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  • Adolf Anderssen

    Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen was born in Breslau, Prussia (now Wroclaw, Poland) on July 6, 1818. He came from a poor family. He learned chess from his father in 1827 at the age of 9 and filled up his school books with chess diagrams. He lived... | Read More

    • It's TOURNAMENT Time Everyone! New Set Of TOURNEYS Begins!

      [Blog History]      What's up tourney addicts?      Last year I ran a set of 64-player KO tournaments throughout many ratings groups that seemed to go over well with a lot of good games. Well, it's that time again! Using the same ratings... | Read More

    • Gain Rating Points in Online Chess, Guaranteed

      OK, so like most chessplayers, you aspire to have a rating in Online Chess that doesn't reflect your genuine aptitude for the game.  Surely, you think, there must be some tricks that don't involve, you know, finding good moves.  Well, grasshoppe... | Read More

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      • | Oct 24, 2015
    • Next Round Panic

      How on Earth did i get myself on so much trouble? Wanted to cut on the number of games played but, by coincidence, next round after next round started and now i have 108 games to play!!! I am totally screwed. Well..never had a timeout, e... | Read More

    • Going Competitive With Team Matches!

      [Blog History]   Hello, everyone!      It's been a while since my activity has flourished, but I come back bringing ideas of competition and glory to you all. When we (myself, Donna (RookedonChess), David (Pruess), & Danny ... | Read More

    • vacation time

      I need 4 days off next week  How do I do this___ | Read More

  • A master losing

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    Have you ever seen a master lose in just 6 moves? Well, today yu are going to see one... Hope you enjoyed it and see you next time! Read More »

  • Crazyhouse Chess

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    Crazyhouse chess is a chess variant similar to Bughouse chess but played with 2 players and no teams. Each player has a "pocked" or "reserve" for pieces. Every time a piece is captured the capturing player gets a piece of the same type and of thei... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • Harrwitz, Daniel

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    Daniel Harrwitz (29 April 1823 – 9 January 1884) was a German master (born in Breslau, Silesia) and world’s best active player in the mid 1850s.  He played matches against Staunton, Anderssen, Lowenthal, and lost to Morphy.  He became a prof... Read More »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »