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  • In Whitney's Shadow

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  • Walker

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      • Adrochatio
      • | Jun 27, 2016
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      • | 1 comment
    • Italian for Black , Part 1

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      • jengaias
      • | Jun 11, 2016
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      • | 1 comment
    • Review: This Crazy World of Chess

      The late Larry Evans was a living legend in US chess, having won five US Championships and served as Bobby Fischer's second as he battled the former Soviet Union. He was also a long time columnist for Chess Life and This Crazy World of Chess (by ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | May 22, 2016
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      Questo articolo è un po’ un insieme di varie cose. In esso toccherò vari argomenti: gli scacchi-business; le cifre che da anni (e anni) girano riguardo al numero di persone che giocano a scacchi nel mondo; la FIDE e AGON; un certo modo di far... | Read More

      • Sentenzio
      • | May 6, 2016
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    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog VIII: Vienna 1922

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      • SLBM1959
      • | Apr 30, 2016
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  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... Read More »

  • Wing Gambit

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    The term Wing gambit usually refers to when white plays an early b2 to b4 deflecting a black pawn. There are many wing gambits. The first one is the Evan's Gambit, popularized by William Davie Evans. In the 1800's everybody used it and there were ... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Chigorin, Mikhail

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    Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin (1850-1908), was born on November 12 (October 31, Old Style), 1850 near St. Petersburg.   In 1860, he parents died and at the age of 10, he became an orphan.  In 1867, at the age 16, he learned chess from his school t... Read More »

  • Telegraph

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      The first telegraph match was played between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore in  November, 1844, linked by the first American telegraph.  In 1845, Staunton and Hugh Kennedy, playing from Gosport, Portsmouth Harbor, played two telegraph gam... Read More »