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Universal-Philidor
Universal-Philidor
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chessvirtual
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Inspirateur
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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #49 - Happy Independence Day!

    Professor: Happy Independence Day, Class! Lucian: You mean happy July Fourth, don’t you? Zephyr: They’re the same day. Thomas: That’s the way the Founding Fathers planned it. Zephyr: Maybe the Founding Mothers had the sam... | 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

  • Stalemate

    S T A L E M A T E _______________________________________________________      The existing rule has this in its favour, that it appeals strongly to the sporting instincts of mankind; and the last chance which it affords to a player who ap... | Read More

  • How to Ruin Your Pawn Structure

    "Pawns are the soul of chess." In general, I loathe chess clichés, but some statements are so true, so deep, that they defy the notion of banality. Think about it. An inveterate patron of the Café de la Régence, an eighte... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Mar 7, 2014

    "If I play for a legal trap and it doesn't work, can I still have a good game?" Sounds like you might be a lawyer (or need to consult one)!  This is also a good example of how I need to "interpret" questions on my Q&A show. Since the questi... | Read More


    • Chess Quotes

      Chess Quotes What is chess? Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders - Savielly Tartakower Chess is a beautiful mistress. - Larsen Chess is life - Bobby Fischer Chess is like life - Boris Spassky Chess is everything - art, science, and sport. - Kar... | Read More

      • PRINCESTER
      • | Jul 3, 2014
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    • A mate in 7 found early in a Philidor

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      • Caronag
      • | Jun 7, 2014
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    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/06/05

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course.    Totally reckless play by the white IM ... | Read More

    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/05/21

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course.  The white side of a Slav Defence vs. IM ... | Read More

    • PUZZLE 6

      Open Game: Inverted Philidor | Read More

      • jonate
      • | May 19, 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 »