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  • 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 Use Dynamic Diagonals

    People spend too much time reading opening books. There you go, I have said it. Think what you may of this statement, but it seems to me that the chess market is saturated with opening books. So many people will blindly buy a book, add to their ... | Read More


    • Video Series - The Complete Grunfeld by Valeri Lilov

      A one-stop page for IM Valeri Lilov's instructional series on the Grunfeld  ~ Dave    The Complete Grunfeld: Introduction Get ready to learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Grunfeld Defense! FM Lilov kicks off this video series ... | Read More

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    • Here is all you need to know about - Chess Sets

      Chess pieces or chessmen are made in different materials, styles, and sizes. The difference in the designs of the chess pieces do not have any impact on the game, it is just that the different shapes, sizes, and materials are made to meet the diff... | Read More

    • V01: What to think about during a chess game

      As one may see I am far from playing at a grandmaster’s level. However, these blogs are documenting ideas I try to implement into my own gameplay.   Blunder avoidance:  The first problem I faced after my 20 year break from chess were blund... | Read More

      • IO_Jupiter
      • | Jul 15, 2016
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    • Road to Master: Assembling the Repertoire

      Road to Master: Creating an Opening Repertoire As with many amateur players, I have always aspired to become a master, at least at the national level. As a child, I had some talent for the game but got dragged away from chess by other interests l... | Read More

    • Una monaca molto arrabbiata con Ilyumzhinov

      --   C’è un blog in lingua inglese con nome "YifanHou.net" (http://yifanhou.net), che ha chiaramente per oggetto la giocatrice cinese Hou Yifan.   L’ultimo articolo pubblicato, inserito due giorni fa (in "home", nella sezione "chess" e nell... | Read More

      • Sentenzio
      • | Jul 5, 2016
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »