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  • Chess Criminals And The Games They Play

    As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled "Shady Side: The Life and Cr... | Read More

  • Warrior at the Chess Board

          About a decade ago, WilhelmThe2nd, from sent me this article by Fedor Bohatirchuk about his personal memories of Efim Bogoljubov.  The article, which had no accompanying pictures, is given below with some elaboration ... | Read More

  • 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

    • Chess paradoxes. Part-2

      Hello, users! Today, I continue my series about non-standard strategical decisions that can be occasionally superior to the classical chess postulates and formulate some patterns that can improve your understanding of the game and enhan... | Read More

      • Karavanela
      • | Jul 9, 2016
    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog XIII: San Remo 1930

      San Remo 1930 International Chess TournamentBy Robert SherwoodEdited by Dale BrandrethCaissa Editions, 2013220 PagesThe San Remo 1930 chess tournament was dominated by Alexander Alekhine.  Coupled with Alekhine’s even more masterful performance... | Read More

      • SLBM1959
      • | Jul 6, 2016
    • Principia Scacchorum: How Come There Are 99.5% Patzers in Chess?

      Standing on the borderline between game, art, science and sport, chess is not only one of the greatest intellectual delights, but also a perfect paradigm for teaching and learning certain mental skills citizens of the 21-st century need to become ... | Read More

    • Korchnoi rook endings - part 1

      Before I started with the serie about rook endings from Akiba Rubinstein, I had in mind to also write something about the rook endings of Korchnoi, and Lasker. But after finishing the serie about Rubinstein rooks, I hesitated. Some of the rook e... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jul 2, 2016
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    • Stories about chessplayers , part 2

      In his book "Emanuel Lasker: Second World Champion" Isaak Linder offers several anecdotes. One of them is:Millionaire's Whim:  Once an American millionaire invited two famous chess masters, Emanuel Lasker and Geza Maroczy, as his guests.  Before... | Read More

      • jengaias
      • | Jun 30, 2016

Video Lessons

  • Albins counter (ACG) {D&A}

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    Hi friends , Welcome to my new lesson on chessopedia that is Albins Counter Gambit .This lesson will cover both Declined and Accepted method .Please read and solve carefully to abolish your Gambit skills . The Albin Countergambit is a chess op... Read More »

  • Manhattan Chess Club

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    Founded on November 24, 1877 at the Café Logeling in New York City.   Dues were $4 a year.  On December 7, 1877 the members voted for the name of the chess club to be the Manhattan Chess Club (the other choices were Morphy Chess Club and Metro... Read More »

  • Bird's Opening

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    Bird's Opening (or the Dutch Attack) is a chess opening characterised by the move: 1. f4Bird's is a standard but never popular flank opening. White's strategic ideas involve control of the e5-square without occupying it, but his first move ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Adams, Weaver

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    Weaver Warren Adams (1901-1963) was born on April 28, 1901 in Dedham, Massachusetts.  His parents were Frank H. Adams (salesman for Bellantine Breweries and Ceresota Flour) and Ethel Weaver Adams.  His mother’s side has been traced back to t... Read More »