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  • Are You A Giant Of Positional Chess?

    In our article last year, we talked about how to improve your positional chess. Today, I want to give you an opportunity to test your strategic skills. The game we'll use for our quiz is quite remarkable. Anatoly Karpov is... | Read More

  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • Garry Kasparov On Viktor Korchnoi

    The great Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi died Tuesday in Switzerland at the age of 85. His longevity as a top-level player and his fighting spirit were such that it was easy to hope that he might trick Death himself in a rook endgame and live f... | Read More

  • Warrior at the Chess Board

          About a decade ago, WilhelmThe2nd, from Chessgames.com sent me this article by Fedor Bohatirchuk about his personal memories of Efim Bogoljubov.  The article, which had no accompanying pictures, is given below with some elaboration ... | Read More

  • Touch-Move Rule Adventures

    I am probably a lucky guy, because I never had any "touch-move rule" episodes in my whole chess career.  Don't get me wrong, it happened numerous times in my games that either I or my opponent touched a wrong piece at a wrong time, but i... | Read More


    • How to find your weaknesses and strengths?

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9,  Day 10, Day 11, Day 12,... | Read More

    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog XV: Moscow 1936

      Moscow 1936 International Chess TournamentEdited by G. LevenfishTranslated by Jimmy AdamsCaissa Editions, 1988245 pagesThe Moscow 1936 tournament was the second serious test of Soviet players against top western players in tournament competition (... | Read More

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    • The Best Games of the Sinquefield Cup (Rounds 1-3)

      The Sinquefield Cup is one of the most celebrated and exciting tournaments in the world, awaited breathlessly by all chess fans. This was the same tournament where Caruana went 7-0 in his first seven games, the same tournament that Aronian won ahe... | Read More

    • Boris Spassky new interview. "Lokomotiv Society Saved Me Twice"

      Original here. Interview conducted by IM Igor Lensky. Lokomotiv Society Saved Me Twice On July 19th, it's been 50 years since the legendary grandmaster, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR and tenth chess world champion, Boris Spassky, recei... | Read More

    • James Bond-From Russia with Love

      In 1963 the movie was released with Sean Connery as James Bond. In the opening scene there was a chess duel.It´s the International Grandmasters Championship in Venice ,Italy.The score is 11,5-11,5 and it´s the last decisive match between the Rus... | Read More

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  • 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 »

  • The Nimzo-Indian Defense

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    Nimzo-Indian Defense:  1. d4 Nf6  2. c4 e6  3. Nc3 Bb4   Other move orders, such as 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d4 Bb4, are also feasible. In the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings scheme, the Nimzo-Indian is classified as E20-E59. This hypermod... Read More »

  • Nimzo-Indian defense

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    Nimzo-Indian Defense:  1. d4 Nf6  2. c4 e6  3. Nc3 Bb4   Other move orders, such as 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d4 Bb4, are also feasible. In the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings scheme, the Nimzo-Indian is classified as E20-E59. This hypermod... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • 1936 in chess

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    In January 1936, the All-Russian Trade Union Tournament finished after six months of steady play.  The event had 700,000 participants.  Georgy Lizitzin and Vitaly Checkover tied for 1st place. On January 4, 1936, the 16th Annual Hastings Christ... Read More »