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Location: United Kingdom
Joined: 6/17/10
Last Online: 2/26/15
Points: 33 points

  • The Chigorin Queen's Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Chigorin Defense at the end of the 19th century.  In the following years, Chigorin used his defense many times and demonstrated its basic themes. Let's look at some of them. Black's play on t... | 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

  • 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

  • Protecting Overprotection

    I think about chess a lot. I think about chess news, chess history, chess openings and endgames, my chess friends (living and dead), beautiful chess games, and how my 4,000 chess books are pushing me out of my home. But my main chess thoughts ar... | Read More

  • The Modern Defense: A History

    Like the Kan/Paulsen, the so-called "Modern Defense" is an opening with many names. When I first met it, as a beginning chess player, I knew it as the "Robatsch Defense." It has also been called the Ufimtsev Defense, the Kotov Defense, the Pi... | Read More


    • CHESS

      [hide] v t e Chess   Outline Computers  engines Correspondence FIDE History Olympiad Problems Rating system  World rankings Titles Norms Tournaments Variants World Championship World records   Equipment Chessboard Chess set  King ... | Read More

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      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • BIRTH OF CHESS

      Birth of a sport (1850–1945)[edit] The first modern chess tournament was held in London in 1851 and won, surprisingly, by German Adolf Anderssen, relatively unknown at the time. Anderssen was hailed as the leading chess master and his brilli... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • HISTORY

      The history of chess spans over 1500 years. The earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India, before the 6th century AD; a minority of historians believe the game originated in China. From India, the game spread toPersia. Whe... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • Openings and Thematic Ideas for Black

      [WORK IN PROGRESS] CARO-KANN 1. e4 c6 d4 d5 Nature: Solid and positional. Key Ideas: The Caro-Kann is a solid way for white to respond to 1. e4. Black almost universally follows up 1. ...c6 with 2. ...d5, striking at white's e5 pawn. This doe... | Read More

      • jakeweeks
      • | Dec 25, 2014
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    • Disentangling a Closed Position

      This game was in the Modern Defense. I (playing White) had more pawn influence and space in the center. Black was in turn playing to undermine it without occupying it, with the idea to later blow up the position to get sharp attacking options as i... | Read More

      • GIex
      • | Oct 29, 2014
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  • Coiled Spring Effect

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    The coiled spring effect in chess is related to how a players pieces will start out from a fairly compact and/or cramped opening position, and how they will "unwind" the spring and start attacking with the dynamic energy pent up in the position. A... Read More »

  • Reti Opening

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    The Reti Opening (1. Nf3 d5 2. c4) belongs to the Hypermodern School of Chess that dominated in the early 20th Century. The idea is to control the center rather than contest it by direct occupation with pawn moves such as d4 and e4. Because of its... Read More »

  • Reti, Richard

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    Richard Reti (1889-1929) was one of the founders of the hypermodern school of chess, along with Nimzovich, Tartakower, and Breyer.  He was born in Hungary and went to Vienna to study mathematics, but gave that up for chess.  Richard Reti... 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 »

  • Breyer, Gyula (Julius)

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    Gyula Breyer (1893-1921) was a Hungarian of Grandmaster strength.  He set a new blindfold record of 25 opponents (won 15, drew 7, lost 3) in 1921 in Berlin.  He was one of the pioneering leaders of hypermodern chess.  He was the Hun... Read More »