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  • Are Pawns The Soul Of Chess?

    In last week's column we talked about the chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor. While his three endgame positions are truly a cornerstone of the endgame play, Philidor's most quoted saying that pawns are the soul o... | Read More

  • It's Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana May 10: GM Blitz Battle #3

    Who will be the third player to reach the semifinal, Fabiano Caruana or Maxime Vachier-Lagrave? We'll know at the end of Chess.com's third GM Blitz Battle Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, 10 May at 10 a.m. Pacific (GMT-7), ... | Read More

  • How To Use Dynamic Diagonals

    People spend too much time reading opening books. There you go, I have said it. Think what you may of this statement, but it seems to me that the chess market is saturated with opening books. So many people will blindly buy a book, add to their ... | Read More

  • A Quiet Game in Germantown in 1762

         The January 1962 issue of "Chess Review" featured an article written by John Frederick Harbeson.  The article was a reprint of one that had appeared in "The Germantowne Crier."  The author was a prominent Philade... | Read More

  • How Do You Make A Chess Comeback?

    Don’t call it a comeback; I’ve been here for years.        In October I played in Millionaire Chess, my first international tournament in nearly two years.  It wasn’t a triumphant return lik... | Read More


    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 24th of May 2016 11:00 - 404 k-scope (1.0,1510) v JabotScrob (1.0,1416)  Tue 24th of May 2016 13:30 - 701 P.C. Odio (3.0,1372) v D.M.... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | May 23, 2016
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    • Week of May 23, 2016

      Pairings for the Slow Chess League have been posted for the Week of May 23, 2016:  2016/05 League Qualifier Round 3 - May 23 - 29   101 kalilov (2.0,1678) vs Molator (2.0,1079)  102 Sean Clark (1.5,1343) vs Jay Roy Hall (1.0,1746)  103 ... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | May 22, 2016
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    • Current Standings

      Current standings for the May Tournament Series are listed below. For complete info with all pairings and game scores go to slowchessleague.org. Open G/45+45 No. Name St Rate Pts 1 David Milliern     2.0 2 Peter Bernsmann     2.0 3 warrior12... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | May 22, 2016
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    • Spring Open 2016

      This blog is very late.  The tournament went poorly for me, and between that and life stress I wasn't motivated to analyze the games.  I'm still not motivated, but it's nearly time for the next tournament.... I've been under an excessive amount... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | May 18, 2016
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    • It's NOT "Ouchtown" for DANNY RENSCH!!

      [Blog History]           As Chess.com/TV's most notable personality, IM Danny Rensch’s broadcasts “top the charts” with fun and here we have an EXCLUSIVE Q&A with this true Chess King. The shows of wide variety that he has hoste... | Read More


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  • The Oxford Companion to Chess

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    The Oxford Companion to Chess is a reference book on chess written by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld. The book is written in an encyclopedia format. The book belongs to the Oxford Companions series. 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 »

  • Evans, Larry

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    Larry Melvyn Evans (March 22, 1932 – November 15, 2010) was an  was an American Chess Grandmaster, author and journalist. He won or shared the U.S. Open Chess Championship five times and the U.S. Open Chess Championship four times.  He won or ... Read More »

  • Légall's Mate

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    Légall's Mate is named after the French player M. de Kermar, Sire de Légall (1702-1792).  While there are several variations, each involves the sacrifice of the queen.  If you would like to see more on this trap, David ... Read More »