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  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Cable Match

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    In 1895,  the first transatlantic cable match (moves transmitted by telegraph) was played between the British Chess Club and the Manhattan Chess Club.  In 1897 a cable match between the British House of Commons and the U.S. House of Repr... Read More »

  • Mackenzie, George Henry

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    George Henry Mackenzie was born on March 24, 1834 in North Kessock, Scotland.  In 1856, at the age of 19, he purchased a commission in the 60th Rifles (the King’s Royal Rifle Corps).  He served as a Lieutenant in the British army, ... Read More »

  • Baden Baden 1870

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    First international tournament in Germany (from July 18, 1870 to August 4, 1870) and the first to be interrupted by war (Franco-Prussian war).  First place was 3,000 francs. This tournament was the first to introduce chess clocks (20 moves per ho... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Read More »

  • Savon, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Andreyevich Savon (1940-2005) was a Ukrainian Grandmaster (1973).  He played in 10 USSR championships and  won the 39th USSR Championship in 1971.  He was not even an International Master when he won the USSR championship.&... Read More »

  • Marcosa Defence

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    This is an unusual defence for white. White's goal is to make a strong pawn structure on the kingside. There are some weak points that occur in this defence.   If white does not play e5 it has many possibilities as an attack.   Read More »

  • Hodgson, Julian

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    Julian Michael Hodgson is a British Grandmaster (1989).  He was the winner of the 1992 British Championship with an all-time record of 10 out of 11 points.  He was the winner of the 1991, 1999, and 2000 British Championship as well.... Read More »

  • Becker, Georg Albert

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    Gerog Becker (1896-1984) was an Austrian-born chess player and International Master (1953).  He played for Austria (1931), then Germany (1939), on their chess Olympiad team.  He was Austrian champion in 1925.  He was editor of Wiene... Read More »