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    Online Dec 19, 2015

    lasker lasker | مازندران, Iran

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  • Key Moments In Time: Lasker’s Last Stand

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 1, 2016, 1:27 AM

    Most of us know that the legendary Emanuel Lasker was a philosopher and a world class mathematician — he earned his doctorate in math in 1902 and published a theorem which, even today, is critically important...

  • Who Are The Top 5 World Champions?

    • pete
    • Nov 15, 2016, 4:04 AM

    Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin are now battling each other in New York for the world chess championship. While Carlsen is the heavy favorite to retain his title, neither player has been able to break...

  • Study Plan for Advanced Players: Strategy

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:18 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Learn the power of the pieces!!! Improve your knowledge of dynamics and tension in chess. Know how to exploit exchanges. Improve your prophylactic...

  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:17 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Learn About Advanced Opening Preparation Expand Your...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    • IM Silman
    • Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

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  • Lasker's Combination

    • snits
    • Dec 3, 2016, 1:34 AM

    Today's game in Why Lasker Matters was the game that made him famous. In Amsterdam he was playing Bauer and had the following position:     Lasker played 14.Nh5, and after 14..N:h5 we are treated to 15.B:h7+! K:h7...

  • Exchanging into a won endgame

    • snits
    • Dec 2, 2016, 9:26 AM

    I'm currently working through Andy Soltis's book on Lasker Why Lasker Matters, using it as a guess the move (and candidate move selection) exercise. Last night I was playing through the 2nd game in the book, Lasker...

  • Live by the Sword, die by the Sword!

    The Moscow 1925 Chess Tournament was a very strong competition: Bogoljubow, Lasker, Capablanca, Marshall.... Among the participants was Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky, s atrong Soviet Master. Alexander Ilyin Zhenevsky ALEXANDER...

  • Рај Лопес или Шпанска партија

    ЕCO:C60 ECO:C60-C99(варијанте) Настала је од ''Игре краљевог пешака" Препознатљива је по 1.е4 е5 2.Сф3 Сц6 3.Лб5                  (види дијаграм ) FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b...

  • A Giant from the Past - Henry Edward Bird (part I)

    A few weeks ago, my first book – Henry Edward Bird: A Chess Biography with 1198 games – was released. During the eight years that I worked on the manuscript I didn’t talk much about this project...

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  • Good Wins By Anand, Giri In Tal Memorial's Round 2

    Both Anish Giri and Viswanathan Anand scored excellent wins in the second round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The two GMs caught Ian Nepomniachtchi in the lead. "Anand, like Karpov did in the...

  • Komodo Overwhelms Erenburg In Odds Rematch

    In the never-ending saga of Man vs Machine, GM Sergey Erenburg became the first grandmaster to return for a rematch against Komodo when he tackled the beast in a match of two-pawn odds on June 16-17. Erenburg's...

  • Papp Wins World Open, Beats Bologan In Armageddon

    GM Gabor Papp won the World Open in Philadelphia after beating GM Victor Bologan of Moldavia in an Armageddon playoff. Photo courtesy Paul Truong. The 44th World Open traditionally takes place over...

  • Volokitin 1st At Vidmar Memorial

    Andrei Volokitin won the Vidmar Memorial, a round robin held in Bled, Slovenia. The Ukrainian grandmaster finished on 7/9, half a point more than Arkadij Naiditsch. The Netherlands had Max Euwe, Germany had Emanuel...

  • Inarkiev Breaks Through in Gjakova: EICC Rounds 7 & 8

    After the rest day on Wednesday Rounds 7 and 8 were filled with decisive victories on the top boards at the 17th Individual European Championship in Gjakova, Kosovo. Emerging through the fire was GM Ernesto Inarkiev,...

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