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  • Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

  • How Chess is Like... [FILL IN THE BLANK]

    erik Mar 14, 2017, 5:33 AM

    Chess is many things. A game. An art. A hobby. A science. A sport? But it is also a metaphor that is used in the media to tap into the symbol of intellectual struggle. If you want to show how intricately...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Vik-Hansen Dec 20, 2016, 2:59 AM

    Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess...

  • 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...

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  • Ruy Lopez

    Swagchessmaster88 Mar 17, 2017, 3:09 PM

    This venerable opening (also known as the Spanish opening) is so rich in strategic ideas that it has remained popular for around 150 years. After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 White places pressure on c6 (which can easily...

  • Chess and comics at the World Chess Hall of Fame by Macauley Peterson

    sontu1296 Mar 9, 2017, 5:36 AM

    Did you know that Superman plays chess? Well he does. Not only that, he appeared ‌as a chess piece 70 years ago. You know who also plays chess? Batman. He was spotted, even earlier, playing the joker as Robin looked...

  • Dangers of the d5 Sveshnikov Outpost

    blohmoremoney Feb 23, 2017, 1:44 AM

    Whilst my game on the White side of a Sicilian Sveshnikov isn't very rich with ideas, I think it's illustrative of why Black plays 8. ... b5 to prevent White's Knight from regrouping Na3-c4-e3-d5.    

  • Russian Literature

    Podaryonka Feb 14, 2017, 1:43 PM

    A. G. Paustovskiy “Basket with spruce cones”   The composer Edvard Grieg spends the autumn in a forests near Bergen. All forests are good with their mushroom air and rustle of leaves. But especially the mountain’s...

  • What did our team do this last week?

    erik Feb 11, 2017, 5:58 PM

    This week I asked our team to write a brief sentence about one thing they worked on to make life better for our members (you!). They didn't all respond, but here you go. Maybe it's interesting. I don't know?! Sam Assistant...

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