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  • Saving Chess With The a-Pawn

    The first part of this article has brought a great response and many reader suggestions. But I have a confession to make. It was a totally tongue-in-cheek article and I am surprised that the majority of our readers took it for face ... | Read More

  • How To Play Plus-Equals Mode

    In his excellent work The Seven Deadly Chess Sins (Gambit 2000), Scottish GM Jonathan Rowson introduces a fascinating concept that GM Jonathan Speelman terms plus-equals mode:  If properly understood, the idea of playing only... | Read More

  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • The Rubinstein Maneuver

    "A master cogitates carefully, perhaps a half-hour on a move. Finally, he chooses the correct square for the correct piece and places it there. A grand master is much more skillful. He hardly thinks at all; he throws the piece into the air and it ... | Read More

  • Capablanca's Nimzo-Indian: World Champion Openings

    Like Emanuel Lasker, his successor, Jose Raul Capablanca, was less of a theoretician and more of a keen practical player. Lasker utilized his great psychological understanding and clever trickiness, while Capablanca's skill rested in his innate un... | Read More


    • Macedonian team Championship 2015

      My club Alkaloid won Macedonian team Championship for 2015.All results you can find here:http://www.chess-results.com/tnr181154.aspx?lan=1 I played solid make 5points from 6games (4 wins 2 draws performans 2452)It was good tournament for me.I w... | Read More

    • Atlantic Open: Day 2

      I just got back home from the second and final day of the Atlantic Open. I had only slept for about five hours after Day 1, so I was pretty tired going into today's games. Despite sub-par opening play, I think I held up pretty well. Here are today... | Read More

    • Don't worry. Be happy.

      What is the root of human dignity? The dignity of the human person is rooted in his or her creation in the image and likeness of God. Endowed with a spiritual and immortal soul, intelligence and free will, the human person is ordered to God and c... | Read More

    • The Earth Moves

      Here is a game I played recently on freechess.org (unrated,15 5). White (that's me) launched a tactical onslaught that unnerved Black to the point of distraction, allowing a bold White pawn to back the Black Queen into a cul-de-sac. Black's error... | Read More

      • Coronus
      • | Aug 30, 2015
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    • Develop Logical Thinking in the Endgame (Intense King and Pawn Study)

      This is probably one of my top-tier blog posts for improving in chess endings. I have several that I am proud of, many that I think are pretty good, and a few others that I wish I could re-do. That is just the nature of studying… we are not at o... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Aug 30, 2015
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  • checkmater

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    Chess is a wonderful game of strategy. To start you should move some pieces first, then move other pawns. The point of the game is to win the opponent. To win the opponent, you should defeat the king.To defeat the opponent you should know how to ... Read More »

  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »

  • Trappings

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    Trapping is a common tactic. In fact it is used once each game you play! The whole point of trapping is to trap your opponent's piece, including their king. Here is an example of a bishop trapping: Kings can also be trapped! Here is an example: ... Read More »

  • Addison, William Grady

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    William Grady Addison, born Nov 28, 1933, is considered the best Go player among chess masters.   He was born in Baton Rouge, came to San Francisco in the 1950s, and was the area’s strongest player for 20 years.  He became an International Ma... Read More »