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9 Amazing Portraits That Changed Art

Anyone can snap a selfie. These passionate artists created portraits that changed art forever.<p><b>1. “Portrait of Wally” by Egon Schiele</b><p>The painting of …

How Life Began: New Clues From New Worlds

The odds that the universe is bursting with life seem to be getting better all the time. Astronomers recently announced that there could be an …

Shakespeare defined our concept of nothingness

“If it be nothing I shall not need spectacles”<p>Few things, to judge by his works, so fascinated William Shakespeare as the presence of absence: the lacuna where there ought to be abundance — of will, or judgment, or understanding. It looms large in the lives of many of his characters, so powerful in …

Tips on how to shoot fireworks

<b>Article by Harika M. Chanana</b><p>Fireworks Displays are something that evoke a lot of emotion in people as they are not only beautiful and spectacular to …

Chess classic: Perfect score

This is a tough one. Black is up against it, down on material and White’s pieces look active. What is Black’s best defence?

Chess Study: Another mate in 2

Chess Video: Endgame Study

Chess Video: Endgame Study 2

Have a go at this endgame – it’s not as simple as it may first appear!<p>Position (FEN): 6K1/k7/8/8/3p4/8/2P1P3/8 w – – 0 0

Chess Quote: Kramnik on the classics

Philidor’s games should be gone through, not to mention Anderssen and Morphy, whose games should be studied without fail. This knowledge will be a …

Chess Tactic: When a Tiger attacks

Here Tigran Petrosian, as White, has a space advantage – how can he build up his attack?<p>(The complete game – and answer – is below, so don’t scroll …

Chess Interview with Fischer, Korchnoi & Larsen (1967)

(This is an excerpt from Bjelica’s “Grandmasters in Profile”)<p>The three of them, Larsen, Fischer and Korchnoi, were the central personalities of the …

Chess Study: Mate in 3

Here are a couple of study positions by Pal Benko, brought to our attention by Brian Gosling, author of “John Brown: The Forgotten Chess Composer?” …

Chess Endgame: Magic on the Chessboard

Chess Brilliancy: Edward Lasker – Thomas, 1912

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A Bust to the King’s Gambit – Bobby Fischer

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Chess Tactic: Some are more equal than others

Garry Kasparov (white) to play and win!<p>Like tactical puzzles? Train with “365 Killer Checkmates” ! http://smarturl.it/365KCM

Chess Book: 365 Killer Checkmates

Welcome to 365 Killer Checkmates – a training ground for your skill in finishing off your opponent. Each one of the positions given is taken from a …

Chess Game: Shirov demonstrates the art of attack

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Chess Game: Tal’s brilliant tactics

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Chess Endgame Study: Relative Values

A superb study, I do not know who the composer is however, please let me know if you do!<p>White to move and win.

Chess Game: Tal v Unzicker

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Mike Surtees and his Revolutionary Opening Theory

Mike Surtees is a strong amateur chess player (2200 level) who plays close to Manchester in England. Over the last 10-20 years he has been developing …

Chess Endgame Study: We’ll call it a draw

Chess Quote: Smyslov’s Magic Key

Chess Tactic: Let’s Play On

The position looks fairly even yet when Black offers the draw, White refuses! Can you see why? White to play and win

Jonathan Rowson on the Bishop Pair

“What happens when you capture the opponent’s<br>bishop is not only that you remove one<br>piece of value, but that you ‘weaken’ the other<br>bishop too. Whereas …

Chess Tactic: A Danish/Scottish Finish