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October 22, 2014
All the chess that's fit to print!...
Video Spotlight
Living Like Kings
Panel Discussion Hip-hop & Chess....
Book Review
Bent Larsen’s Best Games
I love history, and of course I love chess...
Endgame Study
October 18, 2014
Endgame Study #925
Endings teach you chess!...
Step by Step
October 22, 2014
Step by Step: Calculation #26
Improve your visualization and calculation...
The Skittles Room
October 15, 2014
A Daydream Finally Realized
When will electronic books replace printed books?...
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October 22, 2014
CC Chronicles
Bo Bredenhof

Openings in CC

Opening choice and preparation in OTB chess are important. The goal is to reach a known position that offers adequate chances, and, if lucky, the opponent goes astray somewhere. It also saves important reflection time. In CC opening choice is even more important. There are many openings that are suitable for OTB play, but are not strong enough in CC, and these should be avoided. There is no roo
 
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Pando's Ten-Pack
Bruce Pandolfini

Exchange Power: Rooks Over Bishops

If you trade pieces, you exchange pieces, with the word "exchange" being written in lower case. But if you gain a rook for a bishop (or for a knight), you win the Exchange, with a capital "E," as the great Burt Hochberg used to say to me upon editing my pieces, that is, the written kind of pieces. Now in the old days, at least at the Marshall Chess Club, to avoid upper and lower case confusion, ch
 
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Past Pieces
Olimpiu G. Urcan

James Walker Osborne

Not every Manhattan Chess Club member at the end of the nineteenth century was an excellent chess player. While the masters are remembered, as well they should be, for their extraordinary play, clubs didn’t survive on the ingenious cogitations of a few gifted and often honorary members. The driving forces of a chess club, especially a gentleman’s chess club, were the members who served as offi