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  • Alekhine's Defense: World Championship Openings

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with different openings. So while A... | 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

  • Why Do Grandmasters Blunder?

    Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever a grandmaster hangs his face, the masses of fake names go berserk and not only berate the unfortunate player but toss sick (and completely ignorant) accusations his way: “He lost on purpose! It’s a ... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good'

    Chess.com fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... | 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


    • 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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    • No, no, no. No more queen sacs !

      Some weeks ago a chess friend wrote that I could manage to get a Master title if I would stop with those crazy queen sacs. The problem is that it is still too tempting to do them !!! Here's a new one. This time against a higher rated player who... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Aug 30, 2015
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    • My Pawn is on my Opponent's Fence and His Queen is in my Fence

      Is this is a good play.........!? http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=117275090 [Event "Let's Play!"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2015.08.28"] [White "anandsadasivam"] [Black "FurqanAbidFarooqi"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "1062"] [BlackElo ... | Read More

    • For once Stockfish likes my crazy queen sac

      A little bit of imagination, and not being so materialistic, and : there's another "crazy queen sac". This time Stockfish really liked it, which surprised me a bit, but the win was not so clear to me. Stockfish findings : | Read More

      • achja
      • | Aug 30, 2015
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  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »

  • Sacrifice

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    To voluntarily give up material in the hope of gaining other advantages as compensation. The following is an example of using queen sacrifice to checkmate: Read More »