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  • 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

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  • Finding Your Real Weaknesses

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    • Reconstruction After The Brokenness

      by HJS George Sweeting says, "An ordinary bar of steel costs only a few dollars. If it is hammered into horseshoes, its price doubles. Made into needles, its value escalates a hundred times. Fashioned into springs for fine watches, its worth beco... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | May 1, 2016
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    • The Windmill.

      As you all know windmill is one of the most beautiful combinations in chess. Today I will show you some excellent windmill tactics. Kotov provided the definition of a windmill as "a forcing series of attacks with discovered check." These win... | Read More

      • Harish73
      • | Apr 30, 2016
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    • Benoni Boomerangs

      Years ago I was a local amateur Modern Benoni specialist. I read all books and magazines about it I could get, and analysing positions with a fellow chessclub member. My Benoni hero at that time was IM (later GM) David Norwood. I had a little boo... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 29, 2016
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    • Principles of Attack, Part 1

      Chess amatuers love to attack. Brilliant, sparkling masterpieces are often seen in games of a mismatch (i.e. Greco vs. NN, Capablanca vs. Amatuer, etc.) in strenghts, while every single amatuer has at least one gorgeous checkmate on his belt. How... | Read More

    • Rejoining the fight - game 8

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  • 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 »