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  • Manny

     Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience.  Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More

  • Can A GM And Rybka Beat Stockfish?

    Around June, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines. It is well establis... | Read More

  • A Guide To Underpromotion

    The concept of underpromotion epitomizes the beauty of chess. Mathematically speaking, the queen is far and away the most potent force on the board. Yet there are certain situations in which the lady's subordinates are more deserving of reincarnat... | Read More

  • Can You Find These Classic Combinations?

    This series is all about attacking chess and combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny b... | Read More

  • Spicy Gambits

    Gambits are an important part of chess. Although most of them come from White’s initiative, there are also many sound counter gambits for Black that have developed over time. Understanding how to play with and against gambits is important fo... | Read More


    • My old games

      I knew how to play chess since I was a kid, but I was first introduced to chess strategy by Nick Kuhta in 2008. We were in grad school at Oregon State University studying for the physics written comprehensive exam. Nick would study with us during ... | Read More

    • To think like a Grandmaster

      The photo above is of Alexander Kotov. He was the author ofsuch books as "Think like a grandmaster", and "Train like a gandmaster."  Kotov's advice to identify candidate and methodically examine them to build up an "analysis tree." this idea is... | Read More

      • perrybridd
      • | May 16, 2015
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    • Studying Masters Leads to a Bullet Win

      So, why study Master games? They give us ideas into how to play the game of chess. I think this is especially true of the old Masters, the ones from the turn of the century and before. The ideas were clearer, theory not as developed and the game w... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 16, 2015
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    • Melik and Me: 5/14/15

      Melik is back, over his jet lag, and to prove it upped the ante on this week's “Melik and Me” featuring Shaun McCoy as resident amateur questioner. Melik attempted to squeeze three games worth of his sage-like advice into a mere 60 minutes thi... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | May 16, 2015
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    • Introducing a New King's Pawn Opening

      Hello, I have a very illustrative game here demonstrating a new King's Pawn Opening I have discovered. I call it the King's Pawn Thrust Attack. Please study the positions of this game carefully. If you have any questions let me know in the commen... | Read More

      • Overman
      • | May 15, 2015
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Chessopedia


  • Zugzwang

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    Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung", Zugzwang is a German word meaning "obligation to move".  The term is used for a position in which whoever has the move would obtain a worse result than if it were the opponent’s turn to play. A player is said to b... Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Coiled Spring Effect

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    The coiled spring effect in chess is related to how a players pieces will start out from a fairly compact and/or cramped opening position, and how they will "unwind" the spring and start attacking with the dynamic energy pent up in the position. A... Read More »

  • endgame study

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    An Endgame Study is a composed problem in an endgame position that contains an aesthetic solution, and is usually hard to find. There are many such studies, and famous composers include GM Pal Benko, Ladislav Prokes,Richard Reti,and Alexei Troitsk... Read More »