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  • Lessons From Carlsen: The Draw Problem

    The recent super-tournament in Bilbao is a part of chess history already. It will be remembered for many different things. While Hikaru Nakamura will always cherish the memory of his first win over Magnus Carlsen, many chess enthusiasts will ... | Read More

  • 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

  • The Most Amazing Bishop Moves

    Last week, we discussed the trickiest knight moves. Today, we'll choose the most amazing bishop move ever! I want to thank all the readers who contribute to our search for the ultimate chess beauty. While it is difficult to choose which b... | Read More

  • Morphy and Music

    Mrs. Morphy is renowned in the salons of New Orleans as a brilliant pianiste and musician; and her son, without ever having studied music, has a similar aptitude for it, and he believes he would have become as famous therein as in chess, had he ... | Read More

  • 2016 ChessKid Online National Invitational Championships (CONIC): A Preview

    In 2012, the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC) was created to provide young, talented chess players an opportunity to play a round-robin championship at a long time control. The event gradually evolved from only two sectio... | Read More


    • The Irish Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016: Reminder

        Tonight is the early entry deadline for The Irish Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 which will be held from 24-25 September. The ICU AGM 2015-16 will follow the Blitz.   Below are the reports from the last Blitz and Rapid:   EasyStream... | Read More

      • ICU
      • | Sep 18, 2016
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    • Tactics from the Olympiad

      After the rather mundane super Grandmaster tournament the Sinquefield  cup (please see Radio Jans caustic satirical expose of the gloom) the Olympiad came as refreshing drops of dew on a parched and scorched land. On open tournament with the wor... | Read More

    • TO G6 OR NOT TO G6!

             Frank Marshall Dear chess lovers, I like to browse chess books from different eras, and in doing so I sometimes find patterns that are beautiful, and poignant; patterns that are inherited from one generation to the next.... In thi... | Read More

    • Alekhine's sacrifices in a blindfold game

      Alekhine retained a love for the grand sacrifice. He indulged himself fully in exhibition games and simultaneous displays - even those played without the sight of the board. Any player with his eyes open would treasure the exquisite little combina... | Read More

      • mak3arun
      • | Sep 11, 2016
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    • The Problem of Pain

      by HJS In many ways the problem of suffering is more difficult for Christians than for non-believers. Why? The Christian believes that nothing happens apart from the will of God. The non-believer dismisses the intervention of God in the affairs o... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Sep 11, 2016
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Chessopedia


  • Manhattan Chess Club

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    Founded on November 24, 1877 at the Café Logeling in New York City.   Dues were $4 a year.  On December 7, 1877 the members voted for the name of the chess club to be the Manhattan Chess Club (the other choices were Morphy Chess Club and Metro... Read More »

  • Desprez Opening

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    The Desprez Opening is a chess opening characterized by the opening move: 1. h4The opening is named after the French player Marcel Desprez. Like a number of other rare openings, 1.h4 has some alternate names such as"Kadas Opening", "Anti... Read More »

  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • Frankenstein-Dracula Variation

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      C27: The Frankenstein-Dracula Variation, usually considered a branch of the Vienna Game, can also be reached from the Bishop's Opening. It is seen extremely infrequently in top-level play.   The variation is brought about by the move... Read More »