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Three Theoretical Novelties: Let’s See How They Run

by • January 7, 2014 • Featured, GamesComments (145)9390

By Daniel Quigley Theoretical Novelty (TN): A move, usually played in the opening, thought not to have been played before. This normally refers to the effort of serious titled players engaged in prepared and  conscious planning, or the luck of an inspired amateur, not the uniquely thoughtless move of the patzer. Although not all TNs will [&hellip...

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Building an Opening Repertoire

January 5, 2014 • Featured, Top Board5600

By John Lattier My father taught me how to play in the 1980s. We’d set up the wooden chess set on the kitchen table. He’d play 1. e4, and I would respond with 1…e5, and then he’d launch his entire army at my weak f7 square. I had no idea what to do. I...

Report: It’s Damir Again at 2013 State Championship

July 1, 2012 • Featured, News, Tournament Results896

Setting a new attendance record, 130 played in this year’s state championship tournament. Only the new unrated section was underrepresented. The GCA paid out over $10,000 in prize money—one of the richest prize funds in a while. (The GCA is appreciative...