Category Archives: Chess Files

31 Oct
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Question of the Month: Have You Changed Openings in the Past?  If Yes, Why?

The first book I studied seriously featured a number of Nimzo-Indians and French defenses.  That’s what I played in my earliest tournament games.  I noticed that the King’s Indian and Sicilian were far more popular choices, and it dawned on ...

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Ivanov3
25 Aug
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Question of the Month: Is There Such A Thing As A Chess Player’s High?

Video/Frames Courtesy of: Macauley Peterson We’ve all heard of the “runner’s high”, which occurs when endorphins are activated by strenuous exercise. Does something similar happen to chess players? My friends and I have all reported feeling the “itch” to play.  ...

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Robert Byrne (Left) vs Bobby Fischer (Right)
04 Jul
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Question of the Month: Where Do You Place Fischer On The List of Greatest Players Ever?

Bobby Fischer is back in the news, partly due to the September opening of the World Chess Hall of Fall in St. Louis, but mostly because of the new documentary “Bobby Fischer Against the World.” This has rekindled some debate ...

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Question of the Month April 2011, Chess Graphic
19 Apr
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Question of the Month: Which Sacrificial Theme Has Appeared in the Most Chess Games?

by Jim Eade, President of the U.S. Chess Trust The following position occurred after the 14th move of the game Lasker-Bauer, Amsterdam, 1899. Bauer almost certainly expected 15. Qxh5, when 15…f5 makes Black’s position quite solid. We encourage you to ...

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Knights Templar Playing Chess 1283
24 Feb
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Question of the Month: If You Had the Power to Change One Thing in Chess, What Would You Do?

Changes in Chess – A little history…(1000-1850) “The earliest evidence of a game like chess was found in the Sassanid Persia around 600, where the game came to be known as chatrang. Chatrang was taken up by the Muslim world ...

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05 Oct
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Question of the Month: Magnus Carlsen

According to FIDE, Magnus Carlsen is the highest rated player in the world with a rating of 2826. Does That Make Him the Best Chess Player? What do you think? Post your response on our website! You can also e-mail ...

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21 Dec
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Question of the Month by Jim Eade

Do You Consider the Game of Chess To Be More of A Science or An Art? Audience participation is encouraged and responses will be posted on our website and in our next newsletter! 2 Ways to Post Your Comments: Post ...

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22 Sep
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Question of the Month: How Should We Settle Ties in our National Championship?

Question of the Month: How Should We Settle Ties in Our National Championship? By Jim Eade Here is an open letter outlining one player’s dissatisfaction with the current system. The following letter was written by Irina Krush, it is in ...

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03 Aug
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What Is the Most Important Issue Facing Chess Today? (Comments & Responses)

Question of the Month is a New Feature Brought To You by Jim Eade This month’s question is – WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN CHESS TODAY ? This is a question many of us have often asked…FM Alex ...

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01 Aug
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Question of the Month: What Is the Most Important Issue In Chess Today ?

Question of the Month is a New Feature Brought To You by Jim Eade This month’s question is – WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN CHESS TODAY ? This is a question many of us have often asked… Audience ...

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