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  • 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

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  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 7

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  • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

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  • Chess in the Vieux Carré

         The Vieux Carré  or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans.  Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more Americanized eroding th... | Read More


    • 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

    • Gambit Marshall

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    • Berzerk

      "Berzerk" EMINEM [Verse 1:]Now this shit's about to kick off, this party looks wackLet's take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratchI'm 'bout to bloody this track up, everybody get backThat's why my pen needs a pad cause my rhyme... | Read More

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    • Ruy Lopez, Closed Variation

      Learn how to play with and against the Closed Variation,  the main line of the Ruy Lopez. Included are the most frequently played alternative lines within the Closed Defense; three alternatives for White: the Delayed Exchange Variation Deferred,... | Read More

    • Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack

      Learn how to play with and against the Ruy Lopez with the Marshall Attack, a very sharp gambit resulting in positional compensation for Black.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara   Jo... | 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 »