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  • Attacking Pawn Chains

    Have you ever wondered how grandmasters know when and how to attack?  The key is pawn structure! Pawn chains are some of the most important attacking structures. In this series, learn the core concepts of furious pawn chain assaults in s... | Read More

  • The Tale Of Two Emory Tates

    In last week's article we paid tribute to a creative chess player and a nice person, IM Emory Tate. As a man who played Emory many times, I can tell you that a game with him was always just like our life according to Forrest Gump. Remember his f... | Read More

  • Remembering IM Emory Tate

    On October 17, the chess world suffered yet another devastating loss: IM Emory Tate passed away at age 56. Though he was taken from this world much too soon, Emory has left behind an unforgettable legacy, and he will forever be remembered as ... | Read More

  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales

    I’ve talked to countless chess fans over the years and though all serious chess players have their favorite chess heroes, many of them aren’t in touch with the human side of the chess legends. This is the first of two articles showing some of ... | Read More

  • Understanding The Back Rank

    More than a decade ago, I took part in a small open tournament at a local chess club. After winning the first game in rather one-sided fashion, I became convinced that the next five games would follow an identical trajectory. In round two, I reach... | Read More


    • 4 pasos básicos para hacer bien las aperturas

      Hay muchos tipos de aperturas y cada una de ellas conlleva un montón de variantes, pero para los jugadores principiantes y no tan principiantes, es suficiente hacer una apertura correcta siguiendo la regla de los 4 pasos:  Regla de los 4 pasos:... | Read More

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    • Unexpected win over a 2300

      Let's just say the last 6-7 weeks haven't... exactly been the best (if you want more details, look me up on USCF). I had planned to take a break until the state championships at the end of October, but for reasons I will share later, I decided to ... | Read More

    • Diario de nuestra última ronda en la Olimpiada. El fracaso o la gloria.

      Diario de nuestra última ronda en la Olimpiada. El fracaso o la gloria. ¿Qué sucede horas antes del match? Son alrededor de las 9pm del 12 de septiembre. Salimos a comer todos los jugadores y capitanes a un restaurante cercano al hotel. Se sa... | Read More

    • Slow Chess League: A win with White in the Torre Attack

      This week Slow Chess League game (time controls 45m+45s) was  a solid win but again I am disappointed to find out post analysis that I had missed a relatively simple tactic as early as move 9. Enjoy Dear Readers  | Read More

    • Os jogadores de Xadrez por Fernando Pessoa

      Ouvi contar que outrora, quando a Pérsia Tinha não sei qual guerra, Quando a invasão ardia na cidade E as mulheres gritavam, Dois jogadores de xadrez jogavam O seu jogo contínuo. À sombra de ampla árvore fitavam O tabuleiro antigo, E... | Read More

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  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Mexican defence

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    This defence was introduced by the Mexican grandmaster Carlos Torre. The first game with this opening happened in a blitz session between the U.S. Champion Frank Marshall and Carlos Torre, and was played on a ship in their route from U.S. to Baden... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »