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  • The Little Chess Village, Part I

    This image comes from "The Book of Games" comissioned by Alphonso X, 1283 Prologue      The most significant event to occur in the history of chess was the transformation of the game from its Medieval form into its Modern form.  This metam... | Read More

  • How To Play The Chinese Dragon

    In the early 21st century, a new permutation of the evergreen Sicilian Dragon appeared: rather than place the queen's rook, obviously, on the open c-file, to put it instead on the closed b-file, supporting an advance of the b-pawn: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3... | Read More

  • 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


    • Calculation Training

      Today I offer you an opportunity to do some calculation training. Here is the deal: I give you a position, you set the timer for ten minutes and you see what you can calculate in that time. Write down as many quality variations as you ca... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jul 5, 2015
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    • ripple

      Playing for Change is a multimedia music project, that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Playing For Change also created a separate non-profit-organization called the Playing For Change Foundation, which builds... | Read More

    • Chess Informant 124 "AD PORTAS"

      Chess Informant 124 VENI VIDI VICI is "at the gate". Unveiled today, it brings amazing amount of first-rate material.  Morozevich on Taimanov Sicilian (see bellow) Harikrishna (winner of Edmonton International, see News section!) with the select... | Read More

      • GMTadic
      • | Jun 29, 2015
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    • RIP GM Walter Browne: GM Alex Yermolinsky Remembered the American Legend

      GM Alex Yermolinsky ¨Uncle Yermo¨ pays tribute to American Grandmaster Walter S. Browne tonight on Old School Analysis. GM Yermo will share a few of Browne's greatest games and his personal recollections of the former U.S. Champ. Please co... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Jun 29, 2015
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    • Classic Morra Nd5 sac.

      Knight sac on d5 is a perennial theme in the Morra Gambit. | Read More


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  • 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 »

  • Art

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    There are at least 20 paintings called "Checkmate."  The first known painting depicting a chess game is kept at the Cappella Palatina in Palermo, Sicily.  It is dated before 1200.  It shows two Arabs seated on the ground w... Read More »