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    • The World of Chess Blog 1

      The world of chess is a Magazine that comes out every month 1 a month or less. The first games is about openings What do you think of the Kings Gambit is it good or is it risky. Lets find out with one of my games What do you think please comment... | Read More

      • gluestix
      • | Dec 7, 2013
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    • Help! Send Search & Rescue!

      Posted by Steve Farmer, aka StoopidBishop 10/14/13 Arizona seems to be lost somewhere in the Pacific Division as they lose another match, this time to the Connecticut Dreadnaughts. For the video lovers here is the recap of the entire match:   ... | Read More

    • Suicide Chess--Winning Ideas

      Suicide chess is the variant to drag out when your opponent is so much better than you that even Chess 960 doesn't help. (By the way, this blog isn't meant to be taken seriously) The rules are simple: 1. The first person to lose all their pieces... | Read More

      • kcsmith169
      • | Aug 1, 2013
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    • I No Longer Bow to the Fearsome Reputation of International Masters (Team Tournament 2013)

      This weekend I played in a big team tournament. You might have seen my earlier blog posting where I said I felt like my team was counting on me. Well I did ok, I guess. I wanted to win all my games, but things didn't exactly go the way I wanted to... | Read More

    • The Candidates so far...

      4 rounds down. 2 men in front. 10 games to go. One thing's for sure - there has been some extraordinary chess played so far and let's hope it continues for the remaining games. Carlsen and Aronian, the bookies' favourites to win this event, have ... | Read More



  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • Harwitz bishops

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    Harrwitz bishops (named after Daniel Harrwitz (1823-1884)) are bishops that occupy ajacent diagonals. For example, White has Harrwitz bishops in the Danish Gambit. They can be very good attackers, especially in the middlegame. They are also know... Read More »

  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »

  • endgame positions

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    Most endgame positions are tough.You should play easy endgames first.2 rook  or 2 queens are the easiest.More difficult is Q&K mate and the rook and king mate.Even more tough is the pawn and king mate.This is the last and the difficultest par... Read More »

  • 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 »