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  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II

        The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... | Read More

  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part I

          Take a walk with me on the wild side . . . of chess.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       When Tarrasch wrote,  ". . .Sg5 , den ich für einen richtigen Stümperzug halt... | Read More

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a past visit to my local booksto... | Read More

  • Review: A Random Selection of Recent Chess Publications

    I sometimes wonder if the lengthy, in-depth type of book review has any kind of future. Wouldn't it be better to just get it over with, hear the reviewer's superficial opinion, yadda yadda yadda, and move on? What's the point elaborating on argume... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 7, 2013

    A few years ago at the US Amateur Team Championship East (USATE) I saw a gentleman who was age 93 playing for one of the teams. Apparently the story was that at age 90 he was advised to take up something mentally pro-active, the idea that those wh... | Read More


    • Two Knights 4.Ng5. Part 1

      Hey, today im gonna focus on the Two Knights 4.Ng5 variaton which starts after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5. This variation is popular on all levels, from beginner to grandmaster. In part 1 i'm gonna look what happens if black doesn't play 4.... | Read More

    • Italian Game, Two Knights Defense, Fried Liver Attack and other responses

      Fried Liver Attack arises from Italian Game. Here are explained ideas behind the opening  From this interesting position which can be called Knight Attack (after 4.Ng5), black can enter Traxler Counterattack (called also Wilkes-Barre ... | Read More

    • Fried Liver Attack - Black's Defensive Moves in the Two Knight Defense

      Hello Chess Fans, The Fried Liver Attack is a common and aggressive variation of the Two Knights Defense. Many players have described black's outcome as "Fried", "Destroyed", "Decimated" and "A really bad game for black".  In this article we'll ... | Read More

    • The Two Knights Defense - Playing 1.E4 - E5 2.Nf3 Opening Variations

      The Two Knights Defense is the third in a series of articles reviewing black's second move after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3.  It continues with 2...Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 and can be frought with theory, from white's Fried Liver Attack with 4.Ng5, to black's respons... | Read More

    • Traxler Variation

      For many years I have been playing 1.e4 e5 with Black and, like for many other players, I always had some doubts what to play against the Italian (2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4) as in many lines play might become a bit dry because of the ensuing symmetrical paw... | Read More

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      • | Feb 5, 2015
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  • 1936 in chess

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    In January 1936, the All-Russian Trade Union Tournament finished after six months of steady play.  The event had 700,000 participants.  Georgy Lizitzin and Vitaly Checkover tied for 1st place. On January 4, 1936, the 16th Annual Hastings Christ... Read More »