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  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll realize that the Morphy's "Ope... | Read More

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Read More

  • The Sparkling Bishop Combo

    Back rank checkmates are very common in chess. As a matter of fact, many tactical textbooks start with exactly this kind of combination due to their simplicity. The vast majority have one thing in common: You need to deflect your opponent's b... | Read More

  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge in our beautiful game. Was i... | Read More

  • The Craziest Queen Moves Ever

    First of all I would like to thank our readers for their contribution to last week's article. Many of you shared your chess knowledge and helped to uncover some little-known games with really stunning moves. Since in that article&nb... | Read More

    • Sergei Karjakin: "Chess Is Way Cooler Than Cybersport"

      Interview with the Izvestia newspaper. The high-performing grandmaster talks about his impending match against Magnus Carlsen, his most angry reaction after a loss, his love for beach volleyball and dangers of virtual space. For the first... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Oct 14, 2016
    • Campeones mundiales de ajedrez; foto: Magnus Carlsen

        El campeonato del mundo de ajedrez 2016 se jugará en Nueva York (01,03,16) Esta mañana el mundo del ajedrez se ha despertado con una impactante noticia. El periódico internacional Wall Street Journal (WSJ) informaba de que ya se había deci... | Read More

      • sebass34
      • | Oct 8, 2016
    • Alexander Alekhine el campeón oscuro

                                    Alexander Alekhine el campeón oscuro                                                     Alexander Alekhin) (31 de octubre de 1892 - 24 de marzo de 1946) fue un ajedrecista... | Read More

      • sebass34
      • | Oct 6, 2016
    • Anécdotas de Ajedrez

        ANÉCDOTAS DE AJEDREZ   David Bronstein     En una ocasión, Bronstein tardó 40 minutos en mover su primer pieza! y luego ganó la partida, ¡un fenómeno! Cuando le preguntaron por qué, respondió mirando fijamente al tablero: "Es... | Read More

      • sebass34
      • | Oct 5, 2016
    • Todays Chess

      Greetings                        I returned to Chess 3 years ago this November, and for once I stuck with it. I play music professionally and had to make a career choice when I was around 18.   I have stayed with music, occasionally ... | Read More

      • Santero13
      • | Sep 28, 2016
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Video Lessons

  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended. The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5). The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Februar... Read More »

  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Dunst Opening

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    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »

  • Sokolosky Opening

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    The Sokolsky Opening (also known as the Orangutan, Polish, or Hunt Opening) is an uncommon chess opening that begins with the move: 1. b4According to various databases, out of the twenty possible first moves from White, the move 1.b4 rank... Read More »

  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »