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zukertortacosta
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Zukertort
Zukertort
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  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

  • Adonis

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the Ladies' International Chess Co... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #74: The Last Class

    Professor: Hello, class. They all greeted the professor as if saying goodbye. Professor: Don't look so glum. Rachel: Isn't this the last class? Zephyr: All good things come to an end. Lucian: Do they have to? Wei: Yes, but each ending is a t... | Read More

  • How Much Money Do World Chess Champions Make?

    Today, the very top chess players in the world can make good livings from the game. Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand, who will play this month’s world chess championship in Russia, made more than $1 million each of the past two years from ch... | Read More

  • America's First Women's Championship Match

         American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s.  In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted match was played between two highly considered lady chess players to determine t... | Read More


    • Runderapport & Analyse (runde 1)

      Da er første runde i boks. Resultatene ble:   captainSpook-blodbuse 1-0 larswerme-Akselpaksel 0-1   Alle spillerne hadde fordelaktige stillinger i løpet av partiene, men der spook og buse holdt seg rundt +/- 1ognoe i det meste av sin Ruy... | Read More

    • Campeonato Mundial de Ajedrez, Interzonales

      En mi opinión, la mayoría de las personas que les gusta el ajedrez competitivo, en algún momento pensaron en la posibilidad de volverse campeones, primero escolares, regionales, nacionales, y porque no mundiales.   Pero ¿Cómo hace uno para... | Read More

      • AjedrezHN
      • | Mar 19, 2015
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    • Magnus Carlsen (Sixteenth/Current World Chess Champion) Bio

      Magnus Carlsen Sixteenth World Chess Champion     Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chessgrandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and blitz. He was born November 30th 1990 in Tønsberg... | Read More

      • Apache15
      • | Mar 14, 2015
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    • Chess Improver of the Week of March 2

      Greetings, fellow chess improvers. Each week, members of the Chess Improver group submit losses for analysis and I choose the most instructive submissions to feature as lessons at that level, as well as a showcase win by the submitter to show what... | Read More

      • jlconn
      • | Mar 10, 2015
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    • BIRTH OF CHESS

      Birth of a sport (1850–1945)[edit] The first modern chess tournament was held in London in 1851 and won, surprisingly, by German Adolf Anderssen, relatively unknown at the time. Anderssen was hailed as the leading chess master and his brilli... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Colle

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    the Colle normally: Defeated: Colle Zukertort: There are too much other things in colle so i will now do london system: conclusion: I hope you learn! Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Zukertort, Johannes

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    Johannes Zukertort (1842-1888) was a chess master, physician, pianist, magazine editor, music critic, linguist, swordsman and marksman.  He was fluent in   English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Sa... Read More »

  • Wilson, Thomas Bright

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    Thomas Bright Wilson (1843-1915) was the inventor of the chess clock (stop clock), with the advice of Henry Blackburne.  He lived in Manchester England and was secretary of the Manchester Chess Club.  The first major tournament to use th... Read More »

  • Rosenthal, Samuel

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    Samuel Rosenthal (1837-1902) was a Polish player and law student who moved from Warsaw to Paris, France in 1864 after the Polish revolution to become a professional player and writer.  In 1880, he played Zukertort in a match, but lost  w... Read More »