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  • First Brilliancy Prizes

         Throughout the years there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of brilliancy prizes offered.  Some are just games, albeit extremely clever ones, while others have their own stories. Some even have stories that hove... | 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

  • Fun & Blood

        Edward Lasker published his delightful book "Chess of Fun & Chess for Blood" in 1942.  In this book he examined Chess from the different perspectives of various amateurs in juxtaposition to that of serious tourn... | Read More

  • Capt. Bertin's Gambit

         The Cunningham Defense in the King's Gambit Accepted begins 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7.  White moves the Bishop to give his King a place to go with 4. Bc4.  If Black continues with the threatened 4... Bh4+ ... | Read More

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy). To add a... | Read More


    • 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

    • Improving chess technique

      A few years ago my chess technique (the ability to convert an advantage in a chess games) was lacking every now and then, and sometimes that was frustrating and demotivating. In the mean time things are much better. I'd like to give you some idea... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 26, 2016
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    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog VII: London 1922

      London 1922By Geza MaroczyForeward by Andy SoltisRussell Enterprises, Inc 2010128 pagesThe London 1922 chess tournament holds an interesting place in history.  It was one of the first big tournaments after the catastrophic nightmare that was the ... | Read More

      • SLBM1959
      • | Apr 24, 2016
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    • Not good, not bad :)

      He who has a slight disadvantage plays more attentively, inventively and more boldly than his antagonist who either takes it easy or aspires after too much. Thus a slight disadvantage is very frequently seen to convert into a good, solid advantag... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 24, 2016
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    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog VI: St. Petersburg 1914

      St. Petersburg 1914 International Chess TournamentBy Dr. Siegbert TarraschTranslated by Dr. Robert MaxhamEdited by Dale BrandrethCaissa Editions, 1993267 pagesSt. Petersburg 1914 remains one of the seminal events in chess history.  It featured a... | Read More

      • SLBM1959
      • | Apr 21, 2016
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Video Lessons



  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Svesnikov

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             The Sveshnikov Variation was pioneered by Evgeny Sveshnikov and Gennadi Timoshchenko in the 1970s. Before their efforts, the variation was called the Lasker–Pelikan Variation. Emanuel Lasker played it once in his world champi... Read More »

  • ruy lopez (spanish)

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    the ruy lopez is a very old and still awesome opening widly used through the world. E.lasker used it before, and it is still very popular. It is still loved by chess players. 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 »