Errare humanum est
Close the door to all the mistakes, and the truth cannot enter R. Tagore Every person has a tendency to make mistakes, but persistence in error is peculiar only to…

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Did Lenin play chess with Hitler: Scandalous etching of a little-known artist
This drawing, which dates back to 1909, caused 100 years after its creation a real scandal. Could young Hitler have met Lenin, and did such a chess game really happen?…

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Chess history
The history of the emergence of chess is a rather complicated issue, which still remains a mystery to scientists. This topic is open to thought and research. Let's try to…

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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.

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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

“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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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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Queen in chess
The queen in chess is the most dangerous piece, whose strength is equal to nine pawns. Modern theory attributes it to "heavy pieces" (the second of which is the boat).…

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How to get rid of yawns and chess views
To begin with, we’ll understand how yawns differ from views. In his book Secrets of Practical Chess, John Nunn wrote the following: “Views and yawns are two varieties of the…

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