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  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • Morphy's Sacrifices Explained

    Whether you like it or not, Paul Morphy is almost invariably remembered for his brilliant victory over the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard in 1858 (refresh your memory here). And for good reason! However, while Morphy indeed conducted a bril... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Steinitz vs. Zukertort

    Dear readers! Over the next couple months I will be doing a series of articles covering the endgames played in world championship matches over the years. Through this series, we will be seeing how endgame play evolved as well as learning about som... | Read More

  • The Kolisch Supplement

         Recently, IM Jeremy Silman contributed an article featuring the talent of Ignatz Kolisch, one of the strongest, if not the strongest, player during the 1860s.       Mr. Silman's article, Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster, demonstra... | Read More

  • Blind Simul

    Paul Morphy 1870      Morphy in his time was known for, among other things, his blindfold play, a skill he developed purposefully and gradually.  Almost all chess players know of his famous blindfold simuls, particularly the 8-boards ... | Read More


    • Working through McDonnell

      After comments made by IM Jeremy Silman in January, I have grown more serious about looking through all of the games of a certain player. I started with Rezso Charousek (see "Redeployment"), ripping through all of his games (~180) in one week, the... | Read More

      • Ziryab
      • | Jul 11, 2014
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    • C60 Ruy Lopez

      If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to read my blog post about my opening study plan: http://www.chess.com/blog/kleelof/my-opening-study   At the most basic level, White's third move attacks the knight which defends th... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 7, 2014
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    • A game tribute to the great Paul Morphy

      Today I played a game which was heavily influenced by the style of Paul Morphy. I was very pleased with it and I want to use it to show people (who never looked at Morphy's games) the way to the chess games of Paul Morphy. Here's the game and an... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jun 4, 2014
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    • paul morphy

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    • Chess History Quiz: 1st edition: Answers

      This is where you look after you have your answers to the quiz. Good Job! 1. He was the 13th world champion. 2. 1921-1927. 3. Tigran Petrosian. 4. Mikhail Tal. 5. Magnus Carlsen: 2889. 6.Robert Fischer. 7. Garry Kasparov: 22. 8. Judit Polg... | Read More

      • Galileo22
      • | May 17, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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,1952, it became famous instantly after it was played. It was called the Evergreen Game by Wihelm St... 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 »

  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Phillips, Harold

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    Harold Meyer Phillips (1874-1967) was a lawyer and President of the United States Chess Federation (USCF) from 1950-54, President of the Manhattan Chess Club, former New York State Champion and Manhattan Chess Club Champion (1902).  He was the or... Read More »