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


    • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

      The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent around th... | Read More

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    • chess positions on stamps

      Capablanca v Lasker, New York, 1924   Botvinnik v Capablanca, AVRO, 1938   Fischer v Benko, USA ch, 1963   Alekhine v Rubinstein, The Hague, 1921   Johner v Nimzovitsch, Dresden, 1926   Spassky v Smyslov, Bucharest, 1953... | Read More

    • Chess 025: Opening Repertoire for 1500-1800 ELO Players, Part 2: Black vs. 1.c4, 1.Nf3, and Others

      Update: Details posted here: http://www.chess.com/blog/GeniusKJ/chess-025-detailed-announcement Dear Chess.com Members, After Chess 012, Chess 013, Chess 014, and Chess 024, Chess.com University is back with its fifth college-like chess course!... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Aug 6, 2014
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    • 說到下棋

        說到下棋,在我養成下西洋棋的習慣之前,倒是有過幾個階段性的發展。  個人第一次下棋可追溯回五歲左右,當時下的是中國象棋,對手是大伯父。大伯父心血來潮想教育我體會... | Read More

      • Korridor
      • | Jul 27, 2014
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    • 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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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 »