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Karl_
Karl_
Location: Niagara Falls, NY, United States
Joined: 12/7/08
Last Online: 10/17/12
Points: 10506 points

  • Manny

     Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience.  Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More

  • The Scandinavian Defense: Modern Play

    In part 1 of "The Scandinavian Defense: A History," we learned about the earliest beginnings of the Scandinavian Defense, and also saw some games with the slightly less usual 2...Nf6 in response to 2.exd5. Now we will see how the Scandinavi... | Read More

  • Levitsky

         Meisterdrittel.      It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More

  • The Modern Defense: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we learned about the pre-war origins of the opening that would become the Modern Defense.  Thus far, the Modern Defense did not have a real name, nor any kind of reputation. It was a curiosity which had been played a few time... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #74: The Last Class

    Professor: Hello, class. They all greeted the professor as if saying goodbye. Professor: Don't look so glum. Rachel: Isn't this the last class? Zephyr: All good things come to an end. Lucian: Do they have to? Wei: Yes, but each ending is a t... | Read More


    • Studying Masters Leads to a Bullet Win

      So, why study Master games? They give us ideas into how to play the game of chess. I think this is especially true of the old Masters, the ones from the turn of the century and before. The ideas were clearer, theory not as developed and the game w... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 16, 2015
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    • 2014-2015 Garden State Chess League Playoffs

      The Garden State Chess League has a history online going back as far as 2009. The Lehigh Valley Chess Club has a history of being included in this league since the 2013-2014 season. Thanks to the discussion that started at the 2013 USATE Champions... | Read More

      • srdiamondd
      • | May 14, 2015
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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.13.2015 - day 154

      World Champion Vassily Smyslov beat Mihai Suba in the Las Palmas Interzonal Tournament in 1982: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Karlis Klasups in the 15th Latvian Championship in Riga in 1958: Black to move and ma... | Read More

    • 2015 Bruce Alberston Memorial Games

      Hi There Fellow Chess Fans! On April 25, 2015, on what would have been Bruce Alberston's Birthday, the Lehigh Valley Chess Club hosted our 1st Memorial Chess Tournament in his honor. Bruce Alberston had been playing chess since high school and w... | Read More

      • srdiamondd
      • | May 6, 2015
      • | 367 views
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    • Were old masters really worse than present masters?

      Have blogs replaced starting a forum for Premium members at Chess.com?  If so, I guess I will stick to blogging. I will blog later today on a computer analysis I did to shed light on GM John Nunn's assertion that the masters of old made more blu... | Read More

      • Nimzoditch
      • | Apr 11, 2015
      • | 332 views
      • | 4 comments