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  • Mysterious GM Moves

    When you hear the word "brilliancy," what comes to mind? A dazzling combination with multiple sacrifices? A captivating tactical melee in which both players display their calculational expertise? Without a doubt, brilliancy has a tactical connotat... | Read More

  • Cutting the Gordian Knot

    There often comes a time in a chess game when decisive action is needed. One must change the status quo or find a sudden solution to a long-standing problem. It is funny how this works out - chess is an equation, and decisive changes in the positi... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 2

    WHY I WRITE ABOUT THE CHESS GREATS In my view, it’s important for chess fans to embrace a chess hero, and after studying his life and games, moving onto another chess hero. It’s fun, you learn a lot, and it makes the whole chess expe... | 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

  • Positional Methods From Carlsen's Play, Part 2

    Carlsen's ability to improve pieces is exceptional. In last week's article we explored some of the diagonal piece maneuvers from the new world champion's practice. Either a queen or a bishop moved to a more active position, so that another piece c... | Read More

    • Vacation - Yes / No

      In Upcoming Tournaments List, can we get a column for Vacation Status: Yes or No for each tournament listed. Such keeps me from visiting a listed tournament for nothing?! | Read More

      • pawntoss
      • | Apr 15, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • The Ron Simpson Memorial recap...

      A few thoughts on this weekend's tournament. It pains me to say this, but a year ago, I fell into a trap and it was only revealed to me this weekend. The trap of status. The name of this tournament has changed and I love the fact that it has been... | Read More

      • dl_leonine
      • | Mar 31, 2014
    • 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

    • Estonia, city of Sillamae

       ESTONIA Year of European Union entry: 2004 Capital city: Tallinn   Total area: 45 000 km² Population: 1.3 million Currency: Member of the eurozone since 2011 (€) Schengen area: Member since 2007 The ancestors of present-day Es... | Read More

      • kjarve
      • | Mar 28, 2014
    • Stolen analyses

      Garry Kasparov was the best player of the last century, and despite his advancing age (at almost 42 years old he was one of the oldest player at the top level) he had continued his success in tournament chess.  In his last Linares tournament in 2... | Read More

      • Malev212
      • | Mar 26, 2014

  • Fredkin Prize

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    A $100,000 prize created in 1980 by computer science professor Edward Fred kin, for the first computer to beat a reigning world chess champion.  The prize was awarded to the inventors of the Deep Blue machine in 1997.  Deep Blue beat wor... Read More »