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  • Surprise Mating Attacks

         The following is a reprint of a charming article composed by Al Horowitz in "Chess Review," Nov. 1953. Of course, this version has been updated to Algebraic Notation with the digital supplanting the physical. Al Horow... | Czytaj więcej

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Czytaj więcej

  • Notation

    "At the root of all advances in the science of chess-play lies the necessity of discovering an intelligible system of notation, by means of which the squares of the board may be easily defined and the moves of the pieces recorded."  — H.J.R. M... | Czytaj więcej

  • Did Hollywood Get 'Pawn Sacrifice' Right?

    By now many 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

    • How to get the Secret Chess Game on Facebook

      Have you ever wondered to play your favourite game “chess” while you chat with your friends? Yes…. Facebook has made this possible. FB keeps coming up with more and more new ideas for its users but this time it is a more intellectual one. Fa... | Czytaj więcej

      • chessbazaar
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    • Montana Open 2016 - Round Five

      The final round was against a darkhorse player with a high 1800s rating who had won all three rounds on day one. David Duke beat him in Round 4, but that didn't make me feel any more comfortable as I settled in to play this person next. As I susp... | Czytaj więcej

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    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog V: St. Petersburg 1909

      St. Petersburg 1909By Emanuel LaskerForward by Tim HardingRussell Enterprises Inc.  2008190 pagesThe St. Petersburg 1909 tournament started out as nineteen players battling for supremacy but finished as a two man race between the World Champion E... | Czytaj więcej

      • SLBM1959
      • | 14.04.2016
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    • Retro Computer Chess part 3: Bringing it home

      So far I have written about Alan Turings paper machine from the 50s, and how Mac Hack IV running on a mainframe computer became the first chess program to beat a human player under tournament conditions in the 60s. Today I will be moving forward ... | Czytaj więcej

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      • | 20.03.2016
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    • Sicilian Defense -Dragon Variation

      Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation[edit] 5...g6 introduces the famous "Dragon" variation of the Sicilian defence. While the general themes are easy to understand, the Dragon is a very sharp line with immense amounts of established theory. Against ... | Czytaj więcej

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      • | 06.02.2016
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  • 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 »

  • 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 »