The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France. In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire. Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More
The Northern Gambit
The moves of the Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 - after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways.
The Danish or Northern Gambit
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The sixth Titled Tuesday tournament in Chess.com history is set to kick off today at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST, 7 p.m. GMT), and it will feature one of the strongest fields ever.
With a prize pool that has ballooned to $2,500 (up from the normal $... | Read More
Dr. Richard Eales' great book "Chess: the History of a Game" in part traces the popularity of mostly modern chess through time. I was chagrined, however, by its minor mention of the Turk in this regard. Obviously I consider the explo... | Read More