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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.             ...

  • What’s The Best Place To Play Chess?

    • pete
    • Mar 30, 2015, 12:21 PM

    There are a lot of options for the best place to play chess. Perhaps it’s in a large tournament, or even the world championship match, with millions of dollars on the line, and your opponent just blundered.  Maybe...

  • Ask a Chess Openings Expert!

    Dear Ask-a-Chess-Openings-Expert, My husband and I were planning on taking a trip next month to Hawaii for our 25th wedding anniversary, but my mother refuses to watch the kids ever since Timmy put her cat in the...

  • Quiet Play can Frustrate Hypermodern Defense

    If I were asked to summarize hypermodern defense in a single sentence, it would be “Black sacrifices space for speed, planning to use his superior development to counter-attack the center White erects in response.”...

  • Classical Games Everybody Should Know, Part 5

    Last week we analyzed one of Morphy's games and you had a chance to see why Fischer once said that by the precision of his play Morphy was the best chess player of all time. In Part 4 we saw that Adolf Anderssen...

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  • February 2017 Signups are Open

    Signups are now open for our 3 round February League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, February 6, 2017.   Negotiated Time Tournaments   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier....

  • Simple, Clean Chess in Philly

    Crossposted at Chess^Summit, the official sponsor of the Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers.   It's not foolproof, but seeing what one can achieve in chess just by playing natural moves is always fascinating. Sometimes, the...

  • Tata Steel 2017, 5: Wesley So takes over by Colin McGourty

    Wesley So has started 2017 in the same form he ended 2016, beating Harikrishna to take over the sole lead in the Tata Steel Masters. It was all change as the tournament moved from Wijk to Rotterdam, with three...

  • PRO Chess League: Week 2 Recap - San Jose Hackers Win Battle of the Bay!

    On Wednesday night the San Jose Hackers (2-0) defeated the San Francisco Mechanics (1-1) in the 'Battle of the Bay', as the PRO Chess League made Week 2 its unofficial 'Rivalry' week. The final score was 10-6 in...

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