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  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge in our beautiful game. Was i... | Read More

  • 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

    • Traduction en français d'un ouvrage encore jamais traduit de J. R. Capablanca

      Fort du succès rencontré par mon premier projet éditorial ayant trait au jeu d’échecs et à son histoire, à savoir une réédition modernisée des cent fins de parties de Philippe Stamma, je suis très heureux de vous présenter pour cette ... | Read More

      • pascalgo
      • | Aug 17, 2016
    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog XV: Moscow 1936

      Moscow 1936 International Chess TournamentEdited by G. LevenfishTranslated by Jimmy AdamsCaissa Editions, 1988245 pagesThe Moscow 1936 tournament was the second serious test of Soviet players against top western players in tournament competition (... | Read More

      • SLBM1959
      • | Aug 8, 2016
    • Fischer's Repertoire: Figthing the Petrov's Defense

      The Petrov's Defense arises after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 and it is considered a dull and uninspired opening as it copies White's  moves and many times structures will be symmetrical. This Defense is quite solid and tries to equalize by well timed piec... | 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

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 »