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  • Nellie

    1892 "BCM"      In 1894 Nellie Love Marshall Showalter, the wife of then U.S. Chess Champion, Jackson Whipps Showalter, played Mrs. Harriet Worrell, the wife of the renowned chess player who had died in 1878, Thomas Herbert Worrall, also... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • How To Play A Brilliancy

    Every serious chess player dreams of creating his own Mona Lisa — a game so beautiful and memorable that he will look back on it for the rest of his career.  Unfortunately, many players tend to equate the word brilliancy with fou... | Read More

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Smith-Morra Gambit.  As the Smith-Morra began to encounter strong players, a variety of different responses developed. In the early days, declining the gambit was actually quite popular. In fact, ... | Read More

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History

    For this week's edition of my column on the histories of openings, I have chosen the Smith-Morra Gambit -- a selection that might excite many readers. Most grandmasters have a low opinion of the Smith-Morra, while at the same time it is a favo... | Read More


    • Natalia Pogonina: "The race after titles, fame and money is destroying people from the inside&a

      Natalia, my congratulations to you on an inspiring performance! What were your expectations for the Women’s World Chess Championship? The bookmakers didn’t seem to have a lot of confidence in you: one of the companies estimated the odds of y... | Read More

    • Chess Piece Relative Value

      Queen? Rook? Bishop? Knight? Pawn?  How much are they worth? If you are a beginner/new to chess do not fear. Today, You will be equipped with the knowledge of how much each piece is valued at.  Piece Value's Queen = 9 points Rook = 5 po... | Read More

    • ANEDDOTO: l'immortale dell'arroganza

      lo so, lo so non lapidatemi....la prima partita che vi posto dopo aver capito dopo due anni come si fa, prima non riuscivo a mandare nulla,ha un suo perchè!  In realtà è il magico prodotto di quello che definiremmo un cattivo perdente....l'au... | Read More

      • C1P38
      • | Mar 28, 2015
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    • My Immortal and Evergreen Game :)

      Can you win a game if you are 2 rooks down in material? The answer is "yes!" if you have some skill as Adolf Anderssen performed in his game or if you have some luck as I had in my game.This craziness happened in a super-blitz Live chess game with... | Read More

      • Eugen
      • | Mar 24, 2015
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    • Frank Marshall the Legend

      Background Theme Song Music: To get you in the right mindset when reading the article. I have always been captivated by a man who changed the nature of chess. He never became a World Champion, yet his influence on chess has been felt through ... | Read More


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  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • Williams, Elijah

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    Elijah Williams was an English chess master who came in 3rd at the London International in 1851.  In 1852 he published Horae Divanianae (Hours of the Divan), a book of 150 chess games played at Simpson’ Divan.  It included the &ldq... Read More »

  • Kieseritzky, Lionel

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    Lionel Adalvert Bagration Felix Kieseritzky (1806-1853) was a former mathematics teacher in Estonia who became a chess regular at the Cafe de la Regence in Paris and was of International Master strength.  He gave chess lessons at the Cafe for... Read More »

  • Falkbeer, Ernst

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    Ernst Falkbeer (1819-1885) was an Austrian player who contributed to the King’s Gambit (Falkbeer Counter Gambit - 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4).  In 1855 he gave the game between Anderssen and Kieseritzky played in 1851 its name of the Imm... Read More »