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tymarshall566
tymarshall566
Location: lethbridge, United States
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JohnWhatsoever
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ideasware
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  • 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 Scandinavian Defense: A History

    The time has come to look at the history of perhaps the first chess opening: the Scandinavian Defense.  Also known as the Center-Counter, the Scandinavian Defense can be viewed as the most direct and forcing counter to 1.e4. The intrep... | Read More

  • Let's Get Physickal

         There were a few 19th century London chess players who, although they weren't quite on par with the best, were by no means second-rate players  and made names for themselves both locally and abroad.      One such player was the pr... | Read More

  • 6 Chess Moves You Have To Play Before You Die

    The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away. Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... | Read More

  • Levitsky

         Meisterdrittel.      It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More


    • My Biggest Win to Date

      After a long break from blogging and only playing sporadically, I am happy to share a game I played in a recent rapid tournament at the Marshall Chess Club. Although it isn't my cleanest win, it is certainly my biggest, taking down a player rated ... | Read More

    • TEORÍA PURA - EL ATAQUE MARSHALL capitulo 5

      Hola amigo seguimos después de unos días de descanso con este tipo de defensa dinámica y sus interesantes variaciones yo en particular me cambio la forma de pensar y ver el juego activo de una partida realmente es muy interesante ver todas sus ... | Read More

    • TEORÍA PURA - EL ATAQUE MARSHALL capitulo 4

      APORTE DE LOS MAESTROS SOVIETICOS:Los años pasaban y no se hallaban nuevas variantes que revitalizaran este ataque. Todo parecía liquidado, pero al finalizar la II Guerra Mundial, los ajedrecistas soviéticos dieron un enorme impulso a la teor... | Read More

    • TEORÍA PURA - EL ATAQUE MARSHALL capitulo 3

      Según el libro, "Táctica moderna y sutilezas en aperturas", de Luis Palau, "era el de Marshall un juego profundo, de conocimientos generales en todos los aspectos del ajedrez, y se caracterizó por sus elegantes combinaciones. Pero donde destac... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.08.2015 - day 119

      World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Frank James Marshall in New York in 1910: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen won against Grandmaster Leinier Dominguez Perez in the Sofia MTel Masters tournament in  2009:... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »

  • Mexican defence

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    This defence was introduced by the Mexican grandmaster Carlos Torre. The first game with this opening happened in a blitz session between the U.S. Champion Frank Marshall and Carlos Torre, and was played on a ship in their route from U.S. to Baden... Read More »