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  • The Birth And Development Of The Hillbilly Attack

    People are obsessed with chess openings. Amazon shows 28,265 books listed when you search for "Chess Book", but I expect the number of books written on the game is well over 100,000. If I were to hedge a bet, then I would also guess that... | Read More

  • Kings On Steroids

    The most sacred of all pieces is the king, a piece we must care for and nurture. Right!? Wrong!  In this article we are going to take a look at kings on steroids. The kings below are drugged up to their eyeballs and ready... | 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

  • The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    The Chess.com member Olaspecial wrote: “I am keen to become Nigeria’s next titled player (I hope this makes you smile) and I believe you can help me get there. I am diligent and I have been working hard at developing my opening repe... | Read More

  • Cuba

    Avenida de las Palmeras, Habana, ca. 1904      A large island in the Caribbean, this former Spanish colony lies just 93 miles from the state of Florida.  Its proximity to the United States, the inherent beauty of the... | Read More


    • Chess Psychology

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7  My goals:  1. I want to study chess in an organ... | Read More

    • Chess Informant 128 Far Cry

      We dare to believe that Chess Informant 128 is simply in a league of its own, without peer. Quite simply a far cry ahead of everything else in the chess market. DON'T MESS WITH KARJAKIN! Now imagine that the play of world title challenger is p... | Read More

      • GMTadic
      • | Jul 19, 2016
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    • The Curse Of Hating Those We Dislike

      by HJS I was twelve years old and in the sixth grade when I first tasted the bitter dregs of hatred. Next to me in gym class at Thatcher Elementary School was a Hispanic kid, Frank Sedillos. Frank was no ordinary kid. Without parents, he had bee... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Jul 16, 2016
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    • Pictures of Fireworks!!!!!!!!

      So I am super excited about these pictures because I do not see a ton of them or at least not from many other kids my age. I took these on the 4th of July and I just watermarked them so here are some pictures that I took of fireworks! Check out m... | Read More

      • ColeZX4000
      • | Jul 14, 2016
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    • Whom Then Can I Hate?

      by HJS On a flight home from a former Soviet country, I was seated across the aisle from a mother with a child who was about four years old. I love kids, and a couple times on the flight, I poked my head inside my newspaper, playing peek-a-boo wi... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Jul 14, 2016
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Chessopedia


  • Fire of Squad

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    Fire of Squad, or the Two Rook Checkmate is a type of checkmate using two rooks, a queen and a rook or two queens. It consists in forcing the king to one border of the board and making a checkmate there. Read More »

  • Kempelen, Farkas

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    Farkas Kempelen (1734-1804) was the Inventor of the first automaton, The Chess Playing Turk, in 1769.  He built it for the sole purpose of entertaining and mystifying the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.  It was not a true mac... Read More »

  • Turk

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    Nickname of the first automaton.  Made by Wolfgang von Kempelen in 1789.  Operators included Allgaier in 1809, Weyle in 1818, Boncourt in 1818, William Lewis in 1818 to 1819, Mouret in 1820, and Schlumberger (1826 to 1838).  It was ... Read More »

  • Club, chess

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    The world's first chess club was organized in Italy in 1550. The first chess club in England was Slaughter's Coffee House, founded in London, England in 1715.  The oldest chess club in Europe is the Zurich Chess Club, founded in 1809... Read More »

  • Bosnia

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    In 1993, a person was shot and killed while playing a chess game in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the first to die from sniper fire while playing chess.   The first chess championship of Bosnia-Herzegovina was held in 1994, won by Rade Milovanovic... Read More »