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    • AOW Intramural 3 -- A sub comes through!

      The DHLC (Dan Heisman Learning Center) often hosts inhouse Swiss style tournaments and in order to mix it up some, some of the earlier Swiss events allowed the players to be on teams.  Some time ago (WOW! It's been over a year and a half already!... | Read More

    • Fabiano Caruana misses opportunity to overtake world No1 Magnus Carlsen

      0       From a 2001 Athens master game: White chose 1 Bg5 after which both players expected to win. Who was right? Fabiano Caruana’s daring bid to upstage Magnus Carlsen’s world title match by capturing No1 in the rankings was finall... | Read More

      • vishnu2100
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    • Improvisation Is How I Play

      Most people who get seriously into chess spend a lot of time memorizing countless openings and positions. I used to be like that in high school, and I admit it's often necessary when trying break into the upper echelons, but these days I don't ha... | Read More

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      • | Oct 22, 2014
    • Someone who wants to help me in English or Italian.?

      I´m from Peru so... I speak Spanish. I´d like to meet new friends and improve my English and Italian ,maybe playing chess per turns. If you have facebook , also we can chat there. | Read More

      • Deventter
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • The Bishop and The Grandmaster

      By: Adisa Banjoko and Grandmaster Maurice Ashley  I don’t play either side or the king, I play God/ Heavenly wars played out on hand carved boards –Rakaa Iriscience, 64 Squares in the Cipher    Thinking Like A King  About seven years ... | Read More

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  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »

  • Giuoco Piano

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    First known chess opening, according to the Gottingen manuscript (1490).  The opening is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5, and was given its name by Lolli.  The opening name is derived from Italian, meaning quiet game, in contrast to gambit openings.... Read More »

  • Bird, Henry Edward

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    Henry Edward Bird (1830-1908) was an accountant and strong amateur player from England.   In 1851, at the age of 21, he was invited to the first international chess tournament, held in London.  In round 1, he was knocked out by Bernhard Horwitz... Read More »

  • Zukertort, Johannes

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    Johannes Zukertort (1842-1888) was a chess master, physician, pianist, magazine editor, music critic, linguist, swordsman and marksman.  He was fluent in   English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Sa... Read More »