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  • Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances's Thumbnail

    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Charles de Maurian: Problemist

    batgirl Oct 19, 2016, 12:40 PM

         Charles de Maurian, well known as Paul Morphy's childhood and life-long friend, developed very quickly as a chess player.  He began learning the game from Morphy during the 1853-4...

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    Cuba

    batgirl Apr 6, 2016, 11:18 AM

    Avenida de las Palmeras, Habana, ca. 1904      A large island in the Caribbean, this former Spanish colony lies just 93 miles from the state of Florida.  Its proximity to the United...

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  • Greatest Chess Minds: Wilhelm Steinitz - Part 5's Thumbnail

    Greatest Chess Minds: Wilhelm Steinitz - Part 5

    GM dbojkov Jul 19, 2011, 10:32 AM

    Once upon a time, there was a chess land with no crowned champion... but that ended in the match that takes place here. Perhaps the first ever "Isolated Queen Pawn" battle took place between Zukertort and Steinitz...

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    Dealing with Passive Queen Pawn Openings 2

    GM Shankland Mar 1, 2010, 7:41 PM

    In his second installment of the video series designed to deal with 1.d4 Sidelines, IM Sam Shankland shows us how to play as black against the Stonewall and Zukertort Opening Formations. Once again, players looking...

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  • The Gastineau Garden Party 1873. A Chess Photograph.'s Thumbnail

    The Gastineau Garden Party 1873. A Chess Photograph.

    simaginfan Apr 27, 2017, 5:29 AM

    Standing. Left to right. J. Lovelock, ( committee member, City of London Chess Club) Bernhard Horwitz, William Norwood Potter, John Lowenthal, Henry F. Down (Honorary Secretary, City of London chess Club) Joseph...

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    My Favorite Weekend in a Long Time! Part 2: Sunday Edition

    Kernicterus Apr 14, 2017, 6:01 PM

    I went into the chess club at our usual 6:25 pm.  As usual, Drew is late and yet still making his adorably endless small talk with different players/parents of players. Pairings are finally posted.  I'm playing...

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    QGD Repertoire for Black II

    GM alexcolovic Feb 8, 2017, 3:29 AM

    I finished the second part of my successful QGD for Black. This one covers all the lines black may encounter on the way to the QGD: the Catalan, London System, Colle, Zukertort, Jobava's pet line, The Veresov...

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