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EccentricPhilidor
EccentricPhilidor
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Universal-Philidor
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  • The Lion of Chess

           A long, long time ago. . . in September of 1706 in Amsterdam to be exact, a man named Mr. Caze dated his manuscript on chess, "Instruction pour ce livre d'échecs : contenant les diverses manieres de jouer le gambit," in a letter of ... | Read More

  • Protecting Overprotection

    I think about chess a lot. I think about chess news, chess history, chess openings and endgames, my chess friends (living and dead), beautiful chess games, and how my 4,000 chess books are pushing me out of my home. But my main chess thoughts ar... | Read More

  • Book review: 1.e4 vs The French, Caro-Kann & Philidor by GM Parimarjan Negi

    I’m a hard man to please, and no more so than when it comes to chess books. I expect honesty, I expect diligence, I expect innovation, and, perhaps most difficult of all, I expect my short attention span to be entertained at all times. It&rs... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, October 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Fabiabulous Editor Peter Doggers borrowed Dejan Bojkov's term to describe Fabiano Caruana's recent successes. Doggers writes: ... | Read More

  • What's Your Favorite Chess Piece?

    Before we even play our first game of chess, we learn how the pieces move. The fact that the pieces travel the board in different ways is our first clue that the pieces themselves are not interchangeable. After a while, we find out about the &ld... | Read More


    • Late New Year's Chess Resolutions & Two Games

      I just went through the new year's resolutions I had blogged back in 2010, and sadly realized I haven't made much progress, really. In fact, I guess it would be fair to say my level of practical level has actually declined. The biggest factors wer... | Read More

    • Rook Endings That Every Tournament Player Should Know

      Lucena Position Philidor Defense (The Endgame) Vancura Position The first two positions are incredibly important for the tournament player. The last one, the Vancura Position, is a defensive technique that some IMs (International Mast... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Jan 17, 2015
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    • Hanging Pawn Structure

      REMOTE CHESS ACADEMY CHESS LESSONS ~Hanging Pawn Structure~As the great Philidor quotes, “Pawns are the soul of CHESS!“ Pawns play a major role in chess. They are the skeleton of a chess game. If one bone is broken, the entire game will coll... | Read More

      • go13ers
      • | Jan 14, 2015
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    • Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. Memories, part 4 (including a tactical puzzle)

      Part 3 here 1909 CHIGORIN MEMORIAL The international tournament in St. Petersburg was dedicated to memory of the great Russian chess player Mikhail Chigorin who died in 1908. So, Chigorin's dream of organizing a big international tournament in R... | Read More

    • CHESS

      [hide] v t e Chess   Outline Computers  engines Correspondence FIDE History Olympiad Problems Rating system  World rankings Titles Norms Tournaments Variants World Championship World records   Equipment Chessboard Chess set  King ... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »

  • Legal Trap

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    The Legal Trap is a trap that ocurs in the Philidor Defence.  It ocurs when Black tries to pin a knight to the queen. Black is down a pawn with no compensation.   Sometimes, h3 is not necessary. This example shows an example of t... Read More »

  • Cafe de Regence

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    Perhaps the most famous of coffee house where chess was played.   This coffee house was opened up in Paris in1718.  Chess players from Café Procope moved to the Café de la Regence.  Around 1740 chess players gathered there to play chess.  P... Read More »

  • Alekhine, Alexander

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    Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was the winner of the first Soviet Chess Championship (1920) and the only man to die while holding the world chess championship.  He learned chess from his older brother Alexei (1888-1939).  He studied law at the S... Read More »

  • Antoshin, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Sergeyevich Antoshin (ahn-TOE-sheen) was born on May 14, 1929 in Moscow. In 1954, he was part of the Soviet team that won the silver medal in first ever Student Chess Olympiad in Oslo.  He played 1st reserve.  Korchnoi played board 1.... Read More »