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  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More

  • 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

  • How To Play The Najdorf Against The Adams Attack

    In Playing Against The Najdorf: The Adams Attack, we saw how an obscure small move (6.h3) was developed as an answer to another small move (5...a6 -- the Najdorf), which had, paradoxically, become the most popular opening in chess. The so-called... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | 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


    • The Baltic Defense

      A quick introduction to playing with and against the Baltic Defense, a sideline of the Queen's Gambit Declined, named after the birth place of Paul Keres. http://youtu.be/d2BNySYCOrU | Read More

    • Vladimir Kramnik: From Steinitz to Kasparov

      A 2005 interview of Vladimir Kramnik where he discusses all previous chess world champions of the time. The Russian original is here: http://www.e3e5.com/article.php?id=190 FROM STEINITZ TO KASPAROV I got to know the legacy of chess classics rel... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.21.2015 - day 101

      World Champion Robert James Fischer beat Estonian Grandmaster Paul Keres in 1959: Black to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov beat American Grandmaster Gata Kamsky in New York in 1989: White to move and checkmates in 5: ... | Read More

    • Vassily Ivanchuk, Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2015 Rapid, Day 1

      Vladimir Petrov (27.09.1907-26.08.1943) This superstrong Latvian GM beat Alekhine, Steiner, Keres and Tartakower. This is his photograph. Do not confuse him with Aleksander Petrof, father of Petrov's Defense (Russian Defense: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6)... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Mar 7, 2015
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    • MOBY CHESS Šachmatų Kultūros Universitetas

      Labas Rytas , brangūs draugai , Kolegos . Šiandien panagrinėsime truputį 'tamsesnę' temą - MENĄ , juk ŠACHMATAI-MENAS (ne sportas ir ne mokslas). Menas turi DVI PUSES , kaip tas dviveidis DIEVAS -JANUSAS (JANAS)- pradžia ir pabaiga, balt... | Read More

      • mobidi
      • | Feb 21, 2015
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  • Keres Defense

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    The Keres Defence (also known as the Kangaroo Defence or Franco-Indian Defense) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 e62. c4 Bb4+The opening is named for Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres. This opening was known since t... Read More »

  • Oll, Lembit

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    Lemibt Oll was born in April 23, 1966 in Hohtla-Jarve, Estonia.  In 1982, he was chess champion of Estonia.  In 1983, he was awarded the International Master title.  In 1984, he was junior champion of the USSR.  From 1992 through 1998, he play... Read More »

  • 1936 in chess

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    In January 1936, the All-Russian Trade Union Tournament finished after six months of steady play.  The event had 700,000 participants.  Georgy Lizitzin and Vitaly Checkover tied for 1st place. On January 4, 1936, the 16th Annual Hastings Christ... Read More »

  • Tolush, Alexander

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    Alexander Tolush (1910-1969) was a Russian Grandmaster (1953).  He was Leningrad champion in 1937, 1938, 1946, and 1947.  He took 2nd in the 1950 USSR championship, behind Keres.   He was an early trainer for Boris Spassky and ... Read More »

  • Keres, Paul

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    Paul Keres (1916-1975) was an Estonian Grandmaster (1950).  He was Estonian chess champion in 1935.  In the 1930s he played in the tennis championship of Estonia.  In 1938 he tied for 1st (with Fine) in the famous AVRO tournament, w... Read More »