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UlyssesDLT
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  • Understanding The Back Rank

    More than a decade ago, I took part in a small open tournament at a local chess club. After winning the first game in rather one-sided fashion, I became convinced that the next five games would follow an identical trajectory. In round two, I reach... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

    In my last article, I gave you five tips to improve your tactics.  If you did your homework and practiced your tactics (either Tactics Trainer, or my Chess Genie app) you will see the benefits right away! However, learning strateg... | Read More

  • Do Grandmasters Know The Rules Of Chess?

    If the title of the article sounds ridiculous, don't rush to a conclusion. I'll try to prove that sometimes even very strong chess players forget the basic rules of chess. Let's talk about castling. Do you remember when it is legal and when it... | Read More

  • Review: Playing the Trompowsky

    I recently took a train from Amsterdam to the quaint little Belgium town of Bruges. Looking for a book to keep me occupied for the four hour ride, I remembered my review copy of Richard Pert’s Playing the Trompowsky, which is certainly thinner t... | Read More

  • Chess in the Vieux Carré

         The Vieux Carré  or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans.  Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more Americanized eroding th... | Read More


    • A crushing Torre Attack

      A nice win using the Torre Attack. There were some slight inaccuracies but overall the game showcases the dangers of the Torre System.    | Read More

    • Partida analisada no. 1: espaço e mobilidade

      Jogando uma partida de 15m+3s no playchess, meu oponente (com um rating muito superior ao meu) esmaga minha siciliana dragão hiperacelerado. A falta de espaço e mobilidade é claustrofóbica desde o início: minhas peças nunca deixam as três p... | Read More

      • Narazadd
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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    • A Great Torre Win!

      Won a beautiful game using the Torre Attack.  Enjoy.  | Read More

    • My draw with GM Gata Kamsky

      GM Gata Kamsky recently passed through Denver, CO on his way to a major tournament in California. He stopped by to give a lecture/simul and the next day participated in the Denver Open where he took clear 1st. It's not everyday that a chess lege... | Read More

      • SeedToTree
      • | Jun 22, 2015
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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 06.19.2015 - day 191

      World Champion Alexander Alekhine won against Antonio J Torres in a simul in Spain in 1922: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Cathy Forbes in the National Open in Chicago in 1988: White to move and mate in 3: Our... | Read More


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  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »

  • East Indian Defence

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    The East Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. Nf3 g6[1] This opening has a close kinship to the more-common King's Indian Defence and is often considered a variant thereof. The difference is that Whi... Read More »

  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »

  • Mexican defence

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    This defence was introduced by the Mexican grandmaster Carlos Torre. The first game with this opening happened in a blitz session between the U.S. Champion Frank Marshall and Carlos Torre, and was played on a ship in their route from U.S. to Baden... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »