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  • 2016 Candidates' Tournament Free Analysis Video Guide

    Did you miss any live games from the 2016 Candidates' Tournament in Moscow, where the best contenders in the world battled it out for a shot at Magnus Carlsen's world championship? This guide serves to showcase the top-notch coverage o... | Read More

  • The Evans Gambit: Modern Play

    Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit. Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.  While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | Read More

  • The King's Gambit: A History

    With last week's column, we reached the end of my series on endgames, "Without the Lady." It has been an interesting journey through one of chess's most mysterious and underappreciated domains -- but the end has come. I now begin a new column co... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman May 2, 2014

    Bobby Fischer played 1st board for the US in four chess Olympiads, the final one being Siegen in 1970. In 1972, after beating Spassky, the first major event he skipped (and never played again!) was that summer's Olympiad in Skopje. Fischer also p... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #19 - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    “I’m glad to see you’re both here in class together,” ProfessorPando said to Zephyr and Lucian.  --- “Also, I want to tell you what I saw the other night at the chess club,” the Professor went on. “Although I don’t want to admit i... | Read More


    • Chess: From Beginners to Club APK - Free game for Android

      You are viewing Chess: From Beginners to Club app version 0.9.6 for free which is produce by Chess King. This app is one of Board Games which require your Mobile or Tablet using Android 2.3.2+. You also can find more information and click to the l... | Read More

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    • Chess Traps

      Ordered by chess opening: Albin Countergambit: Lasker Trap Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Halosar Trap Bogo-Indian Defence: Monticelli Trap Budapest Gambit: Kieninger Trap Italian Game: Blackburne Shilling Gambit Petrov's Defence: Marshall Trap P... | Read More

    • Modern Twist on Ancient Knowledge

      Hi! Lately, following the lead of great Masters such as Capablanca, Lasker, Fischer, Bronstein and Kramnik, I have been exploring the games of Masters from the late 19th Century. Two books by Jimmy Adams have been indispensable in this regard; b... | Read More

    • How to refute the Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit

      For a long time I have struggled with playing black in the fried liver attack.   I have had some successful game in the position above and some not so pleasant games.       Recently, I found a very productive way to refute it!    ... | Read More

    • The Two Knights Defense ~ A Thorough Analysis ~

      This is a thorough analysis of the Two Knight's Defense. It arises from the Italian Game. Links to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Knights_Defense,_Max_Lange_Attack https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Game The Bishop's Opening... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »

  • Bird, Henry Edward

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    Henry Edward Bird (1830-1908) was an accountant and strong amateur player from England.   In 1851, at the age of 21, he was invited to the first international chess tournament, held in London.  In round 1, he was knocked out by Bernhard Horwitz... Read More »

  • Zukertort, Johannes

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    Johannes Zukertort (1842-1888) was a chess master, physician, pianist, magazine editor, music critic, linguist, swordsman and marksman.  He was fluent in   English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Sa... Read More »

  • Salvio, Alessandro

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    Alessandro Salvio (1570-1640) was a chess author from Naples, doctor, and best chess analyst of his time.  He defeated Paolo Boi in 1598 (who died three days later) and Geronimo Cascio in 1606.  He was unofficial world chess champio... Read More »