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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #56: Outflanking and Outranking

    Professor: Welcome, everyone. In its typical blasé manner, the class offered a communal smile back.  Professor: How unusual for this class, Thomas. You have your hand up. What is it? Thomas: I saw a position in Washington Square ... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Smyslov vs. Botvinnik

    After Alekhine's death and the subsequent 1948 world championship tournament (covered in my article last week), the chess world began the three-year world championship cycle, which would continue in relatively orderly fashion until Kasparov and Sh... | Read More

  • Monster Opening Preparation, Part 2

    In our second installment of Monster Opening Preparation (part 1 here), we’ll take a look at two of the most famous “prep” games ever. Both are highlighted by legends concerning the length of time they prepared/analyzed/pondered ... | Read More

  • Hikaru Nakamura: Rise Of The Machines!

    In one of my previous articles, I compared Mikhail Tal to a chess version of the Terminator. To be fair, except for his ultra aggressive playing style, the always-friendly Mikhail Tal looked like anything but this terrifying creature played b... | Read More

  • Review: My Junior Years in 20 Games

    One of the first chess books I bought myself was a red little volume in German called Garrik Kasparow - Idol der Jugend by T.Lais. Published in 1983 - when Kasparov was just 20 years old - it contained 60 lightly annotated games played by the late... | Read More


    • The Room

      In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features save for the one wall covered with small index-card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject i... | Read More

      • Nongsha_A
      • | Aug 21, 2014
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    • Tournament Adventures: Columbia Open and Breaking 2300

      It's been a while since I've been able to post. Fortunately, the reason is that I've simply been too busy playing chess  This past weekend (August 15th-17th) I had the pleasure of playing in the Columbia Open run by the Columbia Chess Club (www.... | Read More

    • Massacre in gaza

      Due to the massacre in Gaza, I boycott all Israeli goods and sponsored events. This does not make me anti-semitic, in fact I have no problem whatsoever with Jews. What it does make me is anti-zionist. The Israelis actually enjoy the massacre! ... | Read More

    • Chess in the Movies

      Aladdin (1992) Magic Carpet v. GenieMost likely to win: Magic CarpetIn this game, the carpet plays the brilliant move Qxe8, to the surprise of Genie.Many movies make mistakes as to Chess, this being one of them. 1) there is no White King, and 2)... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 19, 2014
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    • one of the best movie scenes of all time

      if u have 10 min  watch it and  hear that music. | Read More


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  • Bardeleben, Curt von

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    Curt von Bardeleben (1861-1924) was a German count and the strongest German player of the late 19th century, an openings expert, and player of Grandmaster strength.  He studied law, but never practiced, preferring to play chess. He was German cha... Read More »

  • Korn, Walter

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    Walter Korn (1908-1997) was the editor of Modern Chess Openings and chess contributor to chess publications for 50 years.  He was the first  FIDE International Judge for Chess Endgame Compositions in North America.   He fl... Read More »