come to the battle between the incumbent champion, Jose Raul Capablanca, and the challenger, Alexander Alekhine. ... | Read More

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #51: Some Queens Are Never Safe

    Professor: Happy July 18, class! Class: Happy July 18 to you, Professor. Rachel: What’s so special about July 18? Professor: I don’t know. It just seems like a beautiful day. Thomas: Actually, on this date, in the year with the... | Read More

  • 5 Easy Ways to Enjoy Chess More

    1. Slow Down chess clock with symbolic time by Kristoffersonschach |CC Blitz and bullet chess are great fun, but can you really appreciate the subtle beauty of the game when you're making a move every two seconds? Maybe if you&rsq... | Read More


    • True about russian mercenaries in the fired Donbas.

      "In the "opolchenie" [in this cause: DNR military terrorist forces] has long been more than half of Russian citizens. Your favorite Igor [in this cause: leader Donbass armed terrorist Strelkov] including. And for their - not care whom to shoot, sh... | Read More

      • Osokor
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    • Ending the summer with World Open

      My last tournament this summer was the World Open from July 2-6, which was right after the DC International  so I had to play this tournament under fatigue and tiredness acumulated in DC International.   Talking about the tournament, World Ope... | Read More

      • aspired
      • | Jul 30, 2014
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    • Baby born after mother killed in Israeli war on Gaza

      The relentless and merciless pounding of the Gaza Strip by Israel has left the Palestinians little cause for celebration and jubilation, yet the birth of baby girl of a mother who had been killed by Israeli shelling can be seen as a symbol of h... | Read More

    • Does A Bear Play Chess in the Woods?

      Getting ready for our annual camping trip up north .... its bear country, but with some common sense precautions there is really nothing to worry about ..... No food in the tent, wash the dishes after every meal, all garbage and recycling (empty ... | Read More

    • Learn The Sicilian Dragon!

      A new Chesscademy course was released today that serves as an introduction to the Sicilian Dragon. This course is quite special to me because I started playing the Dragon at the tender age of 8 and continue to play it to this day. The opening comp... | Read More

      • Matetricks
      • | Jul 28, 2014
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  • 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 »