Knights

The third in this series that took over from the longtime Golden Knights events highlights the evolution of correspondence play. THE 2006 ELECTRONIC KNIGHTS, the third in the series so far, reflects some of the changes that have swept over the world of correspondence chess. The games are finishing faster than ever before, some of them actually finishing the day they were assigned. Remember, this is correspondence chess which historically and traditionally means using much more time than OTB...

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The resulting position is positionally complex. White has a strong bishop, an extra pawn, and a safe king. Black has a solid center, an ambitious knight (b3 and d3) and queenside pressure. Materialists will favor White activists may prefer Black. 19. 0-0 Nc5 20. Rab1 Rb8 21. Bf3 Qb6 22. Kh1 Kh8 23. Qd2 Rf7 On f6 the rook was basically passive. It is headed toward the queenside. A draw with Menke would be the ticket Buss would need to go to the finals. Alas Chess is not an easy game. With 24....

By Jon Edwards

THANKS TO AN UNEARTHED RUSSIAN POSTCARD, we have some new insight into a fascinating moment in chess history. To set the stage From October 1890 to April, 1891, Wilhelm Steinitz and Mikhail Chigorin fought an exciting, well-publicized two-game telegraph match. Said Steinitz after the match in his International Chess Magazine, Never before in the history of our pastime has a chess contest created such widespread and literally universal interest. Just a year before in Havana, Steinitz had...

Joel J Sneed

Pawn structure for White, e.g., with pawns on h5, g4, and f4, which is White's dream. But then Botvinnik found 4. h5 in the middle of the match. Theory considers this to be the best line. Dr. Sneed We are taught not to move too many pawns in the opening. I know there is quite a bit of opening theory here but can you explain why you can play like this GM Gulko All chess rules are relative. Enforcing one rule violates another. This is a closed position that cannot open quickly. Here it is more...

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Now you can donate online through a secure website at Donate and then on the Make a Donation The sacrifice Bxh7+ (or Bxh2+for Black) is a common one, and thus exceedingly important master it The game below initially attracted my special attention for two reasons first, the author lost second, his opponent was Al Lawrence, co-author of my Comprehensive Chess Course From Beginner to Master series. My attention was well rewarded Writes the winner of this month's Best Game & Annotation award,...

Moo

Our April cover image of a cow with pawn udders standing on a chessboard field generated more comment than any cover we've done in recent years. Here's a sampling Test, Evaluate, and Improve Your Chess A Knowledge-Based Approach. 2nd Edition, USCF Publications 312 pages. By Danny Kopec and Hal Tenie Seven tests at all levels with complete explanations covering all parts of lie game. Excel ent for Individual. Small-Group, and Class Study. S12 from www.kopecchess com plus 3 amp H International...