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  • The Caro-Kann: Modern Times

    In part 1 of this series on the Caro-Kann, I discussed the earliest beginnings of the opening, the origin of the name, and its first adoption by top players. It is always fascinating to learn about the beginnings of these openings, which today see... | Read More

  • A Sicilian Idea You Must Know

    There are some ideas associated with certain openings. For example, mention a pawn minority attack to any experienced chess player and he will immediately visualize the Carlsbad Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined. If you ask me to name the... | Read More

  • Pawn Structure 101 Video Series

    The wait is finally over! You have tried every solution to fix those flabby pawn structures. You've cut every processed pawn from your diet. Yet, for some reason, you just cannot get rid of those doubled pawns! Finally, there is a better way! Fan... | Read More

  • The Illegal Move That Wrecked A Chess Career

    The summer of 1992 was the most memorable time of my chess career. Our team just took silver medal at the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila and I felt like I was on the top of the world. That Olympiad deserves a separate article, since I am absolutely... | Read More

  • Magnus Carlsen's Best Positional Wins

    At the recently concluded Grenke Chess Classic in Baden-Baden, Magnus Carlsen defeated German grandmaster Arkady Naiditsch in a scintillating blitz playoff for first place. It was the latest success in a dazzling career, an encore to his resoundin... | Read More


    • Playing Against the Sicilian with the Alapin Variation - Part 1

      Hello Chess Fans,   If you've been following along, I've covered How White should Play against most of Black's responses to 1.e4.  Today we will cover White's rebuttal to the most frequently played variation and one of Black's strongest defens... | Read More

    • Deeper Blue, The Rematch, Game 6

      Game 6, the rematch of the Deep Blue vs Kasparov, one year after their prior match that ended in a tie, after 5 games. This was the tie breaker, one game, winner take all, played in New York City on May 11, 1997. http://youtu.be/BOOJcwpkqHI | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.25.2015 - day 105

      World Champion Bobby Fischer beat the Greenblatt Programm in Cambridge in 1977: White to move and checkmates in 1:   World Champion Garry Kasparov won against David Letterman in the Late Night Show-Telex game in New York in 1989:   White to... | Read More

    • The Good Name of Lasker: Berthold, Emanuel, and Edward

      What is the greatest chess playing family in history? I cannot argue against the Polgars, but I would like to make a case for the Laskers as strong contenders. It is impossible to be a serious chess player and not know of Emanuel, but what about h... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.23.2015 - day 103

      World Champion Robert James Fischer beat Michel Tordion in a simul in Quebec in 1964: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov won against Grandmaster Viktor Kortschnoj in the World Cup in Barcelona in 1989: Black to ... | Read More


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  • AIPE

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    The Association Internationale de la Presse Echiqueenne (AIPE) was the International Association of Chess Journalists.  It was an organization of chess journalists founded in 1967 by Jordi Puig (1928-1989) of Barcelona, Spain. AIPE awarded the Ch... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Beliavsky, Alexander

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    Alexander Genrikhovich Beliavsky (Belyavsky) was born on Decmber 17, 1953 in Lviv, USSR.  After finishing school, he did not qualify for the University Law Faculty, but was accepted in the Sports College as chess was considered a sport in the USS... Read More »