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  • Pawn Endgames: A Practical Guide

    Let us begin with a small challenge. Take a look at the following diagram: It is the starting position, stripped of all pieces except kings. If you managed to examine it without a yawn, eye roll, or grimace, you have passed the test . ... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: Modern Play

    Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit. Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.  While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | Read More

  • 5 Dumb Things Chess Players Say

    Last week, we had some fun discussing dumb things your non-chess friends say about the game. In chess as in life, turnabout is fair play. It's time to laugh at the silly things chess players themselves say -- and there's certainly no shortage of... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • The Deadly Chess Symmetry

    There is a popular misconception amongst amateur players that a symmetrical position in chess inevitably leads to a draw. We already discussed here why playing a "copycat chess" can be extremely dangerous for your own position. Yet, there is a g... | Read More


    • 5 Ways to Focus and Achieve Your Goals

      Just wanted to share some tips on goal setting and achieving your goals. 5 Ways to Focus and Achieve Your Goals: Write down your goal/goals and review them frequently. Immerse your mind, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and actions in the process. ... | Read More

      • GelidMind
      • | Apr 17, 2015
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    • Parma Open (4-11-2015)

      This past Saturday I participated in a 4-Round G/45 Swiss ran by the local Parma Chess Club. I played in the U2000 section (with 19 total in the section.) Here are my games, please comment on them if you have any questions or thoughts about them: ... | Read More

      • Zigwurst
      • | Apr 17, 2015
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    • Surprising Tactical Plan

      Here is a game from Mikhail Tal, who is white.  This was played in a Candidates match v. Bent Larsen for the World Championship.  Tal finds, to me, an amazing tactical plan.  How many of you see it?  What about the position do you think led hi... | Read More

      • bishopson
      • | Apr 17, 2015
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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.17.2015 - day 128

      World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Herman Steiner in Los Angeles in 1933: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov won against Grzegorz Wrobel in a simul in Katowice in 1993: White to move and mate in 2: Our reader ... | Read More

    • Melik and Me: Special Episode - 4/16/14

      Today “Melik and Me” played out more like a late night talk show than the usual patzer/master instructional combo we've grown accustomed to. Our three favorite co-hosts teamed up in Melik's absence to throw a chess party (or ice cream ... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Apr 16, 2015
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