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  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: Chess.com member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be drawish at the master level (and u... | Read More

  • Capt. Bertin's Gambit

         The Cunningham Defense in the King's Gambit Accepted begins 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7.  White moves the Bishop to give his King a place to go with 4. Bc4.  If Black continues with the threatened 4... Bh4+ ... | Read More

  • A Story Strange and Sad

         If you peruse old issues of "Chess Review," you will probably encounter the name Catherine Nye.  You will mostly likely notice one of these photos of the pretty 34 year old lady from Syracuse, N.Y. 1941  ... | Read More

  • Carlsen, Capablanca And The Beatles

    About a quarter of a century ago, I started playing in international tournaments on a regular basis. Just like thousands of other folks from the former Soviet Union I enjoyed the fall of the Iron Curtain and ability to freely travel abroad. Pret... | Read More

  • A Legendary Chess Zen Master Has Died

    When I was just turning 19, I would go with a friend to Berkeley and visit the Hare Krishna temple. Were we into them? No, not at all. But every evening they offered free (very tasty!) food, and when you are broke and starving, you are willing t... | Read More


    • Chess Weapons for FAST Improvement (All FREE)

      A Bit More of My Story: When I was first learning chess, my problem was a serious shortage of information. I lived in the remote Blue Mountains of Australia and had limited access to chess books, coaching and opponents, and at that time the inter... | Read More

    • Unusual Openings

       From the tricky and tactical g4 to the worthless Nh3, chess players can play many unexpected openings that seem completely absurd. However, as preposterous as these openings may seem, the concept behind it makes a lot more sense. Unusual opening... | Read More

    • Training tourney games

      For my chess study group achja chess a few training tourneys were organized. The idea was that several group members would have the chance to play correspondence chess for the first time, and gain experience, and learn a few things. I've chosen a... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Feb 3, 2016
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    • 960 - fad or only possible future?

      I used to agree with GM Serper that Chess 960 (aka Fischer Random) was an overreaction and the best way to love our game was to study it more and deeper in its classical form.  Sure, I played 960 now and then out of curiosity, but I didn't really... | Read More

      • pontytail
      • | Feb 2, 2016
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    • How to lose to a six year old in 9 moves.

      I am 43 years old, and I was in my very first serious over-the-board chess tournament last weekend. (Last summer, I was in my first club tournament and earned my paultry provisinal rating of about 1100USCF). I played chess in high school but I nev... | Read More

      • noahjcowan
      • | Feb 2, 2016
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  • Zugzwang

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    Zugzwang an intermediate move yeah ZANG  Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung",  Zugzwang (German for "compulsion to move", pronounced [ˈtsuːktsvaŋ]) is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because the... Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • endgame study

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    An Endgame Study is a composed problem in an endgame position that contains an aesthetic solution, and is usually hard to find. There are many such studies, and famous composers include GM Pal Benko, Ladislav Prokes,Richard Reti,and Alexei Troitsk... Read More »

  • Reti, Richard

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    Richard Reti (1889-1929) was one of the founders of the hypermodern school of chess, along with Nimzovich, Tartakower, and Breyer.  He was born in Hungary and went to Vienna to study mathematics, but gave that up for chess.  Richard Reti... Read More »