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  • Eisenberg's Strange Gambit

          One of the oddest, yet intriguing variations in the King's Gambit Accepted is one discovered by Louis Eisenberg.             ...

  • The Euphoria Of A Queen Sacrifice

    “Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.” ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn Magic does happen on the...

  • How To Play Variants On

    • News
    • Sep 8, 2016, 3:12 PM

    There's much more to play on than just... chess! Fun "chess variants" can be a great way to mix things up and apply your chess skills in different and exciting ways. You can play Bughouse, Crazyhouse,...

  • The Sparkling Bishop Combo

    Back rank checkmates are very common in chess. As a matter of fact, many tactical textbooks start with exactly this kind of combination due to their simplicity. The vast majority have one thing in common: You need...

  • The Deadliest Chess Pattern

    • GM Gserper
    • Aug 20, 2016, 10:05 PM

    There are many patterns in chess which you should know if you want to become strong. I have discussed many of them in this column through the years. Today, I'll talk about the deadliest...

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  • Timur Gareyev Plays Record 48 Games Blindfolded

    GM Timur Gareyev played 48 chess games blindfolded simultaneously from Saturday to Sunday in Las Vegas. The grandmaster from Uzbekistan, who now represents the United States, improved upon previous simuls by...

  • Carlsen Escapes, Draws Karjakin In Game 9

    Today GM Sergey Karjakin came very close to winning his second game in a row, and delivering a huge blow in the 2016 world championship. Just before the time control he chose a strong continuation over...

  • Carlsen-Karjakin: What The Experts Say

    It's prediction time for the big match that starts Friday. asked experts from the chess world about their predictions for the match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. The first match game in...

  • Have You Tried "Really Bad Chess"? And Other News

    The much-loved GM Vugar Gashimov had an elite tournament organized in his honor only a few months after his death in early 2014. Now, his native Azerbaijan has honored him in an even more lasting way. The Vugar...

  • Father-Daughter Dance In Isle Of Man Opener

    Here's a surprising stat: The Isle of Man International began with as many top-10 players (three) as the Tal Memorial did. There are 25 GMs who've cleared 2600, prompting tournament organizer...

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