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Italiankingfu
Italiankingfu
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Italian-Assassin
Italian-Assassin
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Non-Italian-Stallion
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Italian-Stallion1
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ISLEPTWITHYOURMOM
ISLEPTWITHYOURMOM
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  • Almost a Champion

         To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory.  Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he himself died in 1804.  At th... | Read More

  • The Most Remarkable Match

         "This match is, in respect of its vicissitude, perhaps the most      remarkable in the annals of chess."       - from I. O. Howard Taylor's obituary of John Jacob Löwenthal        in "American Chess Journal" of Sept. 187... | Read More

  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II

        The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: Modern Play

    Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit. Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.  While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | 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


    • Queen Sac For Bishop/Pawn Checkmate

      It isn't everyday that you can sacrifice a Queen to pull off a checkmate. It isn't everyday that you can checkmate the opponent's King with a pawn and a Bishop. But today the stars aligned, so let's see if you do what I did: It's certainly the ... | Read More

      • Anema86
      • | Aug 3, 2015
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    • Biografia de los Dioses del Ajedrez - Francoise Philidor

      Francoise André Danican Philidor nació en Dreux (Francia) el 7 de Septiembre de 1726 y a los seis años entró de paje en la Capilla Real de Versalles, en donde aprendió a jugar al ajedrez, mientras estudiaba su profesión de músico. En 1744 f... | Read More

      • SanJoaquin
      • | Aug 2, 2015
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    • hi.i'm giorgia....

      hi everybody! I'm Giorgia! I'm ten years old... I'm italian,I live in Asti. I love chess,it's so funny! if I want to challenge you do well, I can not wait to play against one of you! bye bye! | Read More

      • GiorgiaZ
      • | Jul 29, 2015
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    • Ken Block vs Ken Box...plus...The Blue Pilled 500...and...Robbie!

      Once, a certain guy here asked me why I like to chat about racing cars in the chess group-notes in this site. Well ok, chess is the best board game, but as am not that good at chess, cannot chat about the lastest chess theories/strategies etc. But... | Read More

    • My opening repertoire

      In this post I am going to describe my opening repertoire: White repertoire: 1. D4 As white I start off with 1.d4 followed mostly by 2.c4 and 3 Nc3. This opening set up leads to a lot of Nimzo Indian, Benoni, Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits for my ... | Read More

      • MonkeyH
      • | Jul 25, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »