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  • Stalemate

    S T A L E M A T E _______________________________________________________      The existing rule has this in its favour, that it appeals strongly to the sporting instincts of mankind; and the last chance which it affords to a player who ap... | Read More

  • How to Ruin Your Pawn Structure

    "Pawns are the soul of chess." In general, I loathe chess clichés, but some statements are so true, so deep, that they defy the notion of banality. Think about it. An inveterate patron of the Café de la Régence, an eighte... | Read More

  • Snarky Silman Presents: Readers’ Questions

    One The Conflict That Never Was Jeffrey Baffo wrote (on Facebook): “Move First, Think Later. That book creates a major conflict between Jeremy Silman/traditional methods and what Hendriks is saying.” Answer: I’m answering this question ... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #19 - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    “I’m glad to see you’re both here in class together,” ProfessorPando said to Zephyr and Lucian.  --- “Also, I want to tell you what I saw the other night at the chess club,” the Professor went on. “Although I don’t want to admit i... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 11, 2013

    "Should I continue playing a weak opening if I know it well?" This is one of those questions that depends on more information, such as: "How weak is the opening?"  "Who considers it weak?"  "Who are you playing", etc. I gave the example of the ... | Read More


    • i love you in many language

      English - I love you Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief Albanian - Te dua Arabic - Ana behibak (to male) Arabic - Ana behibek (to female) Armenian - Yes kez sirumen Bambara - M'bi fe Bangla - Aamee tuma ke bhalo aashi Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu Bisaya -... | Read More

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      • | Apr 16, 2014
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    • Apertura Italiana

      La apertura Italiana queda definida por 3.Bc4. Algunas variantes... | Read More

      • funyotros
      • | Apr 4, 2014
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    • Campionato Italiano a Squadre 2014- Serie Promozione

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      • juditfan
      • | Mar 23, 2014
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    • 3 Ways to Teach Chess

      How to Teach Chess   The game of chess is often perceived as complicated and involved. This perception can lead to potential players feeling that they don't have the necessary ability to learn the game. Yet, the reality is that chess can be taug... | Read More

      • aaeee
      • | Mar 23, 2014
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    • Brilliant opening and terrible endgame

      On Sunday, 16th of March 2014, I participated on my 2nd OTB tournament. The first one was 5+0 blitz, this time I competed in a 15+0 rapid tourney. Overall I'm happy with my performance, especially in the first part of the tounrament, when I had 2.... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Mar 18, 2014
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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 »