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  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 13

    These games might or might not be masterpieces; the criterion for this series is that they taught me an extremely important lesson(s) that made me well rounded and much stronger. I’m hoping that these games will teach you the same lessons, t... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 12

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 8

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 7

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More


    • corin62 vs. lebesgue72: The Polish(Sokolsky) opening: 12/19/14

      Hi! This is a game I played today. My opponent played the Sokolsky opening, which I had only seen once or twice before. Out of the opening, white's b-pawn seemed too advanced for black to tolerate, but somehow, black wasn't able to muster enough a... | Read More

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      • | Dec 19, 2014
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    • A New Opening or A Series of Blunders?

      That was a pretty sloppy game between garrykasparovv101, who's rating was around 1000 and ajm340 who's rating was about 1100. As you see, Garry Kasparov, as he calls himself, used an "opening" that is "unofficial" and might be considered "a serie... | Read More

    • I'm Coming Back Around.

      I just played a really good game here against a person who is much higher than the average 1500 players I was playing. In this game, I took time to consider consequences and my opponent's threats as well as tried to find ways to damage their paw... | Read More

    • Opening,Middle game and End game..

      OPENING : #1 "Move Every Piece Once Before You Move Any Piece Twice" - unless it is required by a tactic.... Believe it or not, most players absolutely cannot follow this guideline no matter how hard they try! #2 "It is usually MUCH bet... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Dec 15, 2014
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    • Changing Evaluations

      I think a player constantly improves his understanding of chess with experience.  --  Yasser SeirawanA couple of months ago, I started working on my first Stokyo exercise to try and improve my ability to evaluate positions, come up with good pla... | Read More




  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »

  • Minor Pieces Checkmates

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    MINOR Pieces Are Rarely used for mate  It sometimes only used for support mate Im gonna serve you with some puzzle in a position where king is in the Corner/Edge of the board and , we got a few minor pieces(Bishop, Knight, and maybe a Pawn) I thi... 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 »

  • Pawn

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    The new pawn move, advancing two squares on its first move instead of one, was first introduced in Spain in 1280.  Starting a game by making two pawn moves before the opponent moved was common in Germany and Holland up to the 16th century, and st... Read More »