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  • Garry Kasparov's Best Attacks, Part 2

    Last week, we deconstructed the elements of a successful attack through the lens of Garry Kasparov's magisterial attacking displays. Simply put, his tactical vision, calculation, and imagination were second to none. Garry would pounce on the sli... | 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

  • The Best Chess Of 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year. The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | Read More

  • 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

  • How Fabiano Caruana Wins

    In his excellent 1995 work Winning Chess Brilliancies (part of the acclaimed Winning Chess series), GM Yasser Seirawan developed a novel analytical method: he literally broke every game down into its three stages, separately analyzing the open... | Read More


    • Chesapeake Open, Part 2

      (For the first two rounds, see Part 1.) My third-round game was full of errors on both sides. I keep getting bad positions out of the Torre Attack; if I am to continue playing it, I need to understand it better. It started well: 7.h4!?, with whic... | Read More

    • Eastern Open 2014, part 1

      My least successful tournament since I started playing again, but it was fun and I finally (in the last two rounds) got to play some players higher rated than me. Half a year since the last tournament (World Open) is a long time, so it took me a c... | Read More

    • Draw against Houdini 3 x64

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    • Start your engines

      I struggled figuring out how to analyze my games with an engine. Hopefully this will help someone who's as confused as I was.   You'll need a graphic user interface (GUI) such as Arena, Tarrach, Winboard, BabaChess or Chessbase Light. Those are... | Read More

    • How to beat Computer 4-IMPOSSIBLE

      Maybe you've been told that the best way to beat comp 4 (or any other chess engine) is to close the position, make some kind of a fortress and slowly strangle it to death. In other words, try to play positionally, where computers fail to recognize... | Read More


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  • Ajeeb

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    The name of the chess automaton built by Charles Alfred Hopper, a Bristol cabinet-maker, in 1865.  Several chess and checker masters (such as Albert Hodges, Ferdinand Burille, and Harry Pillsbury) operated the life-size Indian figure.  O... Read More »