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  • Did Hollywood Get 'Pawn Sacrifice' Right?

    By now many Chess.com members have seen the first trailer for Pawn Sacrifice, the Hollywood movie based on the rise of Bobby Fischer to world chess champion. We've known for a while that Spiderman, or rather Tobey Maguire, was to play the fiv... | Czytaj więcej

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Czytaj więcej

  • 5 Dumb Things Your Non-Chess Friends Say

    GM Serper recently performed an in-depth criticism of the popular chess movie “Searching For Bobby Fischer,” pointing out bad habits you could pick up if the film were your only source of chess education. Serper also mentions that th... | Czytaj więcej

  • A. D. Petroff

         Ivan Alexandrovich Butrimov, who was born in St. Petersburg March 7, 1782, produced Russia's first chess book, "Chess Play,"  in 1821.                                                    ... | Czytaj więcej

  • The Ghost of Descriptive Notation

    Glen asked: I have an old chess book titled Chess Traps, Pitfalls & Swindles by I.A. Horowitz and Fred Reinfeld published in 1954. In the first pages of the book they use notations like N-N3 and B-N5 etc. There is no explanation in the book ... | Czytaj więcej


    • Plycounter Electronic Scoresheet

      Overview PlyCounter is a USCF certified electronic scoresheet designed to record chess games. Moves are entered on the touch screen that displays the board and pieces, using the included stylus. The algebraic notation of the last moves is displ... | Czytaj więcej

      • GM_Nikhil
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    • Dealing With Knights

      For a very long time, Knights were my weakness. Lately, it's early-game Queen moves, but that's usually only in 3 minute games. But Knights are still a thorn in my side, though there are some easy ways to deal with them. By far, t... | Czytaj więcej

      • Anema86
      • | 5 sie 2015
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    • What the Pawn Sacrifice Poster Says About Chess Players

      I am one of those guys who spends most of his life wishing that he could go to film festivals to catch the latest and greatest independent films from across the globe. Instead of actually going to these festivals, however, I am most likely doom... | Czytaj więcej

      • AmishHacker
      • | 12 cze 2015
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    • Tupac, Prison and Chess

      “ If they had lived in another kind of society, their exceptional mathematical talents might have been better used. But they were Black.” - Malcolm X Malcolm X was mentored by many people as he learned to hustle on the streets of Boston and N... | Czytaj więcej

      • HipHopChess
      • | 2 maj 2015
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    • Chess Improver of the Week of March 2

      Greetings, fellow chess improvers. Each week, members of the Chess Improver group submit losses for analysis and I choose the most instructive submissions to feature as lessons at that level, as well as a showcase win by the submitter to show what... | Czytaj więcej

      • jlconn
      • | 10 mar 2015
      • | 552 odsłon
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  • Durkin Opening

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    The Durkin Opening (also known as the Durkin Attack or the Sodium Attack) is a rarely played chess opening beginning with the move: 1. Na3The Durkin Opening is named for Robert James Durkin (1923–?) of New Jersey. The name "Sodium Atta... Czytaj więcej »

  • Algebraic notation

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    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Czytaj więcej »

  • Numerical notation

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    Numerical notation is quite simple actually- the files AND ranks are numbered- like 5254 is e4------- 7163 is Nf3- what is this opening- 5254 5755 7163 2836 6125 1716? Czytaj więcej »

  • Descriptive Notation

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    Descriptive notation is a notation for recording chess games, and at one time was the most popular notation in English- and Spanish-speaking countries (Brace 1977:79–80) (Sunnucks 1970:325). It was used in Europe until it was superseded by... Czytaj więcej »

  • 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... Czytaj więcej »