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  • Walker

    George  Walker    George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess.  As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Pierre Charl... | Read More

  • Carlos Castaneda And The Penthouse Suite

    [Editor's note: Here are more selected chess stories from IM Silman.] CELEBRITIES GONE WILD 1988 and I just landed in Mazatlan, Mexico. Though the main course was the world 30-minute championships (packed with the best players in the world)... | Read More

  • Inexperienced Player Mistakes

    The World Youth Championship that took place in Greece last month was a great showcase of the best young chess players from all around the world. It also demonstrated the typical mistakes many young players make. While today we are going to... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

  • Professor of Chess

    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1819)      Jacob Henry Sarratt, born in 1772, worked primarily as schoolmaster but was much better known for his avocations which, of course, included chess.      After Philidor's death, Verdoni (along with Leg... | Read More

    • Lessons from Kramnik-Topalov, Skopje 2015 1-0

      Chessbase Magazine 169 has just arrived on my doorstep, and the first game highlighted is this instructive game annotated by Kramnik against Topalov from the European Cup in Skopje.   I'm making a concerted effort to annotate and blog all chess... | Read More

    • Never Forget Your Prep!

      I guess I have a pretty good memory.  My wife disagrees. The people who really matter though, the guys at the local chess club, agree with me and find themselves impressed with the way I remember opening lines, endgame theory, games I played 4 y... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Nov 26, 2015
    • A Place For Everything

      I have always been better than my rating. That is why I have trouble finding instructive losses. Not more than four months ago, at a rating of 1150, my games were divided into two types: those in which I crushed my opponent, and those in which I... | Read More

    • The Nerd Club - Introductory Strategy

      This is the blog for the CMT-group chess club. The idea is to teach a bunch of theoretical phycisists how to play chess.Hi guys, and thanks for a good session this thursday! Here I am going to summarize the points that were made last time so that... | Read More

      • Bjarkoff
      • | Nov 22, 2015
    • La Polla Records - Inutil VI

      Siendo rey Inútil VI en el reino de Cretinia, ocurrió un hecho extraordinario, algo no corriente.   Un porquerizo del rey se acostaba con su cerdo, descubiertos los amantes el rey los mandó encerrar. Un día que se aburría fue a visit... | Read More

      • Martxelo
      • | Nov 21, 2015

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  • Chajes, Oscar

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    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... 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 »

  • The English Opening

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    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... Read More »

  • endgame study

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    An Endgame Study is a composed problem in an endgame position that contains an aesthetic solution, and is usually hard to find. There are many such studies, and famous composers include GM Pal Benko, Ladislav Prokes,Richard Reti,and Alexei Troitsk... Read More »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »