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  • 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 7 Weirdest Chess Openings

    Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... | Read More

  • The Caro-Kann: Modern Times

    In part 1 of this series on the Caro-Kann, I discussed the earliest beginnings of the opening, the origin of the name, and its first adoption by top players. It is always fascinating to learn about the beginnings of these openings, which today see... | Read More

  • The Mysterious Chess Doctor

    There are many famous personalities in the history of chess. People talk about them, write books about them and follow their games. But there is an even bigger number of unknown chess players who never achieved any great tournament results or disc... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More


    • (2014 World Chess Championship) Carlsen-Anand, ½-½

      Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defence (ECO C67)1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Ne2 b6 12. Rd1 Ba6 13. Nf4 Bb7 14. e6 Bd6 15. exf7+ Kxf7 16. Ng5+ Kf6 17. Ne4+ Kf7 18. Ng5+ K... | Read More

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    • Tigran Petrosian (Ninth World Chess Champion) Bio

      Tigran Petrosian Ninth World Chess Champion     Tigran Petrosian was the eighth World Chess Champion. He lived from June 17, 1929 to August 13, 1984. Petrosian was a Soviet Armenian world chess champion. He won the World Championship in 19... | Read More

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    • Mikhail Botvinnik (Sixth World Chess Champion) Bio

      Mikhail Botvinnik Sixth World Chess Champion     Mikhail Botvinnik was the sixth World Chess Champion. He lived from August 17, 1911 to May 5, 1995. Botvinnik was a Soviet and Russian world chess champion. He became the sixth world chess c... | Read More

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    • Yuri Averbakh: How I fell out with Korchnoi and Karpov

      An interesting insight as to why Korchnoi was disliked by Soviet authorities and chess society in 1970s. He didn't exactly make many friends. How I fell out with Korchnoi and Karpov In 1973, there were two Interzonals in Leningrad and Petropolis... | Read More

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    • The Evaluation of Material Imbalances

      Every novice soon learns a table of [DH: "average"] material value for the pieces, the most popular being 1-3-3-5-9, but with a bit more experience he learns that this table is not always reliable. There are two reasons for this: one is that an ... | Read More


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  • Prophylaxis

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    In chess, Prophylaxis means guarding or preventing a move before it is made. A prophylactic move usually haults the opponent from taking action in an area. One example of prophylaxis is, when the king is buried behind a wall of pawns, moving a paw... Read More »

  • Fischer, Robert

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    Robert (Bobby ) Fischer was born in Chicago on March 9, 1943.  He was the 11th world chess champion (1972-1975).  He was the youngest national junior champion (13), the youngest American chess champion ever (14), the youngest grandmaster... Read More »

  • Huebner, Robert

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    Robert Heubner, born Nov 6, 1948, is a German Grandmaster (1971) and strongest German player since World War II.  In 1967 he won the German championship.  In 1971 he was playing in a candidates match with Petrosian when he made a mistake... Read More »

  • Boleslavasky, Isaac

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    Isaak Efremovich Boleslavsky (1919-1977) was a Soviet International Grandmaster (1950) and journalist.   He was born June 19, 1919 in Zolotonosha, in the Ukraine.  He taught himself chess at the age of nine.  In 1936, he took 3... Read More »

  • Petrosian, Tigran Vartanovich

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    Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (1929-1984) was a Soviet Grandmaster (1952) and 9th world chess champion (1963-1969).  Between 1968 and 1975 he never lost more than a single game in any tournament.  He drew more than half his total gam... Read More »