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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 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

  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More

  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

  • The Scandinavian Defense: Modern Play

    In part 1 of "The Scandinavian Defense: A History," we learned about the earliest beginnings of the Scandinavian Defense, and also saw some games with the slightly less usual 2...Nf6 in response to 2.exd5. Now we will see how the Scandinavi... | Read More

    • Step Up to Step Back

      So I am studying a master game in the Queen's Indian Defense when I get to this position:   White had just played Qh5 and there is a ton of pressure on the King's side. How would you defend this position? If you see the best move right away, ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Apr 19, 2015
    • Merry-Go-Rounds and Sacrificial Queens

      Well friends, vacation time is over and it is back to work for me! It has been a while since I posted game commentary and much of that had to do with prepping for my vacation time as well as covering some extensive and stressful last-minute famil... | Read More

    • The Squares are the Souls of Chess!

      “…the Pawns; they are the very Life of the Game.” – Philidor (1726-1795)One time, I was on the way to a chess tournament. It was a long trip so I decided to make use of the time by recalling my thought-process in solving chess positions.In... | Read More

      • ekpea
      • | Apr 19, 2015
    • April 16 2015

      [Date "2015.04.16"][Result "0-1"][FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"][White "Mike Burba"][WhiteElo "1950"][Black "Dan O'Donnell"][BlackElo "1524"][Event "April GWCC"][Round "3"] 1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.O-... | Read More

      • plainpavek
      • | Apr 18, 2015
    • Learn about Sicilian Defence, Magnus Smith Trap

      Today I share a chess trap for chess players which is known as Sicilian Defence, Magnus Smith Trap The Trap   1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4     This is the Sozin (or Fischer) Variation of the Sicilian De... | Read More

      • KKGokul
      • | Apr 16, 2015

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