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  • Stalemate

    S T A L E M A T E _______________________________________________________      The existing rule has this in its favour, that it appeals strongly to the sporting instincts of mankind; and the last chance which it affords to a player who ap... | Leggi tutto

  • Best of Three Sets: Tennis Players Ju and Esserman in Death Match

    In the 1990s, when Pete Sampras dominated Wimbledon, he would sometimes win entire matches without a rally longer than a few hits. Expect the same this Saturday, as two energetic blitz specialists (and talented tennis players) lace up for Death Ma... | Leggi tutto

  • Paul Morphy's Chess Strength

    Paul Morphy, Spring Hill College, 1854      This is a highly unusual article for me.  I have no love for chess engines.  Additionally, I have severe reservations about trying to compare modern players with 19th cenutry players.  It h... | Leggi tutto

  • The Mandarins of the Yellow Button

      The Order of the Mandarins of the Yellow Button        In the second half of the 19th century, a group of chess players in the Boston area formed a somewhat informal, yet exclusive coterie along the lines of the famous German Pleiades ... | Leggi tutto

  • Insane, Surprising, or Beautiful Finishes, Part 3

    My last article didn’t have any chess puzzles, which I know readers enjoy. To make up for that, we’ll have a simple article this week composed entirely of puzzles. And, as I did in Part 2 of this series, all examples will be ... | Leggi tutto

    • Morphy vs Modern, a Fair a Comparison?

      In a recent blog on "Ratings Inflation", the matter of using "chess engines" to "rate" and thus compare 1900 century players, like Paul Morphy, came up. His "play" was likened to that of a current, 2014 Player of equivalent strength of 2300! ... | Leggi tutto

      • zenomorphy
      • | 19/mar/2014
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    • Attacking like Paul Morphy

      KLA Chess club is a part of Keiller Leadership Academy, a title I, K-8 Charter School located in southeast San Diego. Chess is offered as both an after school club and everyday in school class. For more information visit our blog The lesson belo... | Leggi tutto

      • Nkonitshek83
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    • A Paul Morphy Gem...

      Here is my second post and this time, it's a game by another American Genius, Paul Morphy... I have tried to analyse and understand the game from my eyes... Here, Morphy was Black playing against Paulsen, the same guy who invented the Sicilian P... | Leggi tutto

    • King's Gambit

      The King's Gambit is sound and should be played! Recently I read that Hikaru Nakamura thinks the popularity of 1.e4 has declined at the top level due to the effectiveness of the Berlin Defense to the Spanish Opening. Well in that case, why play ... | Leggi tutto

      • D_Breeze
      • | 02/mar/2014
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    • Brilliant Games - Morphy's Masterpiece

      Hi everyone! Today, I want to share with you a video I recorded back in 2010, but it examines an amazing game played by the great champion Paul Morphy in a blindfold simultaneous! It’s always amazing to see chess masters attacking, though Morphy... | Leggi tutto

      • TigerLilov
      • | 01/mar/2014
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Video Lessons

  • 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... Per saperne di più »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Per saperne di più »

  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Per saperne di più »

  • Phillips, Harold

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    Harold Meyer Phillips (1874-1967) was a lawyer and President of the United States Chess Federation (USCF) from 1950-54, President of the Manhattan Chess Club, former New York State Champion and Manhattan Chess Club Champion (1902).  He was the or... Per saperne di più »

  • Oll, Lembit

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    Lemibt Oll was born in April 23, 1966 in Hohtla-Jarve, Estonia.  In 1982, he was chess champion of Estonia.  In 1983, he was awarded the International Master title.  In 1984, he was junior champion of the USSR.  From 1992 through 1998, he play... Per saperne di più »