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  • Siamese Chess

         In 1826 Johann Mälzel was amazing and mystifying the American public with his exhibition of the chess automation known as the Turk. Just a few years later, that same public would marvel at a living, sometimes chess-... | Read More

  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called "the English Morphy."  Few, ho... | Read More

  • First Brilliancy Prizes

         Throughout the years there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of brilliancy prizes offered.  Some are just games, albeit extremely clever ones, while others have their own stories. Some even have stories that hove... | Read More

  • Cuba

    Avenida de las Palmeras, Habana, ca. 1904      A large island in the Caribbean, this former Spanish colony lies just 93 miles from the state of Florida.  Its proximity to the United States, the inherent beauty of the... | Read More

  • Brenzinger the Forgotten

    Francis Eugene Brenzinger has been mostly forgotten.        It's true that he wasn't even close to being a world champion contender, maybe not even a likely U.S. champion, but during his chess-playing days, he was... | Read More


    • Blogs to read here - Batgirl

      Gregori Serper is my #1 to read here as I have written in my last post. To decide who's #2 or #3 took me some time. If you like to read about persons in the chess history, then batgirl https://www.chess.com/members/view/batgirl is a must read. Go... | Read More

      • Klauer
      • | May 24, 2016
      • | 159 views
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    • Mating patterns in 5-min-games (9) - Black attacked the Ruy Lopez following Dubois-Steinitz

      This is a nice mating pattern. Let's call it pin and mate. My opponent played a nice attack against my castled king following a famous game often attributed to Steinitz with the black pieces against Dubois. First my loss. The cited game  is int... | Read More

      • Klauer
      • | Mar 17, 2016
      • | 352 views
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    • Take the blue pill !

      In the analysis sessions with the old chess master we looked a few times at Rook versus Bishop and Rook + pawn versus Bishop. I learned about the king being in the wrong corner, and more surprising : some positions with Rook + pawn vs. Bishop are... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Feb 27, 2016
      • | 709 views
      • | 10 comments
    • Superb traps

      http://www.chess.com/blog/batgirl/chess-tactics-for-champions | Read More

      • theaqua
      • | Aug 15, 2015
      • | 665 views
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    • Yip Celebrity Chess Players

      Napoleon There are games in chess databases showing Napoleon defeating amateurs but are widely thought to not be genuine. According to most sources, Napoleon was a mediocre player; maybe acceptable for an amateur but nonetheless a decent player... | Read More

      • amerxp00
      • | Jan 5, 2015
      • | 1887 views
      • | 2 comments

  • Hastings Chess Festival Gets Underway

    The town of Hastings on the southern coast of England is most famous for a pivotal historical battle 'The Battle of Hastings' in 1066, but since the late 19th century it has been better known among chess fans for it's association with the royal ga... | Read More

  • Building Chess.com: Part 10 - The Team

    Today Chess.com was featured in a great video news piece in which I (Erik) had a few embarrassing interview clips. In the video I was referred to as the "creator" of Chess.com, and I just wanted to let everyone know how far from true tha... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Feb 29, 2008
    • | 7473 reads
    • | Misc
  • Building Chess.com: Part 1 - Getting Started

    A lot of people have asked about how Chess.com got started, how it is doing now, and where it is going, so I thought I would share some of the inside story :) Chess.com as an online chess community was an idea I conceived a few years ago. I enjoye... | Read More