Dirty Little Chess Secrets

Dirty Little Chess Secrets

ChessDweeb
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Dec 6, 2007

Feel free to add onto my list below. This was originally started some time ago by Bill Wall at another site. I'm not sure where his original left off but I'd like to continue the list. You know your a chess addict if: You bump into someone...

Chigorin vs Steinitz Classical Ending 11 of 150

Chigorin vs Steinitz Classical Ending 11 of 150

ChessDweeb
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Dec 1, 2007

The problem with gambits is that if you don't establish your reason before the endgame, you just end up playing a pawn down in the end. The great Chigorin was taken down using the Evans Gambit against Steinitz because he couldn't gain enou...

Serious About Improving? - Read This!

Serious About Improving? - Read This!

ChessDweeb
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Nov 19, 2007

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of getting pounded OTB. So I started searching for an answer. I have a great rating here at this site, but my over the board play is much less impressive. I can't seem to transfer my skills from th...

Strange Ending - Chessdweeb vs DeepNf3

Strange Ending - Chessdweeb vs DeepNf3

ChessDweeb
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Nov 17, 2007

Here's a game I just finished. Just skip right to the end position. I think this is the first time I ever ended up with two knights and four pawns versus two knights and four pawns. I think my position was slightly worse but my opponent and I ...

Bourdonnais - Classical Chess Ending 3 of 150

Bourdonnais - Classical Chess Ending 3 of 150

ChessDweeb
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Nov 7, 2007

De la Bourdonnais (1797-1840) played a series of six matches with MacDonnellin London 1834. It was the first long international chess event. The tacticaltalent of the Frenchman prevailed. He composed a simple endgame study. Black mates on the next...

Why you might HATE chess!

Why you might HATE chess!

ChessDweeb
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Oct 25, 2007

Why you might hate chess. Despite what some would say, there are very few board games that are deep rooted into our social fabric. Monopoly is one. Cluedo (or Clue in the US) is another. Various card games such as Bridge and Poker. Be honest, can ...

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