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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jan 4, 2013

    At the beginning of this week's show almost every question involved openings. Don't get me wrong; I think openings are important - it's the only part of the game which you are guaranteed to reach each time you play. But this obsession with opening... | Read More

  • Chess Olympiad Trivia

    he first world team competition took place in Paris in 1924 to coincide with the Olympic Games. There were 54 players from 18 countries. Czechoslovakia won the Gold Medal. The Silver went to Hungary and the Bronze went to Switzerland. The indi... | Read More

    • A crazy game of 960 chess ...

      I played one game of "Fischer-Random" (960) Daily Chess against an opponent. It only took a few days and did not go that many moves but I thought that I would lightly annotate it here.   The moves were:  1.c4, g6;  2.Nc3, Qh6;  3.b3, O-... | Read More

    • My (variant) games ...

      A nice game of Fischer-Random (960) chess. (Click here.) A very exciting game of "Crazyhouse," I mate with 2.9 seconds left on my clock!  FIVE QUEENS ... (plus a Rook) {as Black} ... really not a bad (960) game, either.  One of the best games of... | Read More

    • Impossible idea for checkmate

      A game in 960 Chess, pls, find a crazy idea for checkmate :) | Read More

    • Chess960

      I've taken a bit to playing 960 chess. It's fun, and a different starting position gives you so many new things to explore. It's even better than blitz or bullet . Well, maybe not hte blit z part. Today I wanted to show my latest effort, against... | Read More

    • 960 chess/gula2 Elvy S

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  • En Passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may ... Read More »

  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • Mistakes that beginners make

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    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... Read More »

  • Divinsky, Nathan

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    Nathan Divinksy (1925-2012) was a Canadian chess master and played in several Canadian chess Olympiads.  He served as assistant dean of science at the University of British Columbia.  His former wife (1972-1983), Kim Campbell, was the 19th P... Read More »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »