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  • Pfc. Seidman

              Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York.  The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review,"  Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More

  • The Extra Knight

    Professor: Hello, class. Idris: Hello, professor. A number of people were smiling. Rachel: So, is there a plan for today? Wei: What kind of chess player plays without a plan? Zephyr: I never thought of the professor as being a player. Lucian... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Beautiful Bishops

    Bobby Fischer was one of the most well-rounded players in history. He was at once a tactical wizard and a positional genius, a theoretical expert and a peerless endgame player. He was essentially unbeatable in match play largely because his oppo... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 13, 2013

    "I know doing basic tactics puzzles is good for me but I don't have much fun doing them. How can I make them more fun?" A great question. But of course the answer depends on a large part of what is preventing that study from being fun. It might b... | Read More

  • Learn beneficial openings to improve in chess

    Chessplayers have different values and tastes about different openings. One likes to play solid Caro Kann, the other one rather plays crazy gambits or sharp Najdorf. There are also different ways to play the openings phase: play what you like or f... | Read More


    • The Evaluation of Material Imbalances

      Every novice soon learns a table of [DH: "average"] material value for the pieces, the most popular being 1-3-3-5-9, but with a bit more experience he learns that this table is not always reliable. There are two reasons for this: one is that an ... | Read More

    • Currently offering tutoring sessions in math, statistics, and chess

      Let me start off this blog with some questions: Are you currently taking a math/statistics course and need help in it? Do you have a child or know someone who is currently taking a math/statistics course and needs help in it? Are you working on a... | Read More

    • To Blitz or not to Blitz...

      Actually, that's not even the question. Lately I've been feeling like I'm on the ropes before I even get started in my games.  The aggravating part, I suppose, is that lately I've been sticking to 10 / 0 rapid chess time controls and the server ... | Read More

    • Carlsen and Wei - out of control!

      Is Magnus Carlsen really that much better than everyone else? Many people have asked that question, and in this post I provide an answer based on math. That's right, you that read right. Math! (Be afraid, be very afraid!) In a previous post, I ha... | Read More

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    • pop songs

      Three pop songs that originally were about chess. All about that plan Because you know im all about that plan, no trouble Yeah its pretty clear while we are on move two I'll play those opening moves like im suppose to do Cause ive this book b... | 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 »

  • 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 »