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  • The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records

    Chess is a game with a long history and many more statistics and records than there are squares on the board. Chess fans have been fervently compiling facts and numbers on the game, inspired by the truth that unlike so many other competitive pur... | Read More

  • Did Hollywood Get 'Pawn Sacrifice' Right?

    By now many members have seen the first trailer for Pawn Sacrifice, the Hollywood movie based on the rise of Bobby Fischer to world chess champion. We've known for a while that Spiderman, or rather Tobey Maguire, was to play the fiv... | Read More

  • The 7 Weirdest Chess Openings

    Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... | Read More

  • The Northern Gambit

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Northern Gambit      As t... | Read More

  • 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

    • From 1400 to 1500 : Greed

      Several lower rated players love to grab material. The less experienced, the easier the temptation to grab every pawn or piece. Some GMs like to grab material, but very often they know what they are doing. They evaluate the position, or they want... | Read More

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    • Catching Up – A Season in a Post

      Hi everyone, check out my original post at! As some of you already know, I'm repurposing my blog from breaking 2000 (which I successfully completed last November) to documenting my journey to the 2016 US Junior Open... | Read More

    • Birth Pains and Blood Moons, Perfect Pitches, The Age of Ultron and You

        "Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against his will, whose notion of Beauty always differs from yours and whose means (strength, imagination, technique) are often too limited to help you effectively! What torment, to have your think... | Read More

    • Chess 960 Players versus Standard Chess Players

      In mid-January of this year (2015) otto-von-zoliccau stated in one of the main forums here on that of the 448,400 chess players on (at that time); that 97,750 were also playing Chess 960. That amounted to 21.8 percent who wer... | Read More

    • The Case for mixed time controls in Quad Tournaments

      At the Mukilteo Chess Club & Learning center I am planning on running quads that are designed to fit within a 4 hour time frame. The reason for this is because I am running free tournaments at local publi... | 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 »