Chess and Chess Legends
Chess is a highly intellectual game with almost two thousand years of history, the relevance of which has not only not faded over the years, but, on the contrary, is…

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Chess and Chess Legends
Chess is a highly intellectual game with almost two thousand years of history, the relevance of which has not only not faded over the years, but, on the contrary, is…

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Forbidden moves: how to win chess without touching the pieces
Many grandmasters used psychological techniques that can hardly be considered correct. Worthy debut You can secure your victory without even touching the pieces. One of the scandalous cases in the…

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hidden behind

They are tired

In 1946, freshman at the Law School of the University of Amsterdam, Hein Donner went to Groningen at the Staunton Memorial. Student Donner was rarely seen in university auditoriums: captivated by chess, he sat in the chess cafes of Amsterdam from morning till night. And even played in January in Wijk aan Zee in this tournament – the third group C, gaining fifty percent of the points.

Donner knew that not only western, but also the strongest Soviet grandmasters arrived in Groningen, demonstrating, as everyone said, new, ultra-modern chess. And the most powerful of them is Mikhail Botvinnik.

“I don’t remember how I got to the hall where the tournament was played,” Donner recalled thirty years later, “only a huge space remained in the memory, in the center of which they were sitting. THEY ARE! Continue reading

The five loudest chess scandals
Alexander Alekhine: boycott, strange death and a trace of foreign intelligence services If we leave out the scandals of the beginning of the 20th century and the figure of Prince…

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How many games are played in chess
The time to think about the next move is limited and is fixed by a chess clock. But despite this, each game can last an unlimited amount of time and…

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Lonely genius
If a person has advanced in any field and has surpassed fate, then we should expect that she will prevail in something else. Great people are almost always cruelly suffering…

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Weak Field and Pawn Sauce
Everyone who strives to achieve heights in martial art must have minimal knowledge, which will be his invisible weapon in battle. We are immersed in the world of struggle, which…

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