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zukertortacosta
zukertortacosta
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Joined: 11/16/12
Last Online: 11/25/12
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Zukertort
Zukertort
Location: Charlottesville, United States
Joined: 7/4/08
Last Online: 4/6/14
Points: 147 points

  • The Art of Setting Traps

    Most tournament players scoff at the notion of Coffeehouse Chess. Even so, some of the most famous brilliancies in chess history were produced under dubious, non-tournament circumstances: The Immortal Game (Anderssen-Kieseritzky) was played at the... | Read More

  • Heritage in Modern Play, Part 8

    Last week we studied how to fight against hanging pawns. Particularly, we looked at games where White, playing against hanging pawns, tries to first undermine them with e4- or/and b4-breaks and then attack or blockade these hanging pawns. Thi... | Read More

  • Salo Flohr and the Fickle Winds of Fate

    Salo (short for Salomon) Flohr was born 1908 in Horodenka, which was in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Alas, 1908 was a bit close to WWI (which started in 1914), and when his parents were butchered during the war, Salo and his brother, suddenly... | Read More

  • Johannes Zukertort, Master of Dynamics

    Johannes Zukertort was born September 7th, 1842 in Lublin, Poland. It’s always interesting to wonder what a person will eventually become — a life in the military perhaps, a businessman, will he struggle to survive, a doctor or lawyer, or will... | Read More

  • Having Fun With Blunders

    Recently I was involved in a small discussion about blunders and was shocked that the term’s meaning wasn’t as rock solid as I had thought. Everyone is used to symbols like “?” (poor or bad move), “?!” (dubious), “!” (good or exce... | Read More


    • First blog post. Crazy attacking game

      This is my first post. I am using 10min. games and this posting facility to reinforce what I learn. I came across Soltis book on pawn structures and was immediately inspired. Have adopted the Caro-Slav structures as a starting point and will be pl... | Read More

      • Antibody
      • | Apr 18, 2014
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    • Bill Gate vs Magnus Carlsen

      Reti Opening:Tennison (Zukertort - Lemberg) | Read More

      • jonate
      • | Jan 25, 2014
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    • New Colle-Zukertort Insights

      I was playing through some Nimzowitsch games yesterday and found a game with the Colle-Zukertort, which is my preferred opening. Nimowitsch was black against Dus Chotimirsky, who played the Colle. Dus Chotminsky wins decisively and I learned a cou... | Read More

      • maximum15
      • | Jan 25, 2014
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    • Even Fischer Made Mistakes

      Andrew Soltis (born May 28, 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is a chess Grandmaster author and columnist. He won at Reggio Emilia 1971–72 and was equal first at the 1977 U.S. Open Championship in New York. He was awarded the International Master... | Read More

      • GM_Knot
      • | Dec 31, 2013
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    • Zukertort vs N.N. 1877, Leipzig

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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Owen, John

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    John Owen was born in Staffordshire on July 1, 1827.  In 1851, he was ordained and became a vicar of Hooten, Chesire from 1862 to 1900.  He was a member of George’s Chess Club and was recognized as one of London’s strongest a... Read More »