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    • Inspiration #4: Exchange Sacs in the Ukrainian Championship

      The final Carlsen - Anand game must be considered one of the most interesting World Championship watch games for many reasons. Anand's b5!! was fascinating and seemed to offer him chances to pressure. However, it seems clear that the exchange sac ... | Read More

    • 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
      • | 545 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
      • | 7749 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
      • | 2886 views
      • | 8 comments

  • Zwischenzug

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    The German word zwischenzug means 'in-between move', and it is a common tactic that occurs in almost every game of chess! It is also known as an `intermezzo`. Picture your opponent making a move that directly threatens one of your pieces: instead... Read More »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »