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  • José Raúl Capablanca's Greatest Positional Wins

    José Maria Capablanca was a busy man. A lieutenant in the cavalry division of the Spanish army, he spent his limited free time playing chess with fellow soldiers. One day, his four-year-old-son José Raúl decided to reliev... | Read More

  • How To Be A Chess Legend

    Legend: a story coming down from the past; especially: one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable (Merriam Webster Dictionary). There are great chess players and there are legendary chess players. What's the differenc... | Read More

  • Die Immergrüne Partie

    Dr. Hermann von Gottschall      Dr. Hermann von Gottschall (1862-1933) was a reputable German chessplayer and problemist. He also edited the German periodical "Deutsche Schachzeitung" from 1892-96 (having co-edited with Curt von Bardeleb... | Read More

  • Nellie

    1892 "BCM"      In 1894 Nellie Love Marshall Showalter, the wife of then U.S. Chess Champion, Jackson Whipps Showalter, played Mrs. Harriet Worrell, the wife of the renowned chess player who had died in 1878, Thomas Herbert Worrall, also... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: Modern Play

    Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit. Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.  While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | Read More


    • Take it slow when you are winning!

      This was a game I lost when I was in a winning position. I remember I drew a tournament game when I was in a completely winning position. The reason I lost and drew those games were because I got overconfident and wanted to get the game over with... | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | May 11, 2015
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    • This tactic in the queen's gambit declined is new to me!

      Some minutes ago i blundered away a live blitz game, so i had to check what was wrong about the opening. I found one also very short game with that same 7th black move. First my game: So, and here is the game i found in the database: Nf6-e4... | Read More

    • Surprising pawn breaks

      Was reading a book by GM Hans Ree this week. He mentioned this game by himself, which got adjourned at some point.   On of the people commenting on this game, writes about a game from Lasker, which has a pawn break similar to this (though not... | Read More

      • achja
      • | May 8, 2015
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    • Cinco De Mayo & Chess:Honoring the First Mexican GM

      Carlos Jesús[1] Torre Repetto (29 November 1904[1][2][3] in Mérida, Yucatán – 19 March 1978 in Mérida, Yucatán) Carlos Torre Repetto was born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He learned to play chess at the age of six, and in 1915 he went ... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | May 5, 2015
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    • RECOGNIZING CHECKMATE PATTERNS - PART 2

      Hello Chess Fans, Today we will keep your EYE on the prize and continue strengthening your ability to distinguish random pieces on the board from viable checkmate patterns. If you haven't read the first article in this series, I ask that you do s... | Read More


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  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »

  • 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 »