Let us begin with a small challenge. Take a look at the following diagram:
It is the starting position, stripped of all pieces except kings. If you managed to examine it without a yawn, eye roll, or grimace, you have passed the test .
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Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit.
Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.
While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | Read More
This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit ... | Read More
Last week, we had some fun discussing dumb things your non-chess friends say about the game.
In chess as in life, turnabout is fair play. It's time to laugh at the silly things chess players themselves say -- and there's certainly no shortage of... | Read More
The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France. In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire. Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More