A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

The attacking infantry advances steadily, their elephants already having broken the defensive line. The king tries to retreat, but enemy cavalry flanks him from the rear. Escape is impossible. But this isn’t a real war– nor is it just a game. Over the roughly one-and-a-half millennia of its existence, chess has been known as a […]

Neumann-Anderssen 1864 (1-0): Chess history

BLACK HAS RESIGNED … BUT LET’S SEE HOW IT MIGHT HAVE GONE … IF THEY HAD CONTINUED THE GAME AT LEAST ONE OF THESE PAWNS WILL PROMOTE VOILA! BLACK WINS PREMATURE RESIGNATION

Aronian caught Nakamura on the chess rule “touch – move!” Great Chess Blunder!

The position on the screen arose in the game Aronian – Nakamura on the candidates tournament in Moscow in 2016. White has an extra pawn, but black shouldn’t let to move the white King on the sixth rank. Nakamura was tired. And after the move Ra2 and Rd7 he touch the black King. Guess what […]

Adolf Anderssen didn’t take the queen sacrifice and lost the game!

This game Adolf Andersen and famous German chess player Max Lange played in 1859 The Ruy Lopez opening on the board and black move Nd4 This move is not contradicts to opening principles as the exchanges followed next and lower advantage of White N:d4 e:d and Bc4 Nf6 a good move, It puts a positional […]