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Karl_
Karl_
Location: Niagara Falls, NY, United States
Joined: 12/7/08
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


    • BÜYÜK KALİFORNİYA SOYKIRIMI-1

      "Kaçmaya çalıştık. Ama yaban sığırı gibi bir bir vurdular bizi." Gelincik Louise Kaliforniya Eyaleti Temsilciler Meclisi alt komisyonu olan tahsisat komitesi, liderliğini Ermeni Ulusal Komitesi’nin yaptığı toplum kuruluşlarını di... | Read More

      • OZEROZGUR
      • | Sep 28, 2014
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    • Elephant Trap

      In chess, the Elephant Trap is a faulty attempt by White to win a pawn in a popular variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined. This simple trap has snared thousands of players, generally amateurs. The earliest recorded occurrence of the t... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Sep 11, 2014
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    • Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. Memories, part 1

      Here are memories of Fyodor Ivanovich Dus-Chotimirsky, an old-time Russian and Soviet player. Take note that those were published in old Soviet times, soon after Stalin's death. In that time, to get non-fiction books published, anyone and everyone... | Read More

    • Morphy - The Opera Game

      Analysis from Wikipedia. The chess game played in 1858 at an opera house in Paris between the American chess master Paul Morphy and two strong amateurs, the German noble Duke Karl of Brunswick and the French aristocrat Count Isouard, is am... | Read More

      • mattohara
      • | Aug 28, 2014
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    • Bendros REKOMENDACIJOS pradedantiesiems žaidėjams

      Labiausia man patinka PRADEDANTIEJI ŽAIDĖJAI- ne ,ne todėl ,kad yra SKANŪS (ir juos lengva "suvalgyti), o būtent todėl ,kad jie yra PRADEDANTIEJI -  nebijo pradėti žaisti šachamatais ,net ir "gaudami į kailį". Visi mes kažkada buvom ... | Read More

      • mobidi
      • | Aug 14, 2014
      • | 222 views
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