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    • Continued: From 1400 USCF to 2000: #7 Building a Repertiore + Sample Game

      Expanding on the previous post I wanted to write down the resources I will be using to study from. White: The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White: A Complete, Sound and User-friendly Chess Opening Repertoire Kaufman's book goes through the be... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Jul 22, 2014
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    • Chess Makes Kids Smarter

      Chess lovers have long contended that chess should be a valuable classroom tool. It can provide an in­tellectually stimulating, rewarding activity, but it can also teach discipline, concentra­tion, planning and all the other good things that go ... | Read More

      • apSnDyY
      • | Jul 21, 2014
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    • From 1400 USCF to 2000: #7 Building a Repertiore + Sample Game

      Recently I purchased "How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertiore" by Steve Giddins, and quite enjoyed it. The key points I took away from this book were: If you are serious about your chess improvement, it will be better for your chess to learn a... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Jul 21, 2014
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    • Inspiration #1: Sacrificial Slow Burn

      It can be easy to get into a rut with chess (or any hobby). When you are playing, coaching, or training alot, one can begin to feel burned out, and it can be hard to enjoy chess. My own antidote is to try to find something new that inspires me in ... | Read More

    • chess and culture #5 Leonardo Illustrations

      Book May Have Leonardo Illustrations (or Not) Pages from "De Ludo Scachorum", a book about chess with illustrations that some say were designed by Leonardo da Vinci. The latest attribution to be proposed involves the design for the illustratio... | Read More


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  • 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 »

  • Reti, Richard

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    Richard Reti (1889-1929) was one of the founders of the hypermodern school of chess, along with Nimzovich, Tartakower, and Breyer.  He was born in Hungary and went to Vienna to study mathematics, but gave that up for chess.  Richard Reti... Read More »

  • Capablanca, Jose

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    Cuban-born, Jose Capablanca (1888-1942) was American-educated and sent to a private school (Woodycliff School of South Orange) in New Jersey when he was 16 in 1904.  He joined the Manhattan Chess Club at that time and impressed many of the pl... Read More »