Capablanca-Jankowski /St. Petersburg 1914

   Capablanca-Jankowski /St. Petersburg 1914 221-222 pg.  Chess Fundamentals [1921]      {Primer of Chess} Move 14. RxB  Capablanca-Jankowski Event “St Petersburg”[Site “St Petersburg  RUS”][Date “1914.05.03”][EventDate “1914.04.21”][Round “9”][Result “1-0”][White “Jose Raul Capablanca”][Black “David Janowski”][ECO “C68”][PlyCount “61”] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.Nc3 Bc5 6.d3 Bg47.Be3 Bxe3 8.fxe3 Qe7 9.O-O… Continue reading

Queen’s Indian Defense

 by National Life Master Loal Davis The Queen’s Indian Defense has often been thought of as a “poor cousin” of the Nimzo-Indian Defense.  Black doesn’t always get to pin that Knight on c3 and if Black isn’t going to fall back into a regular Queen’s Gambit, then the Queen’s Indian… Continue reading

Mikhail Botvinik’s “BEST” Chess Game

   Botvinik (on the right) versus Capablanca A.V.R.O. 1938   Botvinik (White) To Play: Click on the Diagram to step through the game.   “In the latter part of [his second game against Botvinnik] Capa suddenly got up and quickly went out. I noticed that when he returned his face… Continue reading

Chess Fever

Chess Fever-1925-V. Pudovkin- CHESS FEVER “Chess Fever” (Russian: Шахматная горячка, Shakhmatnaya goryachka) is a 1925 Soviet silent comedy film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Nikolai Shpikovsky. Chess Fever is a comedy about the Moscow 1925 chess tournament, made by Pudovkin during the pause in the filming of Mechanics of the… Continue reading

Fischer’s Top Ten

Bobby Fischer  Bobby Fischer’s Top Ten Players of All Time. His insights into these players is remarkable and he may well hit the nail on the head in the evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses.   Paul Morphy Howard Staunton Wilhelm Steinitz Siegbert Tarrasch Mikhail Tchigorin Alexander Alekhine Jose Capablanca… Continue reading