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Italiankingfu
Italiankingfu
Location: Italy
Joined: 2/11/15
Last Online: 2/11/15
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Italian-Assassin
Italian-Assassin
Location: Australia
Joined: 12/26/14
Last Online: 2/14/15
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Italian-opening
Italian-opening
Location: Norway
Joined: 9/14/14
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Non-Italian-Stallion
Non-Italian-Stallion
Location: Long Island, United States
Joined: 6/2/14
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Italian-Stallion1
Italian-Stallion1
Location: Canada
Joined: 3/8/14
Last Online: 3/1/15
Points: 3 points

  • The Double Bishop Sacrifice

    A few months after I started playing, my coach showed me an ultra-famous game. I recall grinning from ear to ear, thinking that nothing quite so beautiful would ever see the light of day again. Although Lasker's double-bishop sacrifice is sicken... | Read More

  • Adonis

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the Ladies' International Chess Co... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Of 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year. The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | Read More

  • The Greenwich Village Gambit

     Manhattan, early '60s --  a place and a time.       One of the few sources of insight into this particular chess scene comes to us through the pages of the March-April, 1964 issue of Frank Brady's marvelous, though short-lived, magazine... | Read More

  • The King's Gambit: A History

    With last week's column, we reached the end of my series on endgames, "Without the Lady." It has been an interesting journey through one of chess's most mysterious and underappreciated domains -- but the end has come. I now begin a new column co... | Read More


    • History of CM

      Magnus Carlsen Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [sʋɛn ˈmɑŋnʉs øːn ˈkɑːɭsn̩] ; born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and... | Read More

    • Free Chess Videos by a 2600+ GM - presented by NM Christopher Pace

      Chess is a complex game, played by all different kinds of people, spanning many countries, and played with unique styles of play.    As a chess player and master, I love the idea of being able to meet new people here on chess.com and in genera... | Read More

    • Strengthen Your Body and Your Mind

      The Grandmaster Diet By FM Mike Klein    From Chess Life, December, 2008 Look at any tournament hall: It is filled with discarded candy wrappers, sugared sodas, and bags of salted snacks.  If you are a culprit, are you missing out ... | Read More

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    • The Giuoco Piano Opening and the Rolling Pawn Trap

      The Giuoco Piano is the oldest recorded opening in chess. Played by Damiano in the early 1500s it later gained its fame when played by the Italian Greco in the early 1600s.  It was popular through the 1800s, but modern refinements in defensive pl... | Read More

    • Italian Game, Two Knights Defense, Fried Liver Attack and other responses

      Fried Liver Attack arises from Italian Game. Here are explained ideas behind the opening  From this interesting position which can be called Knight Attack (after 4.Ng5), black can enter Traxler Counterattack (called also Wilkes-Barre ... | Read More


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  • 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 »