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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...

  • 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...

  • Do the Opposite!

    • GM Gserper
    • Jul 10, 2010, 11:01 PM

    One of the best things I ever watched on TV is the episode of "Seinfeld" called "The Opposite".   There George Costanza announces "My life is the complete opposite of everything I ever wanted to be!" and then Seinfeld...

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  • First Blog Post for Sherlockian100

    I had one of those families that did not take many pictures or videos (granted video recorders weighed 30 pounds and had to be carried around on one's shoulder). As a result, I didn't have many pictures to show...

  • Chess as combat

    • 412364
    • Jan 18, 2017, 6:12 PM

    Chess involves openings to gain control, as well as, tactics, strategy, traps, attacks, spears, deflections, and a host of other maneuvers both offensive and defensive in nature.  In this way, chess is the parallel...

  • The Worst Kind of Good Tournament at the Liberty Bell Open

    Some good things certainly happened to me at the Liberty Bell Open, but it was really the worst kind of good tournament I could have.  Not only did I continue to suffer an ailment, I added two other issues that...

  • Book based course to take you to 2000 strength in slow chess

    INTRODUCTION I was recently asked by an intermediate player how to set about improving to 2000 strength and wrote a detailed reply.  As it might be useful to other players I am posting it (lightly edited) here....

  • Ivanchuk: A Genius of Imaginative, Exciting Chess!

    In a recent interview during a game commentary, GM Boris Gelfand spoke about "destiny" as one of the factors determining if a chess player is successful or not in gaining the World Championship Title. Among the...

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