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Location: Minneapolis, United States
Joined: 12/23/11
Last Online: 2/7/12
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Location: San Jose, CA, United States
Joined: 7/14/07
Last Online: 7/28/16
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  • Martin Villemson's Gambit

         Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at below not only go by many names, but the situations, like gambits themselves, can get messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.      The title of this article i... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • When a Loser Becomes a Winner

    There are chess games that have their own names. Everyone knows the 'Evergreen Game', the 'Immortal Game', the 'Opera Game', etc. We enjoy the genius and tactical skills of the winners and their names are engraved in the Golden Book of Chess. But ... | Read More

  • A New Time Control

    By IA Eric Schiller I propose a new time control to speed up games while preserving quality. Most games these days don’t require time in the prepared portions of openings or in technical positions in endgames. One minute per move is enough. Howe... | Read More

  • Opening Survey: The Mrphy Gambit

    This is a survey of the literature on the Morphy Gambit, an excellent weapon for White that begins 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6  3.Nf3 Nxe4 4.Nc3. It is also a nice sharp reply to the boring Petroff. I present the views from the following sources with many ... | Read More

    • Visualization Puzzles #3

      In the previous post, I said that I read "books". What I neglected to mention, though this may be obvious to you, is that not all books are good for the kind of exercise I propose doing. For example, Understanding Chess, which I used for the last... | Read More

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      • | Jul 11, 2016
    • Road to GM: Week 3 "An hour of tactics a day keeps the pesky blunders away"

                Hello everyone, welcome back to the Road to GM series. The past seven days has been full of intensive chess training. I went down to my public library and i checked out three books covering the three different stages of chess. (... | Read More

    • Chess 960 Development

      Grand Master Andy Soltis in the introduction to his book “Winning with 1 e4” states; “There are players, even Grandmasters, who survive in the world of tournament chess without paying much attention to opening theory. If, for example, you be... | Read More

    • The Art of Attack in Chess 960

      Adolf Anderson stated “Attack, always attack.” Some players, even some Grand Masters, even some world champions (such as Mikhail Tal) just can’t resist being on the attack. However, many strong players, especially world champions, like Phili... | Read More

    • The Immortal Game 960 ?

      Most everyone is familiar with "The Immortal Game" from classical chess. I venture to say that at some point we will see a 960 game just as astonishing. It will probably happen in our lifetime. I for one will certainly be on the look out. At some ... | Read More

  • Albins counter (ACG) {D&A}

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    Hi friends , Welcome to my new lesson on chessopedia that is Albins Counter Gambit .This lesson will cover both Declined and Accepted method .Please read and solve carefully to abolish your Gambit skills . The Albin Countergambit is a chess op... 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 »

  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »