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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“Calculation of options”
During tournament and match games, a chess player only in rare, exceptional cases performs a combination, more often he analyzes the positions and evaluates them, after which he draws up…

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Indian Chess - History, Rules of the Game
Indian chess is also known as shatrange. This logical game is a descendant of the ancient Indian chaturanga, known since the 7th century BC, as well as the forerunner of…

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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 history of chess occurred in 1937. Then, at the Ukrainian SSR Championship, Yefim Korchmar locked his partner, Yevsey Polyak, in the restroom. As a result, Korchmar got a victory point, and he became one of the winners of the championship.

Another common trick is being late for the game. It was practiced by almost all well-known grandmasters Continue reading

Blitz in chess
A game of chess requires a fairly quick pondering of moves. But the introduction of a blitz game in a London club at the end of the 19th century became…

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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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Little-known facts about the 8-time winner of the World Chess Olympiads
In the days of the USSR, his name was well known to every student, and recently, almost nothing is known about him - after he moved from Russia to America.…

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My ideal self
Indian parable. Four blind people walked around the city. “Stand back,” they shouted to them, “they are leading the elephant!” - What is an elephant? The driver stopped the elephant…

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