Chessopedia: Online Chess Encylopedia


  • Van't Krujis Opening

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    The Van't Kruijs[1] Opening (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ət ˈkrœys]) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. e3It is named after the Amsterdam player Maarten van't Kruijs (1813–85) who won the sixth Dutch championship in 1878.... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide in homes, urban parks, clubs, online, correspondence, and in... Read More »

  • Euwe, Max

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    Max Euwe (1901-1981) was a former FIDE President (1970-1978) who was twice world champion - 1935-37 and for one day in 1947.  In July 1947, the FIDE Congress, held in The Hague, voted for Euwe to be world champion since Alekhine died. However... Read More »

  • Aagaard, Jacob

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    Jacob Aagaard Madsen, born July 31, 1973, is a Grandmaster (2005) originally from Denmark, but now living in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is usually referred to simply as Jacob Aagaard. He finished 2nd in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004.  He... Read More »

  • Zwischenzug

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    The German word zwischenzug means 'in-between move', and it is a common tactic that occurs in almost every game of chess! It is also known as an `intermezzo`. Picture your opponent making a move that directly threatens one of your pieces: instead... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Gwaze, Robert

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    Robert Gwaze was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1982.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 9. In 1997, at the age of 15, he won the Zimbabwe National Championship, the youngest player to do so. In 1998, he won the African Junior Championshi... Read More »

  • Become Better At Chess, Part 1

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    Hello Everyone!Today, I, John, will teach you my experiences in life about chess.Chess is a very strategic game, proven to help with the cure of Alzheimer. It is not only fun to play, but challenging. Now as you know, lots of people on this site ... Read More »

  • Humpy Koneru

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    In 2002, Koneru Humpy, born March 31, 1987, won the girls’ world junior chess championship and was the British Ladies Champion.   In 1997, she was the girls’ World Under-10 chess champion.   In 1998, she w... Read More »