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  • Can You Solve Our 2015 Holiday Puzzler?

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      La partita spagnola o apertura spagnola (chiamata anche Ruy López nei paesi anglofoni) è un'apertura molto popolare del gioco degli scacchi, adottata dai più grandi giocatori di ogni epoca quali Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Keres, Ta... | Read More

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    • Piccolo manuale di aperture scacchistiche

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    • Ruy Lopez. Exchange Variation

      When we play the same opening both as White and as Black, there inevitably will occur positions which you will play both as White and as Black. Since as White upon 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 I am not very fond of the Exchange variation (although ... | Read More

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  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • Keres Defense

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    The Keres Defence (also known as the Kangaroo Defence or Franco-Indian Defense) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 e62. c4 Bb4+The opening is named for Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres. This opening was known since t... Read More »

  • Oll, Lembit

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    Lemibt Oll was born in April 23, 1966 in Hohtla-Jarve, Estonia.  In 1982, he was chess champion of Estonia.  In 1983, he was awarded the International Master title.  In 1984, he was junior champion of the USSR.  From 1992 through 1998, he play... Read More »

  • 1936 in chess

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    In January 1936, the All-Russian Trade Union Tournament finished after six months of steady play.  The event had 700,000 participants.  Georgy Lizitzin and Vitaly Checkover tied for 1st place. On January 4, 1936, the 16th Annual Hastings Christ... Read More »

  • Tolush, Alexander

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    Alexander Tolush (1910-1969) was a Russian Grandmaster (1953).  He was Leningrad champion in 1937, 1938, 1946, and 1947.  He took 2nd in the 1950 USSR championship, behind Keres.   He was an early trainer for Boris Spassky and ... Read More »