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         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Leggi tutto

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays to put on an apron and gloves, wal... | Leggi tutto

  • Morphy and Music

    Mrs. Morphy is renowned in the salons of New Orleans as a brilliant pianiste and musician; and her son, without ever having studied music, has a similar aptitude for it, and he believes he would have become as famous therein as in chess, had he ... | Leggi tutto

  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called "the English Morphy."  Few, ho... | Leggi tutto

  • Cuba

    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 States, the inherent beauty of the... | Leggi tutto

    • Teaching Chess

      This summer, I had the pleasure to tutor a middle schooler (grade 7) not in Math or Science but in Chess! He knows the rules of chess but has never played competitively. Therefore it was my job to not only teach him strategy but also to convince h... | Leggi tutto

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    • Aprender de nuestras leyendas del ajedrez (Foto: Bobby Fischer)

        APRENDER DE NUESTRAS LEYENDAS DEL AJEDREZ:  El siguiente texto es un pequeño resumen de algunas frases célebres que nuestras leyendas dijeron en sus repectivas épocas.  Creo que en las siguientes frases todavía se puede aprender mucho ... | Leggi tutto

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      • | 19 set 2016
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    • Romantic Chess – Win with Gambits!

      If you love playing aggressive chess but find it hard to get attacking positions from your current openings, then it’s time to introduce gambits into your repertoire. This Saturday (10th September) I am going to show you how to play some of t... | Leggi tutto

      • TigerLilov
      • | 09 set 2016
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    • Destroyer Marks Blog

      Hi this is Destroyer Mark here with his blog! Enjoy   So lets start of with a little about myself. I have been playing chess since i was about seven and have tried (and still am trying) to improve. I mostly play blitz bullet, and do tactics on t... | Leggi tutto

    • How to exploit your opponent s bad piece?

      “Help your pieces so they can help you”, said Paul Morphy, one of the greatest chess masters. Indeed, that’s true – you cannot play a chess game without your (active) pieces. It is essential, as having active pieces is considered a pos... | Leggi tutto

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Video Lessons

  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Per saperne di più »

  • Manhattan Chess Club

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    Founded on November 24, 1877 at the Café Logeling in New York City.   Dues were $4 a year.  On December 7, 1877 the members voted for the name of the chess club to be the Manhattan Chess Club (the other choices were Morphy Chess Club and Metro... Per saperne di più »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Per saperne di più »

  • Keres Defense

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    The Keres Defence (also known as the Kangaroo Defence or Franco-Indian Defense) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. d4 e62. c4 Bb4+The opening is named for Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres. This opening was known since t... Per saperne di più »

  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Per saperne di più »