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  • The Amazing Chess Illusion

    Most people are fascinated by optical illusions. Indeed it is a very strange feeling that what you see with your own eyes is not exactly what it is. This reminds me of the punchline to the old joke that I already mentioned in this article: "who ... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #73: Three vs. Two

    Professor: It's good to see you, class.  The kids didn't say much. A few of them even looked sad.  Professor: Why so pale and wan, if I may ask? Rachel: Well, the semester's coming to an end.  Professor: That's true. But you've all learned... | Read More

  • Overprotection, Decoded

    The concept of overprotection, invented and verbalized by Nimzowitsch in My System, is defined by IM Jeremy Silman as "a strategically important pawn or square that is given more protection than it seemingly needs. Essentially a prophylactic ... | Read More

  • The Paulsen Sicilian: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we looked at the history of the Paulsen Sicilian until the late 1950s.  Around this time, it was accepted that the c2-c4 plan was not terribly dangerous for Black, whose dark-squared bishop was still unimpeded by the pawn. The li... | Read More

  • A Potpourri of Traps

    Why study traps?      There are several good reasons why studying traps might be considered important. First, of course, to avoid becoming a victim of one.  Second is to recognize when the opportunity of gaining a quick victory appears.  B... | Read More


    • is it o.k. to like the Dallas Cowboys again?

      when i was a kid in the 70s to me the cowboys were the best. great players such as randy white- ed too tall jones and rodger staubach to name just a few. tom landry the coach had his own style as well- the way the offensive line hustled and did th... | Read More

      • viztrogg
      • | Dec 21, 2014
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    • An Unsound Trap in the Boor Attack

      I felt very good about this game as I was playing it. I though i'd found a great trap in the Boor attack variation of the Exchange Slav. It worked very well when I played it but computer analysis after the game showed me it was sound. Black had t... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Dec 21, 2014
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    • Checkmates of the day - 12.21.2014 - day 11

      Grandmaster Mamedyarov won against World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov in the Tal Memorial Blitz Championship in Moscow in 2008: White to move and checkmates in 1 An other checkmate from the Tal Memorial Blitz tournament: Vasily Ivanchuk beta Top... | Read More

    • How to beat experts

      So it will probably be misleading if I don't talk about beating experts in different time controls so first of all the key to beating an expert are TACTICS! You probably have heard about them a lot but one can never study enough tactics. I know of... | Read More

      • snsdsace
      • | Dec 21, 2014
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    • Bird bird bird...

      Hi, are you a chess player and also a bird watcher... or just interested/like birds. Please join out group Bird watchers and feeders! | Read More

      • Skumtimmen
      • | Dec 21, 2014
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  • tactis

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    see the tactis whit to play Read More »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

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    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • ALL IN vs FRENCH DEFENCE

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    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • TOUCH PIECE

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    The 'touch-move' rule is [particularly] used in live 'face-to-face'-type (OTB [Over The Board]) tournament- and/or match-format play.  Its use is less common in most formats of internet-chess.  It most likely evolved not only from 'formal'-... Read More »