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  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Aimless, Random Moves'

    The response from the Chess.com community has been overwhelming. Readers demand to see more of my ungainly intermediate chess. Once again, the brilliant grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili has stooped down to my level to analyze ... | Read More

  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, March 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Tournaments, tournaments... “The month of February used to have one big event: Linares. This year there were no less than fiv... | Read More

  • Fill Out Your Bracket To Win Prizes

    The sports network ESPN estimates that 70 million college basketball brackets will be filled out this week in the United States alone. You can get in on the fun by joining the official Chess.com college basketball bracket contest. Play along wit... | Read More

  • An Incidental Champion

         Some men and women are clearly champions and reach the pinnacle of their field in an almost predictable manner. Some are champion material, but the fates have conspired against them, keeping them from reaching the very top.  Still other... | Read More


    • One place short of prize or Big names in Trzcianka

      The tournament I would like to report in this post took place almost four months ago, but since this blog has recently been on hiatus, and The 5th International Ferdynand Dziedzic Chess Memorial and Polish Rapid Chess Championship gathered some f... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Aug 16, 2015
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    • Cleveland Open, Day 1: Positionally Won

      I have a feeling this post is going to be really long, at least compared to my previous ones... my Day 2 post, which details two of my miracle draws at the Cleveland Open, will likely be much shorter. The biggest factor in my improvement this yea... | Read More

    • Draw Offers, "Joke" Titles and Beheadings

      "For the crime of stealing a basket of dried fruit, I hereby sentence you to death." The King trembled in fury, for he was rather fond of dried fruit. The prisoner, for his part, trembled in fear and the courtiers trembled in awe. There was a lot ... | Read More

    • May and June Training Recap

      USCF Rating: 1753 Year to date: +223 At the beginning of the year I identified several of my chess shortcomings that I thought were holding me back from crossing the 1600 level. They included: Lazy/impatient thinking Misunderstanding the positi... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jul 11, 2015
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    • 2015-June - Recent Caro-Cann Master Games

      Recently, we have seen some Caro-Cann games on the top-master level with black scoring well. The comments on the moves are from Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, I did only lookup in the database to find novelties.  Please note how black grabs the ... | 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. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »