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Last Online: 10/17/12
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  • The Dominican Order

          In his 1968 book called "The Poor Knight" ("Рыцарь бедный"). Vasily Panov described 23 year old Mikhail Tschigorin walking down Nevsky Prospect, a busy thoroughfare in St. Petersburg, with his friend Fedor discussing chess,... | Read More

  • The Art of Doing Nothing, Part Three

    In part two of this article, I described how I came up with a weird looking, but nevertheless efficient, plan of treating an unpleasant middlegame in my game vs. Hikaru Nakamura. For in-depth analyzation of the study-like endgame in this encounter... | Read More

  • The Art of Setting Traps

    Most tournament players scoff at the notion of Coffeehouse Chess. Even so, some of the most famous brilliancies in chess history were produced under dubious, non-tournament circumstances: The Immortal Game (Anderssen-Kieseritzky) was played at the... | Read More

  • Old Times

         The style of journalistic writing from over a half century ago is somewhat different than that of today, in some ways perhaps a bit harder to read but in other ways more enjoyable. Looking through old "Time" magazines is also enjoyable a... | Read More

  • of Cafés, Politics, Arts and Chess

         Cafés or Coffee Houses probably originated in 16th century Turkey and quickly expanded into Persia, Arabia, Egypt and other Islamic nations.  Even there they were havens for political idealists, philosophers, artists and game players.... | Read More

    • MOBY CHESS Carlsen -Anand "Pradedančiųjų Didmeistrių" klasė

      Kažkodėl idėjus diagramą ,nebeidedamas tekstas- Todėl rašau -atskirai.6 partijos analizę baigėme ties šia padėtimi- žaidėjai išsikeitė valdovėmis.Žaisti be Valdovių - nuobodu- nėra INTRIGOS. Asimetriniuose debiutuose Valdovė ypa... | Read More

      • mobidi
      • | Nov 19, 2014
    • Andreikin-Karjakin, Tashkent Grand Prix (2)

      If you have liked the first part of the game, you would love the second! The expression on Karjakin's face tells everything and Anastasia Karlovich have captured the right moment. Andreikin conducted the attack flawlessly. As for the game here ... | Read More

      • dbojkov
      • | Nov 7, 2014
    • Journeys large and small: Karlštejn or The bored guards

      This year I spent the first part of my three week holiday in Prague. Having remembered my Czech friends’ recommendations given during the previous edition of the Chess Train, I also decided to visit places they described as worth visiting, tho... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Nov 1, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • Coup de griffes de Teichmann le borgne

      Un joueur redoutable méconnu Richard Teichmann était un joueur allemand de premier plan durant la période de la fin du 19e siècle et du début du 20e siècle (1868 - 1925). Bien qu'il n'eût jamais été champion du monde, il fut un compé... | Read More

      • pascalgo
      • | Oct 26, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • USCL Week 7 preview/predictions

      Once again the recap article is missing, because I just haven't had time this week to devote to writing one. Take it from me - organizing events is surprisingly time-intensive. Organizing events involving middle schoolers? Yep. Anyway, it's been ... | Read More