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  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Read More

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 12

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • The Greenwich Village Gambit

     Manhattan, early '60s --  a place and a time.       One of the few sources of insight into this particular chess scene comes to us through the pages of the March-April, 1964 issue of Frank Brady's marvelous, though short-lived, magazine... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #70: Three Easy Pieces

    Professor: For the 70th time, hello class. A few indistinct words, some smiles. Lucian: I can't believe I've been here 70 times. Zephyr: For once we're in agreement. Professor: Anyone want to talk about the class in general?  Zephyr: In gene... | Read More


    • Brain Food = Better Chess !

      Hello Everyone! I am happy to annouce the release of my first chess ebook ! "The Chess Player's Recipe Book: 20 Brain Enhancing Meals, Snacks and Drinks" For chess.com readers I would like to share a recipe and puzzle but first let me give the ... | Read More

      • Boorchess
      • | Dec 17, 2014
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    • [video] Vladja's Chess Adventures #5: Moes - Simkin, Brno 2014

      Last November I was in Brno the second city of the Czech Republic. I was visiting an old school friend of mine and also participated in a chess tournament. Unfortunately during the first few rounds I was ill and had to cancel a few rounds. I decid... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Dec 17, 2014
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    • An active decision

      I think there comes a point where a chess player just doesn't get any better without devoting time to study the game on their own.  I've played against people that got really good by just playing someone really good.  I may not be that good in r... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Dec 17, 2014
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    • Oft, in the stilly night, Aksar Shab-e-Tanhai Mein, اکثر شبِ تنہائی میں

      English  Oft, in the stilly night, Ere slumber's chain has bound me,Fond memory brings the lightOf other days around me;The smiles, the tears,Of boyhood's years,The words of love then spoken;The eyes that shone,Now dimm'd and gone,The cheerful ... | Read More

      • mian_125
      • | Dec 15, 2014
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    • The Irony

      Hi all, I present 2 games where I made a typical blunder very early, and where my opponent made a similar blunder to me 3 games later! The time controls were 40/90 SD 30. The first game was game 1. I showed this game to my opponent that would be ... | Read More

      • Coinkidink
      • | Dec 15, 2014
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  • 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 »