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Ati-Budapest
Ati-Budapest
Location: Hungary
Joined: 12/12/15
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budapest416
budapest416
Location: United States
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gambitojh1
gambitojh1
Location: yaracuy, Venezuela
Joined: 7/10/15
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budapesttim
budapesttim
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Joined: 5/21/15
Last Online: 2/10/16
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BudapesterGambit
BudapesterGambit
Location: Budapest, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Joined: 2/17/15
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  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales: Polgar vs Silman

    I didn’t intend to write a 4th Cracked Grandmaster Tales article, but so many Chess.com members asked me to do another that I decided to share a few more (true) stories. I hope you enjoy these as much as you did the others. Be warned: there mig... | Read More

  • Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with different openings. So while A... | Read More

  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • Giving Up On Chess? -- The Zalakaros Open

    After six rounds of the Zalakaros Open in Hungary, I had four points -- which was not a bad score, since the average of my opponents' ratings was high. Earlier in the tournament, I was sure that it was time for me to give up chess, or at... | Read More

  • Ups And Downs In Life And Chess: Zalakaros Open

    It has been some time since I wrote about my own tournaments or annotated my own games. In general, it seems more legitimate and honest to annotate one's own games. You know precisely what was going on in your head, you remember your emotions, wha... | Read More


    • Simuls on the weekend with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   This weekend I will play 2 simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Saturday simul will start at 7:00 pm London time, 2:00 pm New York time on Saturday the 6th... | Read More

    • Simul on Friday with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul  on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Friday simul will start at 9:00 pm Melbourne, Sydney time, 10:00 am London on Friday the 5th of F... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day 50

      In my previouse posts I started to share my experiences about the  21 days to Supercharge your chess course: Supercharge my chess in 21 days Supercharge day 1 - My goals Supercharge day 1 - My goals - part 2   World Champion Garry Kasparov ... | Read More

    • Simul on Thursday with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul  on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Thursday simul will start at 7:00 pm London time, 2:00 pm New York time on Thursday the 4th of February... | Read More

    • New simul on Wednesday with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul  on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Wednesday simul will start at 7:00 pm London time, 2:00 pm New York time on Wednesday the 3rd of Februar... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »

  • Abonyi, Istvan

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    Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) was a Hungarian master.  He was born and died in Budapest.  In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit (1.a3 Nf6 2.b3 e5) against  the Dutch surge... Read More »

  • Benko, Pal

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    Pal Benko was in Amiens, France on Jul 15, 1928 but grew up in Budapest, Hungary. Benko learned chess from his father in 1938, at the age of 10.  His first book was a collection of Capablanca’s chess games. In June 1945, in his first chess to... Read More »

  • 1933 in chess

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    On January 6, 1933, the 13th Annual Christmas Congress in Hastings ended.  The Premier event was won by Salo Flohr of Czechoslovakia, scoring 7 out of 9 (+5 =4).  He was followed by Pirc (6.5), L. Steiner and Sultan Khan (5.5), Michell (4.5), Al... Read More »