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    • B70 - Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

      Before reading this, I would suggest reading about the Sicilian:    Wikipedia         This video is quite long and covers the 4 main lines of the dragon: Yugoslav Attack: 5:15 Classical: 15:05 Levenfish: 18:30 Harrington-Gle... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 26, 2014
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    • My Game Analysis IHSA Team Round 5

      So in my attempt to write a blog that resembles those of Silman's as much as possible, here I present to you my round 5 game from the 2014 IHSA State Chess Tournament.  Leading up to this game, I was having a pretty bad tournament. The first rou... | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen Profile

      An in-depth profile of Magnus Carlsen by the New Yorker in 2011 is now freely available on their website. It's definitely worth a read if you have half an hour to spare. My favourite excerpt:  Carlsen said that, for him, great chess playing is l... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jul 24, 2014
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    • This is Ukraine today – July 17 – A civilian aircraft en route from Kuala Lumpur to Amst

      U.S., UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South AfricaMaidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!By annexing Crimea, Russia has carried out an act of aggression against Ukraine. Currently Russia is transferring terrorist and sabotage gro... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Jul 24, 2014
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    • Tactical puzzles broken down

      Knowing different tactical and mating motifs makes calculating variations through recognizing (these) patterns much simpler and they gradually become second nature. First, attempt this puzzle before scrolling down: Did you manage to... | Read More


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Chessopedia


  • 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 »