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  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g4!? The so-called "Li... | Read More

  • 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

  • Bent Larsen's Monster

    Today we will be taking a look at what is, on the surface, a grotesque combination of Bird's Opening and the Orangutang. Combining these two obscure openings might seem to create a monster worthy of Dr. Moreau -- or perhaps Dixon Bainbridge of The... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.) The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More

  • How To Play The Mar del Plata

    Dear readers: I will be continuing to cover opening variations in my column, but a slight shift will be made. Rather than looking at the historical developments of whole openings, I will be covering specific lines -- and not as much from a histori... | Read More


    • Wednesday Knighter

      I've continued my goal of playing in more tournaments in order to update my rating and played one game every Wednesday for one month.  I won the U1800 prize but didn't necessarily play my best. The first game was a b6 Bird where black gave up th... | Read More

      • Shi_Tou
      • | May 28, 2015
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    • Disagreeing with Silman: The argument against studying master games

      Before I say anything, I want to start by saying that I deeply respect IM Jeremy Silman as he was instrumental to my chess development very early. His works How to Reassess your Chess and Reassess your Chess workbook helped to make me think critic... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | May 27, 2015
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    • کرکره برقی

      نصب درب کرکره ای آموزش نصب درب کرکره ای , آموزش نصب کرکره برقی , آموزش نصب درب اتوماتیک   نصب درب کرکره ای   آموزش نصب درب کرکره ای... | Read More

      • Aryan-Shah
      • | May 27, 2015
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    • A Middlegame Plan

      Roofslovepizza asked me about creating plans in the middlegame. This is something that I have thought a lot about. Sometimes I know what the plan is and play solidly. Sometimes I wonder how the horsie moves. Here is a game where both happened. Re... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 26, 2015
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    • Forever The Same

      The Sicilian Wing Gambit:- Positional Advantage and Converting It My previous Art of Falling Apart titles were borrowed from the album of the same name, as its by one of my favorite all time artists - Soft Cell / Marc Almond.   Today I look to t... | Read More


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  • 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 »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Opposition

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    Opposition is a common theme in end-games.Following is an example of opposition: Read More »

  • Ballet

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    The first ballet with a chess theme was Ballet des Echecs, performed for Louis XIV (1638-1715) of France.  A ballet called Checkmate, composed by Sir Arthur Bliss and choreographed by Ninette de Valois in 1937, was performed at the Paris World Ex... Read More »

  • Philately

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    The first philatelic item, a chess cancellation, appeared on a German envelope in 1923.  The first postage stamp depicting a chess motif was issued in Bulgaria in 1947 on the occasion of the Balkan games.  Over 140 countries have issued ... Read More »