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    • Evanston 3 x 3- 65 min +5 sec/ 1/30/2016

      After a year hiatus, I have returned to tournament play. Round 1- 1/2-1/2 Round 2: Sicilian 0-1 Round 3- Caro-Kann 1/2-1/2 I had a MUCH better postion as you'll see, but ran out of steam for the day and misplayed my advantage and drew.... | Read More

      • Greydalf
      • | Jan 30, 2016
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    • USCF chess tournament: Evanston 3x3

      Time controls are 65|5  Game 1: A good way to start a tournament   Game 2: With a record of 2-0-0, I ended up facing the third seed in the tournament.   Game 3:   Finished the day with a record of 2-1-0. **Rating went up from 169... | Read More


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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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Evans Gambit

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     The Evans Gambit is characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4 History The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game with the open... Read More »