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    Online Oct 24, 2013

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  • The Paulsen Sicilian: A History

    The Open Sicilian can be broken down into four basic systems. In one, the Dragon, the black bishop is fianchettoed on g7. In the Scheveningen, it is developed on e7 while Black adopts a "little center" of pawns...

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  • Vladimir Simagin, A Forgotten Hero

    This post will be a humble attempt to do justice to Vladimir Simagin (1919-1968). I have been inspired by Simaginfan, who brought to my attention Simagin, and the selection of games that follow. Thanks, Simaginfan! Vladimir...

  • Book based course to take you to 2000 strength in slow chess

    INTRODUCTION I was recently asked by an intermediate player how to set about improving to 2000 strength and wrote a detailed reply.  As it might be useful to other players I am posting it (lightly edited) here....

  • Mind Over Matter-Queen Sacrifices!

    Hi, chess lovers! I am inspired by the following games....looking at Emanuel Lasker's win against Euwe in 1934, where Lasker sacrifices his Queen and beats Euwe, one year before Euwe wins the World Championship...

  • London Chess Classic 1: Nothing personal

      Wesley So said he didn’t realise it was Hikaru Nakamura’s birthday after ruthlessly exploiting his opponent’s blunder on move 13 to almost seal victory in the overall Grand Chess Tour. Vladimir Kramnik said it’s...

  • Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetinov, a Hero and Artist of the Chessboard

          Rashid G. Nezhmetdinov   RASHID GIBIATOVICH NEZHMETDINOV(born Dec-15-1912, died Jun-03-1974, 61 years old) Russia   :     Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov was born in Aktubinsk, then part of the Russian Empire...

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