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Zukertort
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Joined: 7/4/08
Last Online: 4/6/14
Points: 147 points

  • Clash of Champions: Steinitz vs Lasker

    As we move along in our exploration of the endgames that defined the battles for the world championship, we come to the 1894 match between Emanuel Lasker and Wilhelm Steinitz, which took place in New York, Philadelphia, and Montreal. In the year... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Steinitz vs. Zukertort

    Dear readers! Over the next couple months I will be doing a series of articles covering the endgames played in world championship matches over the years. Through this series, we will be seeing how endgame play evolved as well as learning about som... | Read More

  • The Kolisch Supplement

         Recently, IM Jeremy Silman contributed an article featuring the talent of Ignatz Kolisch, one of the strongest, if not the strongest, player during the 1860s.       Mr. Silman's article, Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster, demonstra... | Read More

  • 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


    • The Knight's Tour - Knight's Windmill

      There's nothing as powerful as the windmill combination, also referred to as the seesaw. Most involve a rook on the 7th rank and either a bishop or the queen on the long diagonal. However, the most elegant involves the knight, formidably deployed ... | Read More

      • p8riot
      • | May 25, 2014
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    • 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
      • | 1218 views
      • | 4 comments
    • 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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  • 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 »