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sleightofhandchess
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Morphy4ever
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  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • How To Learn An Opening And More

    Chess.com member Mahilewetsll asked: “Hello. I’m almost 17 years old. What can I reach in chess? How long will I need to do it?” Dear Mr. Mahilewetsll, I get this kind of question a lot (from people 10 to 60). Think about this in a logical ... | Read More

  • Mementos of Morphy

    Paul Morphy circa 1858      I had come across this blurb in an 1886 edition of the "British Chess Magazine" under the sub-title, "Foreign News" :      The estate of the late Paul Morphy was sold by auction on July 24th, and among th... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More


    • From 1400 to 1500 : Study the chess games of Paul Morphy

      One thing that most 1400 players [1] can learn is that piece development and king safety are sometimes worth much more than material win in chess. And the more experienced a beginner chess player gets, the more likely the material win will be mor... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Sep 1, 2015
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    • On Teaching Chess

      One of the things I enjoy doing is teaching others. I am an investor by nature, my father described me this way when I was young this way: "If you give him a nickle, he will save a dime". I enjoy the idea that if I defer self gratification now, I ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Aug 29, 2015
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    • Win Diamond Membership - One Day Left to Enter!

      If you are interested in winning a diamond membership, you have one day left to put in your entry. Click this link for the rules and how to enter!   News on the Next Grandmaster A  little over two months ago, I wrote... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jul 23, 2015
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    • Paul Morphy v.s Duke of bronswuck

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      • Aasir01
      • | Jul 18, 2015
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    • Paul Morphy

      Paul Morphy was by and far the greatest player of the mid nineteenth century. One of the reasons he was so dominant was his better grasp of positional play. I (like most amateaurs) like his games and for a justified reason, too. His games are bril... | Read More

      • Arka2507
      • | Jul 4, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Keres Defense

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    The Keres Defence (also known as the Kangaroo Defence or Franco-Indian Defense) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 e62. c4 Bb4+The opening is named for Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres. This opening was known since t... Read More »

  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »

  • Evergreen Game

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    Adolf Anderssen was a great tactician and attacker, and was arguably one of the best players of his time. In this game against Dufresne in Berlin,1852, it became famous instantly after it was played. It was called the Evergreen Game by Wihelm Stei... 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 »

  • Harrwitz, Daniel

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    Daniel Harrwitz (29 April 1823 – 9 January 1884) was a German master (born in Breslau, Silesia) and world’s best active player in the mid 1850s.  He played matches against Staunton, Anderssen, Lowenthal, and lost to Morphy.  He became a prof... Read More »