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  • Black Knight's Tango

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    The Black Knights' Tango (also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz–Trajkovic Defense) is a chess opening beginning with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 Nc6This position can also be reached by transposition, for example 1.c4 Nf6, 1.d4 ... Read More »

  • Polugaevsky, Lev

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    Lev Abramovich Polugaevsky (1934-1995) was a Soviet International Grandmaster (1962) and one of the top 10 players in the 1970s.  He won the USSR championship in 1967, 1968, and 1969.  He played in 20 Soviet chess championships, and fini... Read More »

  • The Slav Defense

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    The Slav Defense begins with the moves 1. d4 d52. c4 c6The Slav is one of the primary defenses to the Queen's Gambit. Although it was analyzed as early as 1590, it was not until the 1920s that it started to be explored extensively. Many m... Read More »

  • Barnes, Thomas Wilson

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    Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825-1874) was one of the strongest English players in the 1850s.   He scored more wins than anyone else against Paul Morphy, defeating him 8 times in friendly play.  Morphy considered him the strongest chess p... Read More »

  • Rubinstein, Akiba

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    Akiba Rubinstein (1882-1961) was a chess master who claimed he studied chess six hours a day, 300 days a year.  Another 60 days he spent playing in chess tournaments. The remaining five days he rested.   He never ate in public and w... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit Accepted

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    The Queen's Gambit Accepted, commonly abbreviated to QGA, is characterized by the opening moves: 1. d4 d52. c4 dxc4The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings classifies the Queen's Gambit Accepted under codes D20 to D29. The Queen's Gambit i... Read More »

  • Polerio, Giulio Cesare

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    In 1574, Giulio Cesare Polerio (1548-1608) recorded the important opening variations of his time.  He was the first to mention the King’s Gambit, the Sicilian, the Two Knights Defense, and the Dutch.  In 1584 he wrote about th... Read More »

  • AVRO

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    Algemeene Veerenigde Radio Oemrop (AVRO), a Dutch broadcasting company, which sponsored the world's strongest tournament held up to that time from November 5th to the 27th of November, 1938. The top eight players in the world participated (Ker... Read More »

  • 1932 in chess

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    The 12th Hastings Christmas Congress has held from December 28, 1931 to January 6, 1932.  It was won by Salo Flohr, scoring 8 out of 9 (+7=2), followed by Isaac Kashdan with 7.5, Euwe with 5, Sultan Khan with 4.5, Yates, Stoltz, and Menchik with ... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »