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  • Chess Criminals And The Games They Play

    IM Silman Jul 19, 2016, 1:42 AM

    As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled...

  • Goose-Stepping Down Under

    batgirl Sep 2, 2015, 11:30 AM

         This is the story of Kārlis Ozols that should be called, "When Chess Players Go Bad."   The story is one of amazement, puzzlement and disgust.      Kārlis Ozols had been a chess player in his native Latvia. ...

  • Mastering Squares, Part 3

    IM Silman Feb 3, 2015, 12:53 PM

    I noticed that some readers had trouble understanding what a weak square is. I don’t like leaving people behind, so I am going to devote 75.23 percent of this week’s “Mastering Squares” article...

  • Heritage in Modern Play, Part 5

    WIM energia Nov 8, 2013, 9:28 PM

    World Champion Tigran Petrosian is well known for his positional exchange sacrifices. A less known strategic idea that appeared in several of his games is the bishop exchange for the c3 knight in the King's Indian...

  • Two Criminals, Part Three

    GM Gserper Oct 6, 2013, 8:52 AM

    The typical idea of trading the fianchettoed bishop by playing Be3,Qd2 and Bh6 is so common that many chess players execute it almost automatically. Indeed, how can you argue with a game like this: It is...

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  • Three Lighthouses and Five GMs in Galicia

    PeterDoggers Oct 20, 2013, 4:43 AM

    Julio Granda Zuniga, who performed surprisingly well at the World Cup in August, continued his good form and won the first Entrefaros tournament at the Coast of Death in Galicia, Spain. The Peruvian grandmaster...


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