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  • The Master’s Bulletin, September 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes The chess city that never sleeps “The location of the Olympiad was a special one: Tromsø, a city north of the Arctic C... | 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

  • 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

  • Monster Opening Preparation, Part 2

    In our second installment of Monster Opening Preparation (part 1 here), we’ll take a look at two of the most famous “prep” games ever. Both are highlighted by legends concerning the length of time they prepared/analyzed/pondered ... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 7

    GOOD OR BAD? Mordecai10 asked: I have just completed part 1 of your Test Your Chess Understanding articles, and I wasn’t completely satisfied by one aspect of your solutions. In your solution to puzzle 2, you say the following: &lsquo... | Read More


    • Levitsky–Marshall, Breslau 1912

      Considered one of the most brilliant moves ever played. | Read More

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    • Oregon Open

      Hey Guys sorry its been so long since my last post.  I have just been so busy working and playing chess over the summer it was tough to find time to do blog posts. Anyhow, even though I have not been posting that much I played a lot of chess ove... | Read More

    • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

      The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent around th... | Read More

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    • Levitsky vs. Marshall, 1912: legendary shower of gold game

      also discussed here from chessgames Wikipedia article here Named #3 on THE 110 MOST FANTASTIC MOVES EVER PLAYED videos:     vintage Frank J. Marshall book | Read More

      • biffrod
      • | Aug 29, 2014
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    • chess positions on stamps

      Capablanca v Lasker, New York, 1924   Botvinnik v Capablanca, AVRO, 1938   Fischer v Benko, USA ch, 1963   Alekhine v Rubinstein, The Hague, 1921   Johner v Nimzovitsch, Dresden, 1926   Spassky v Smyslov, Bucharest, 1953... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »