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  • Can You Win Our Fake Chess Celebrity Contest?

    Many celebrities enjoy playing chess. Howard Stern, the famous radio host, is a confirmed chess fanatic. Rainn Wilson, the actor who played Dwight Shrute on the long-running NBC series The Office, got the chance to play the world chess ch... | Read More

  • Capt. Bertin's Gambit

         The Cunningham Defense in the King's Gambit Accepted begins 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7.  White moves the Bishop to give his King a place to go with 4. Bc4.  If Black continues with the threatened 4... Bh4+ ... | Read More

  • An Opening Line For Club Players

    There are certain opening variations in chess which can be labeled "for top players only." The most obvious example would be the Berlin Variation of the Ruy Lopez. But club players shouldn't be jealous since there are also opening variations "fo... | Read More

  • Hollywood Herman

    Herman Steiner's immense love for the game spread a spark which brought chess to life in California. he made chess alive for thousands of school children; he created a woman's field for chess in ti part of the country.Hollywood Herman Steiner Pho... | Read More

  • Different Twins In Chess

    Some time ago we discussed in this article the identical positions that can happen in endgames. I concluded the article with the statement "Deja vu is good for your chess!" Which of course means that the knowledge of certain positions, tec... | Read More


    • Sicilian Defense -Dragon Variation

      Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation[edit] 5...g6 introduces the famous "Dragon" variation of the Sicilian defence. While the general themes are easy to understand, the Dragon is a very sharp line with immense amounts of established theory. Against ... | Read More

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    • Joshua Colas: His Journey So Far

      Josh Colas at 2015 North American Open in his game vs. Ruifeng Li. He would earn a GM norm with 6.5/9. Photo by Alan Losoff Joshua Colas is a talented junior who recently earned his first GM Norm. In his article, Daaim Shadazz shares Josh's stor... | Read More

    • Nikolay Gogol's book

      Wow! I have found an old book of my favorite writer - Nikolay Gogol! There are ALL novels in this one book ))  | Read More

    • CONFUSION (Blitz chess- help me improve!)

      Hello, the noob here, I hope you're doing fine. Over on my channel I've posted another video in the "Blitz chess" series. I hope you can help me spot my mistaked in order to improve.   CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!   Subscribe: https://w... | Read More

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  • The Oxford Companion to Chess

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    The Oxford Companion to Chess is a reference book on chess written by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld. The book is written in an encyclopedia format. The book belongs to the Oxford Companions series. Read More »

  • Frere, Thomas

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    Thomas Frere (1820-1900) was one of the foremost promoters of chess in the USA in the 19th century. He helped organize the 1st American Chess Congress in New York. He was a player in the minor tournament of that congress. He organized the first Br... Read More »

  • Axedrez

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    The obsolete Spanish word for chess (which is now ajedrez).  The Portuguese player Damiano wrote a Spanish book suggesting chess was invented by Xerxes and should be named after Xerxes, hence, the word Axedrez.  Axedrez is used for the word ches... 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 »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »