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  • The Rock Scrapbook

    Scrapbook Prologue:      The U.S. Open chess tournament has been around since 1900 when it was called the Western Chess Association Championship and first won by Louis Uedemann, the creator of the Uedemann Code which was used to send chess m... | Read More

  • Personal Mona Lisa of GM Isaac Kashdan

    As you might remember, in the "Personal Mona Lisa" series we analyze the best games played by strong chess players who as a rule are not that well known. Of course most of you probably heard about GM Isaac Kashdan thanks to his numerous books and ... | Read More

  • Ideas on how to prepare a good opening repertoire

    Greetings everyone! I am grandmaster Rafael Leitão, from Brazil. My FIDE rating is 2645. I am going to write a series of articles about chess preparation. Many ambitious chessplayers do not know how to work in order to achieve a master and grandm... | Read More

  • Old Times

         The style of journalistic writing from over a half century ago is somewhat different than that of today, in some ways perhaps a bit harder to read but in other ways more enjoyable. Looking through old "Time" magazines is also enjoyable a... | Read More

  • Kasparov, Nakamura, and Mark Zuckerberg's hoodie

    When, in 1995, Garry Kasparov employed the ancient Evans Gambit, I was thrilled - in part because I was a live witness to it, in his game against Jeroen Piket, at the Euwe Memorial tournament. But I was also a tiny bit annoyed, because I realized ... | Read More


    • Thoughts of a 'numerical sports historian'

      I cannot call myself a true historian. Real historical research usually involves much more than a few Google searches and translations. But in sports history, there's a particular niche I took much liking in. It's 'history in numbers' - or 'goals,... | Read More

    • Eye of the Madras Tiger !!

      " It's the eye of the tiger, It's the thrill of the fight, Rising up to the challenge of the rival !! "   A round of applause for Anand in the press center! #candidates2014 — candidates fide (@candidatesfide) March 29, 2014   ... | Read More

    • How To Beat Chess Computers!!!

      This guide to beating Chess computers might help you to win a bit more often against Chess computers. A few things that really help are to be able to understand how they work and think, be able to predict what sorts of things they might not see an... | Read More

      • aaeee
      • | Mar 24, 2014
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    • Training to Instantly Solve Tactics Problems

      "One of the primary goals of studying basic tactics is not just be able to solve simple and recurring problems, but to recognize both the position and the solution almost instantly." --NM Dan Heisman from A Tactics Quiz Over the past eight month... | Read More

      • Larceny
      • | Mar 17, 2014
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    • OTB: First Congress day 2

      So entering into the second day of the congress I was hoping to make the grading prize - a cash prize for the highest scoring rated u105 in my section.  The first game was against my highest rated opponent ever, in a long time control game, just ... | Read More

      • yucca
      • | Mar 3, 2014
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  • Abonyi, Istvan

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    Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) was a Hungarian master.  He was born and died in Budapest.  In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit (1.a3 Nf6 2.b3 e5) against  the Dutch surge... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • 1933 in chess

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    On January 6, 1933, the 13th Annual Christmas Congress in Hastings ended.  The Premier event was won by Salo Flohr of Czechoslovakia, scoring 7 out of 9 (+5 =4).  He was followed by Pirc (6.5), L. Steiner and Sultan Khan (5.5), Michell (4.5), Al... Read More »

  • 1932 in chess

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    The 12th Hastings Christmas Congress has held from December 28, 1931 to January 6, 1932.  It was won by Salo Flohr, scoring 8 out of 9 (+7=2), followed by Isaac Kashdan with 7.5, Euwe with 5, Sultan Khan with 4.5, Yates, Stoltz, and Menchik with ... Read More »