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  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

  • The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

    GM Gserper Jan 29, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Ask chess players about the period known as romantic chess and they will probably mention the names of La Bourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy. Indeed, all three of them were called unofficial world...

  • American Woman - Part III

    batgirl Jan 18, 2017, 11:25 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Who Was The Best World Chess Champion In History?

    IM DanielRensch Jan 3, 2017, 10:12 AM

    What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together, removing any advantages of opening theory or other evolved knowledge of our game for a super-tournament? What...

  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    GM Gserper Oct 21, 2016, 1:21 PM

    In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll...

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  • Push Those Pawns!!!!

    Silmanfan Feb 23, 2017, 5:35 PM

    Don't neglect your pawns! These precious pieces are the heart and soul of chess. As the foot soldiers of chess, these often forgotten pieces hold the game together. While a good pawn structure provides a decisive...

  • Paul Morphy vs Duke Karl "Opera Game"

    nish924b Feb 22, 2017, 5:13 AM

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Bg4 4. dxe5 Bxf3 (4... dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Nxe5) 5. Qxf3 (5. gxf3) This is probably not bad idea but if did king side castling, f-file would be open. 5... dxe5 6. Bc4...

  • Napoleon Marache vs. Paul Morphy

    porsche_rs_fan Feb 12, 2017, 6:06 PM

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. e5 d5 8. exd6 Qxd6 9. O-O Nge7 10. Ng5 O-O 11. Bd3 Bf5 12. Bxf5 Nxf5 13. Ba3 Qg6 14. Bxf8 Qxg5 15. Ba3 dxc3 16. Bc1 Qg6 17. Bf4 Rd8 18. Qc2 Ncd4...

  • Gary Kasparov: 24 Lecciones de Ajedrez (Lección 4)

    nyko1978 Feb 10, 2017, 12:16 PM

    Lección 4:Superioridad en el Centro, Superioridad en la Partida   Las casillas del centro del tablero -e4, d4, e5, d5- son muy importantes. Como una altura desde la que se ve bien todo el campo de la batalla ajedrecística...

  • Morphy against the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard

    sjijchess Feb 9, 2017, 10:00 PM

    Study Morphy against the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard   Test yourself playing White      

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  • Wilhelm Steinitz

    robertrange Feb 2, 2017, 8:09 AM

    Wilhelm Steinitz was born in Prague on May 18, 1836. At the age of 22 he came to Vienna as a student. His chess career began in the Vienna Chess Club, the school of so many a later chess master. In 1862 he represented...

  • Paul Morphy

    robertrange Feb 1, 2017, 3:14 PM

    Paul Morphy The life story of this perhaps most famous of all chess masters may be told in a few words. Paul Morphy was born in New Orleans in 1837. In 1857 he won first prize at the first American chess tournament,...

  • Chinese New Year Presents 2017: Test Your Trivia 2!

    Lt2Adnan Jan 27, 2017, 12:08 AM

    It's been more than 2 years since I last had a Test your Trivia. But rather than giving the usual puzzles, I decided to try out something new for CNY here: 15 questions (and one bonus puzzle) designed to test your...

  • Italian game

    robertrange Jan 17, 2017, 6:24 AM

    Italian Game 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 (D) Black to play For centuries, 3 Bc4 was so self-evident a move that it was not thought necessary to give it a name, like 1 e4 also has no name. Names were only given after...


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