Vienna 1908... I just found a photo

Vienna 1908... I just found a photo

introuble2
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May 4, 2020

I just found the following photo in Das interessante Blatt of 16.04.1908. It's from the international tournament held in Vienna chess club during Mar-Apr 1908.... Click to enlarge. Says it's from Apr 11... I can't find Marshall The tourname...

The Knight's Gambit

The Knight's Gambit

introuble2
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Feb 21, 2020

No! It's not a new opening line. It rather appears in the middlegame. Nor something on Faulkner's famous novel. By the term Knight's Gambit I'm trying to name the situation where a Knight is moved and placed on an en prise by a pawn square, withou...

An early Garry Kasparov... Dortmund 1980

An early Garry Kasparov... Dortmund 1980

introuble2
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Jan 24, 2020

I was browsing through chess magazines online and tracked an article in Tidskrift för Schack [10/1980] on young then Kasparov. He had just won, at the age of 17, the 19th World Junior Chess Championship, held in Dortmund during Aug 1980. Seco...

Two games played by Palle Ravn

Two games played by Palle Ravn

introuble2
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Dec 18, 2019

I was browsing through some older issues of Norsk Sjakkblad and in 1/1958, p. 27 [in pdf], I've found the following... Not knowing Norse, my very first thought was that this Palle Ravn was some popular Norwegian actor, starring in a new chess...

The Value Of The Active King

The Value Of The Active King

introuble2
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Nov 30, 2019

The king is a strong piece – use it! A quote, attributed to Reuben Fine, that underlines the importance of King's activity, mainly regarding the endgames. But what about before? And what is this before? Endgames are mostly defined by the num...

Poisoned pawn variations

Poisoned pawn variations

introuble2
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Nov 22, 2019

Till I've looked at the following games, when I was hearing for a poisoned pawn variation, only the one of the Sicilian Najdorf was coming up. And I've found namely five! Generally, looking at them, the common pattern is an unprotected Knight's pa...

In The Hague 1961...

In The Hague 1961...

introuble2
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Oct 30, 2019

The 6th World Junior Chess Championship was held in the Hague NED, and specifically in at the time new Nillmij building, during Aug 12 - Sep 2 1961. Twenty year old Yugoslav-Slovene Bruno Parma won, with the assistance of Aleksandar Matanovic. Hal...

Some games of Victor Ciocaltea

Some games of Victor Ciocaltea

introuble2
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Oct 22, 2019

Never heard of Ciocaltea before, I've tracked him while searching for Sylvain Burstein, a French promising player of the 1950s with a really short chess career. They faced each other during a chess match between France and Romania played in 1955. ...

Looking for patterns

Looking for patterns

introuble2
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Oct 3, 2019

Two days ago I felt a little like this... movie shot and quotes from film Pi (1998) Just for fun... but check these two positions. They are from games played by different players, dissociated by decades. Can you see the pattern? Players did...

When Keres was playing 2... Bb4+

When Keres was playing 2... Bb4+

introuble2
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Sep 29, 2019

I hope that an illusion occurred and the thumbnail pamphlet was thought to be real for two seconds! Just took me some time to make it. Anyway... Paul Keres, born in 1916 in Estonia, started to be considered a world class chess player in the mid ...

Chess in 1960

Chess in 1960

introuble2
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Aug 19, 2019

1960... Edith Piaf is singing Je ne regrette rien from Paris. Hitchcock's Psycho is released in cinema halls. The world is in some tension... Wrong start! As this blog isn't a review of what happened in chess in 1960. I couldn't just find a more a...

Reti advance variation, 3. b4 f6

Reti advance variation, 3. b4 f6

introuble2
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Aug 2, 2019

While trying to study some of the games of Richard Reti for a previous blog, I've noticed this beautiful variation in the databases... 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. b4 f6. I think that Reti himself didn't deal with this variation in his own analysis. And ...

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