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    Ian | Glossop, Manchester, England

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  • When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • 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...

  • Learning An Opening: To Memorize Or Understand?

    IM Silman Nov 17, 2016, 2:33 AM

    Dave asked for my opinion on a line in the Two Knight’s Defense. He wrote: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Ne5 Bc5. Here there are a few moves...

  • Tales Of Bishops And Knights

    IM Silman Nov 10, 2016, 3:28 AM

    clement41 wrote:  My question for you deals with the concept of “accountancy” of tempi; let me make myself clearer: in many instances one side has the opportunity to trade pieces (typically minors)...

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  • Creative Puzzles

    checkmagnus Feb 15, 2017, 2:02 PM

    Hi checkmagnus a new member reporting for!  It's just a cool nickname All right so i saw this creative puzzle in some book and it was really cool so I thought i would share it with you   The thing is to...

  • The Fighting Dragon: Book Review

    Ziryab Feb 14, 2017, 9:37 AM

    The Fighting Dragon   A Book ReviewThe Fighting Dragon: How to Defeat the Yugoslav Attack (Boston: Mongoose Press, 2016) by Paul Powell is not a repertoire book. It does offer suggestions to meet White's normal...

  • グリークギフト-Part1

    skramchi Feb 13, 2017, 4:59 AM

     今回は中級者テクニック(だと思う)の1つ、グリークギフトについて解説します。  え? 「Queens vs. Rook」を投稿するんじゃなかったのかって? きっと気のせいです。  少しLive Rapid(15|10)が上手く行かないので間をおいて記事でも書こうかという魂胆です。笑    ※注意※  この記事はグリークギフトの概念を、極端に単純化した例を参考に解説するもので、具体的な手順を提供するものではありません。手順を暗記するだけでは実戦で使い物になることはまずないでしょう。    早速ですが実戦で下図のような局面に遭遇しました。 1.d4...

  • "The Opera Game" - Position by position computer analysis

    phillidor5949 Feb 5, 2017, 7:06 PM

    Links to computer analysis for each position: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Bg4 4.dxe5 Bxf3 5.Qxf3 dxe5 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.Qb3 Qe7 8.Nc3 c6 9.Bg5 b5 10.Nxb5 cxb5 11.Bxb5 Nbd7 12.0-0-0 Rd8 13.Rxd7 Rxd7 14.Rd1 Qe6 15.Bxd7 Nxd7...

  • Bughouse Openings Synchronization

    Sorsi Feb 4, 2017, 10:58 AM

    I bet that most of you have been in the following situation: you play a pretty good opening, but still you lose in 10-15 moves. How is this possible? Easy: bad synchronization with your partner's opening is one...

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