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  • You Won't Believe This Simple Trap Even GMs Miss

    There are many different traps in chess. Some of them are so well known that you can hardly use these tricks even against relatively weak players. However, some traps are good enough to catch even grandmasters.  Sometimes, the world's leadi... | Read More

  • How to Play Unorthodox Combinations

    Even devout Petrosian fans cannot deny that combinations are aesthetically pleasing by definition. However, keen tactical vision is no longer a unique commodity. Sharp combinatorial awareness has become a required skill of all serious chess play... | Read More

  • The Universal Opening Trap

    The majority of chess players like opening traps. I believe the main appeal of setting a trap is not the chance to win the game instantly.  What really makes an opening trap attractive for chess players of all levels is the thrill of a hunt... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #52: Rooking the Queen

    Professor: Welcome back. Class: Welcome back to you, too, Professor. Rachel: So what are you going to talk about today? Professor: Well, the last two sessions had to do with queens winning queens. Ryan: Were you planning to present more of tha... | Read More

  • Good Traps and Bad Traps: The Maung Story

    Let's attempt to define a good trap: "Setting up an attractive, but faulty, sequence for the opponent that, if followed, would allow a tactic or, at least, a forcing sequence unfavorable for that opponent. However, if the opponent avoids that mo... | Read More


    • The Bënko Gambit

      For those of you who saw my King's Indian blog, you know what's coming. For those who didn't, enjoy! Below you'll find in puzzle-format all of the MCO variations for the Bënko Gambit. For the sake of being thorough every MCO line is included. Do... | Read More

    • The King's Indian Defense

      Below you'll find in puzzle-format all of the MCO variations for the King's Indian Defense. For the sake of being thorough every MCO line is included. Don't be overwhelmed! By no means should all of these variations be memorized. This document was... | Read More

    • Chapter 1 - How to Reassess Your Chess (4th edition) by IM Silman (Part 2)

      The next example demonstrates how basic imbalance dialogue can even help solve double-edged, complicated positions: L.v. Nisipeanu - V. Milov, Warsaw 2005 Diagram 19 - White to move                     White could foc... | Read More

    • A Pseudo Noah's Ark Trap!

      We all know about the Noah's Ark, right? I'm going to show a 5min game with fritz 12 in which fritz traps my bishop, and finds that his own king in mortal danger! | Read More

      • TheVarmint
      • | Aug 27, 2014
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    • My Best Miniature on Chess.com

      Playing blitz on Chess.com's Live Chess feature can be very addicting, as a player can lose or gain tens of rating points in a single day. But, it can also be rather humorous due to the quality of the blitz games  and the vast amounts of cool ope... | Read More

      • nragunat
      • | Aug 10, 2014
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  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »

  • Greco, Gioacchino (Joachino)

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    Gioacchino Greco (1600-1634) was an Italian chess player and the best known of the wandering chessmen in the early 17th century. Greco learned chess from earlier books and kept a notebook of tactics, and short and clever games.  He made a liv... Read More »