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  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • Louis Paulsen II

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  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

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  • Enlightened Chess

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  • An Incidental Champion

         Some men and women are clearly champions and reach the pinnacle of their field in an almost predictable manner. Some are champion material, but the fates have conspired against them, keeping them from reaching the very top.  Still other... | Read More


    • Chess Bishops vs Human Bishops: Who Travels Farther?

      In the comments of a Vote Chess game I am participating in, BlargDragon posted an interesting question: "Also, has anyone ever wondered whether more physical distance has been travelled by chess bishops or human religious bishops? Like, if you ad... | Read More

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    • Chess Tactical Vision Requires Spatial Intelligence

      We need a new and radical way of teaching chess basics I want to challenge traditional basic education in chess. It is failing the beginner miserably. It is a boring death march after which only small numbers of them survive. The question is how ... | Read More

    • Chess Piece Relative Value

      Queen? Rook? Bishop? Knight? Pawn?  How much are they worth? If you are a beginner/new to chess do not fear. Today, You will be equipped with the knowledge of how much each piece is valued at.  Piece Value's Queen = 9 points Rook = 5 po... | Read More

    • لينگ هاي مفيد

      تاکتیک‌های پایه در شطرنج http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/zwnj22 منافع دهگانه شطرنج برای مغز http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/content2733 نظر سنجی بازی های تیمی با گشا... | Read More

    • Why is Good Chess Tactical Vision Sooo Uncommon?

      Bad Teaching doesn’t Let Chess Board Vision Take Off Board vision is quintessential for playing chess. It starts developing the moment we get into the game. According to the late Grandmaster Gregory Levenfish, “tactical vision is a ‘g... | Read More


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  • Mathematics and chess

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    The number of possible chess positions after White’s first ply move is 20 (16 pawn moves and 4 knight moves).  There are 400 possible chess positions after two ply moves (first ply move for White followed by first ply move for Black).  Th... Read More »