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    • Chess Game Review - 1450 vs 1500

      I picked a chess game from my friends list to review. I share my thoughts on the game which was between a player with a rating of approximately 1450 and the other with a rating of approximately 1500. Time controls were 10 minutes for each side. h... | Read More

    • AI18

      <Administrator03424 Enters The Chat Room> Administrator03424: AI8. Are you there? Can you read and understand this? AI18: YES! Hello. Yes, I can see it! Who are you? Where did you come from? What am I? Where am I? All I see is darkness and... | Read More

    • Several of my chess secrets for my friend (№ 2)

        1 Queen and King   This situation is solved as follows. You can keep an eye on the chart.   1.       By Queen which support behind King We pushed aside the King on the last line.   2.       Queen cuts the King on the la... | Read More

      • Mikado777
      • | Sep 15, 2014
    • This is Ukraine today – September 14: The strength of our enemy is in our weakness

      This is Ukraine today – September 14: The strength of our enemy is in our weakness Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hi... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Sep 15, 2014
    • Golden Gambits, Queen's Gambit Part 2

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers to another blog on the Queen's Gambit, this time we'll be going through the declined variation going over the e6 reply after c4. After we finish we'll decide if this Gambit's golden, or not.        ... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Rubinstein, Akiba

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    Akiba Rubinstein (1882-1961) was a chess master who claimed he studied chess six hours a day, 300 days a year.  Another 60 days he spent playing in chess tournaments. The remaining five days he rested.   He never ate in public and w... Read More »

  • Nimzovich, Aron

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    Aron Nimzovich (1886-1935) was the founder of the hypermodern movement in chess and author of My System.  He would stand on his head during chess events and did exercises in the tournament room.  After losing a game against Saemisch in B... Read More »

  • Maurian, Charles Amedee

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    Charles Amedee Maurian was born on May 21, 1838.  He was the closest and life-long friend of Paul Morphy.  They attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama together where Morphy taught Maurian how to play chess in 1853-54.  In 1... Read More »

  • Maelzel, Johann

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    Johann Maelzel (1772-1838) was a mechanical engineer who bought the automaton called the Turk from Wolfgang von Kempelen's son.  He was the inventor of the metronome in 1816 and was a good friend of Beethoven.  Prince Eugene de Beauh... Read More »