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  • 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

  • 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


    • 45 45 (4)

      This time a really long game of more than 3 hours. I was happy that I didn't make any serious mistakes at the end. For my preparations I looked at the slow time control chessgames from my opponent, but also a bit at the statistics (scored good or... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 26, 2015
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    • Stepping Away from Chess Again

             Ever Since I came back for tournaments in March 2015 for USCF tournaments, I gained some rating to get back to around USCF 2100 by playing several really fine games and tournaments against players rated sub-2000 and masters as w... | Read More

    • Nigel Short Gyrates the Gender Issue

      I hasten to thank Grandmaster Nigel Short for the juicy conversation starter.  My response is a mixed bag, like my chess progress and women's achievements. Results could be better, but there are bigger distractions, and no more time can ... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Apr 23, 2015
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    • Improving your opening play

      Can an amateur chess player contribute to opening knowledge worldwide ? Of course that is possible ! (Technically former chess world champion Max Euwe was an amateur chess player, since he was a teacher at school, playing chess in his spare tim... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 19, 2015
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    • Chess Bishops vs Human Bishops: Who Travels Farther?

      In the comments of a Vote Chess game I am participating in, BlargDragon posted an interesting question: "Also, has anyone ever wondered whether more physical distance has been travelled by chess bishops or human religious bishops? Like, if you ad... | Read More

      • YtterbiJum
      • | Apr 11, 2015
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  • 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 »