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CedricLasker
CedricLasker
Location: Montreal, Canada
Joined: 9/11/14
Last Online: 9/17/14
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xpro-lasker
xpro-lasker
Location: Morocco
Joined: 9/1/14
Last Online: 9/1/14
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IamNoOneSpecial
IamNoOneSpecial
Location: United States
Joined: 8/28/14
Last Online: 9/17/14
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TorpedoEnElAgua
TorpedoEnElAgua
Location: Cadiz, Spain
Joined: 7/11/14
Last Online: 7/11/14
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lasker0087
lasker0087
Location: moscu, Russia
Joined: 7/3/14
Last Online: 9/6/14
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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Sep 12, 2014

    "When you start a game, how do you get into the mood of concentrating from move 1?" "If you are in a bad mood, how do you prevent this from negatively affecting your play?" Those are good questions, and they are not completely unrelated. It only... | Read More

  • Chess Caviar

       One of the most interesting continual threads in the chess.com forums is called "Post Your Own Miniatures Here."  Many very good players post their less-than-thirty-moves games showing off their skill, and sometimes brilliance, in punishing... | Read More

  • More of the Greatest Chess Upsets

    As promised, we will continue our coverage of the greatest upsets in chess history by moving in reverse chronological order. Of course, it is rather ludicrous to assume that upsets did not exist before Elo ratings were implemented and recognized... | Read More

  • 10 Chess Players Who Have Saved The World From Gigantic Meteorites

    Hello chess.com readers!  I'm absolutely thrilled to share with you some groundbreaking research on the little understood link between world chess champions and intergalactic debris avoidance.  You see, ever since there have been chessplayers t... | Read More

  • America's First Women's Championship Match

         American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s.  In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted match was played between two highly considered lady chess players to determine t... | Read More


    • Golden Gambits, Evan's Gambit

      Welcome opponents, friends, and viewers to another blog on the series Golden Gambits. Today we have a special post by Luidefumes, a chess player, friend, and today; blogger! We both worked on this blog together so make sure to check his profile fo... | Read More

    • Evan's Gambit

      The Evans Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4Brief Description:The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game wi... | Read More

      • Luidefunes
      • | Sep 14, 2014
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    • The Tournament of Champions - Round 5

      Round 5 of The Tournament of Champions. CM Fischer loses to CM Lasker! CM Capablanca loses to CM Alekine! CM Kasparov and CM Anand play to a draw. CM Steintz wins over CM Alekine! CM Kasparov leads after 5 rounds. ... | Read More

      • herbie53
      • | Sep 9, 2014
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    • The Tournament of Champions - Round 4

      Round 4 of the tournament of Champions was full of drama as 3 of the four games were wins by CM Kasparov, CM Fischer and CM Steintz. CM Kasparov wins!!! CM Lasker and CM Steintz draw. CM Fischer beats CM Anand. CM Karpov loses t... | Read More

      • herbie53
      • | Sep 9, 2014
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    • Howard Staunton

      In C.N. 5259 Gene Gnandt (Houston, TX, USA) raised the subject of the 1843 illustration of Staunton v Saint Amant, which has been widely published (e.g. as a supplement to the November 1911 issue of La Stratégie). Noting that a key was given on p... | Read More


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  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Svesnikov

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             The Sveshnikov Variation was pioneered by Evgeny Sveshnikov and Gennadi Timoshchenko in the 1970s. Before their efforts, the variation was called the Lasker–Pelikan Variation. Emanuel Lasker played it once in his world champi... Read More »

  • Coiled Spring Effect

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    The coiled spring effect in chess is related to how a players pieces will start out from a fairly compact and/or cramped opening position, and how they will "unwind" the spring and start attacking with the dynamic energy pent up in the position. A... Read More »

  • ruy lopez (spanish)

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    the ruy lopez is a very old and still awesome opening widly used through the world. E.lasker used it before, and it is still very popular. It is still loved by chess players. Read More »

  • Wing Gambit

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    The term Wing gambit usually refers to when white plays an early b2 to b4 deflecting a black pawn. There are many wing gambits. The first one is the Evan's Gambit, popularized by William Davie Evans. In the 1800's everybody used it and there were ... Read More »