Chessopedia: Online Chess Encylopedia


  • Knight's tour

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    The “Knight’s Tour” is an ancient chess puzzle in which the object is to move a knight, starting from any square on a chess board, to every other square, landing on each square only once.  The Knight’s Tour problem fas... Read More »

  • Gambit

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  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen Variation

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    The Scheveningen Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e6.  Read More »

  • Capablanca, Jose

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    Cuban-born, Jose Capablanca (1888-1942) was American-educated and sent to a private school (Woodycliff School of South Orange) in New Jersey when he was 16 in 1904.  He joined the Manhattan Chess Club at that time and impressed many of the pl... Read More »

  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969,in chennai india is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfect 9... Read More »

  • Bongcloud Attack

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    The Bongcloud Attack is a dubious opening invented by Graw81, characterised by the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Ke2?!. It aims to either develop the king for an early endgame or get the white king to the other side of the board. It can also be played after o... Read More »

  • Rex Gambit!!!

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  • Fork

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    A fork is a chess term for when one piece simultaneously attacks two enemy pieces or pawns. This often results in a loss of material for the side receiving the fork. A "royal fork" is when the queen and king are both attacked at the same time. Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »