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  • Die Immergrüne Partie

    Dr. Hermann von Gottschall      Dr. Hermann von Gottschall (1862-1933) was a reputable German chessplayer and problemist. He also edited the German periodical "Deutsche Schachzeitung" from 1892-96 (having co-edited with Curt von Bardeleb... | 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

  • The Evans Gambit: A History

    This week we turn our attention to one of the most swashbuckling of openings: the Evans Gambit. Unlike some other openings whose first use was surrounded by mystery and uncertainty, the origins of the Evans Gambit seem fairly clear. ... | Read More

  • Louis Paulsen II

         I'd written about Paulsen several times in different places. HERE is my article at Chess.com of which I'll consider this an extension.      Why write more on Louis Paulsen?  I am fascinated with the 19th century and chess during th... | Read More

  • The Northern Gambit

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Northern Gambit      As t... | Read More


    • Studying Masters Leads to a Bullet Win

      So, why study Master games? They give us ideas into how to play the game of chess. I think this is especially true of the old Masters, the ones from the turn of the century and before. The ideas were clearer, theory not as developed and the game w... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 16, 2015
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    • To know my future

      This is my journal of thoughts, ideas, and plans, not particularly by me but what I see and read. The man in the photo above is named Richard réti. He was born may 28, 1889 and died june 06, 1929. He wrote the book I've recently read "Modern id... | Read More

      • perrybridd
      • | Apr 6, 2015
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    • Playing Against the Owen's Defense

        Hello Chess Fans, Today we will continue with Black's Surprise Defenses against White's 1.e4 opening.  The Owen's Defense 1...b6 is affectionately known as the Passive Panzy but let me tell you there's nothing passive about this Dynamic Hy... | Read More

    • Campeonato Mundial de Ajedrez, Interzonales

      En mi opinión, la mayoría de las personas que les gusta el ajedrez competitivo, en algún momento pensaron en la posibilidad de volverse campeones, primero escolares, regionales, nacionales, y porque no mundiales.   Pero ¿Cómo hace uno para... | Read More

      • AjedrezHN
      • | Mar 19, 2015
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    • Quelques parties et exercices...

      Paul Morphy était un des meilleurs joueurs du XIXe Siècle. Ci-contre, une image le représentant. Voici une de ses parties,  jouée "à l'aveugle" [=sans voir l'échiquier], en simultanée [=il jouait plusieurs parties en même temps]. Cela n... | Read More


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 »