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  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays to put on an apron and gloves, wal... | Read More

  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called "the English Morphy."  Few, ho... | Read More

  • Candidate Profile: Sergey Karjakin

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman Sergey Karjakin has unfinished business.  In 2014, he placed second in the Candidates', one point away from a shot at Magnus Carlsen. He’s coming back to finish the job. Karjakin has one title ... | Read More

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: 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

  • How Do You Make A Chess Comeback?

    Don’t call it a comeback; I’ve been here for years.        In October I played in Millionaire Chess, my first international tournament in nearly two years.  It wasn’t a triumphant return lik... | Read More

    • Contender Series 17 Online August 1, 2016  Match-Up Analysis     VS   X_PLAYER_J_X                                    I_Am_Adweith     Players Chess Knowledge High                                  ... | Read More

    • 3 simple tactics and a strategic french battle

       I played a 100 boards simul in 2011 and I would like to show you 3 tactics from those games and a game where we had a strategical battle in the french defense. I was able to get a knight versus bad bishop position, but more important was the spa... | Read More

    • Opening preparation - Alekhine defense, Saemisch variation

      I wanted to improve the positions I got with white versus the Alekhine defense. Since years I had been playing 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 but I was not happy with the positions I got, and the results seemed to go down with that line for me. Time for somethin... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 18, 2016
    • A hardfought (but bad) game and lots of bughouse: Clark Harmon Memorial Round 3

      On April 9th, 2016, at 7pm, the 3rd round of the Clark Harmon Memorial Reserve commenced (Who even cares about the open section!) I was to play Dustin Bosch, rated 1685 provisional, who had 2/2. The other perfect score belonged to Brandon Jiang, w... | Read More

    • What is development? - The Petroff (1)

      ... and how to calculate. Checks are what I care for, do I? Since four to five years I play the Petroff or Russian Knight Game with Black and White. Slowly crawling up the small and stony path to understanding the learning comes mostly by the acc... | Read More

      • Klauer
      • | Apr 8, 2016
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