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    • Chess Master Bracketology!

      CAUTION: I'm letting the "Sports Fan" in me out of the bag... just for a moment... here on Chess.com! If you know nothing about Basketball, sports / athletics in general, or how they might compare to chess (or if you simply don't care) than this b... | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen , The Sacrificer

      This is one of the must watch games of Carlsen ... Tell how it is | Read More

      • BSRULZ
      • | Mar 17, 2014
      • | 305 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais

        La Bourdonnais' death-mask Instead of a portrait, we only have a sad caricature drawn from a dreadful mask moulded after death.  -Gabriel-Éloy Doazan writing to Prof. Geo. Allen        Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais followed D... | Read More

      • batgirl
      • | Aug 18, 2013
      • | 4436 views
      • | 27 comments
    • Wijk 2013 part 1

      Here I'll give a quick review of the important events of rounds 1-4 of Wijk aan Zee, along with a few cool chess moments explained. Round 1 To me the big story here was Aronian failing to convert a good position against Van Wely. I would r... | Read More

      • dpruess
      • | Jan 17, 2013
      • | 2264 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Playing the Odds

          Games at odds were quite common in the 19th century for establishing a hierarchy and for allowing players of disparate skills to play together with interest and even for stakes.  Sometimes the games are rather ponderous with the more skil... | Read More

      • batgirl
      • | May 20, 2012
      • | 3738 views
      • | 7 comments

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »

  • Endgames

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    Endgames are the last stage of the game.In end games you have very less pieces Read More »

  • Purdy, Cecil

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    Cecil Purdy (1906-1979) was a Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (1953) and winner of the first world correspondence chess championship (1950-1953). In 1923, at the age of 17, he won the New Zealand Championship.  In 1929 he founded the Australa... Read More »