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Flank Opening
A flank opening is a chess opening played by White and typified by play on one or both flanks (the portion of the chess board outside the central d and e files). White plays in hypermodern style, attacking the center from the flanks with pieces rather than occupying it with pawns
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Saragossa Opening
The Saragossa Opening is a chess opening defined by the opening move:1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings.Contents1 History 2 Basics 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksThis article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves.History[edit] This opening became popular in the Saragossa chess club (Zaragoza, Spain) in 1919. The next year club member José Juncosa analyzed the opening in Revista del Club Argentino.[1] In 1922 a theme tournament requiring the players to open with 1.c3 was arranged in Mannheim with three participants, Siegbert Tarrasch, Paul Leonhardt and Jacques Mieses, which Tarrasch won. Basics[edit] The opening of 1.c3 seems at first to be an unambitious move. It opens a diagonal for the queen, but it makes only a timid claim to the center
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The Oxford Companion To Chess
The Oxford Companion to Chess
Chess
is a reference book on the game of chess, written by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld.[1] The book is written in an encyclopedia format. The book belongs to the Oxford Companions series. Details[edit] The first edition of the book was published in 1984 by Oxford University Press
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Desprez Opening
The Desprez Opening is a chess opening characterized by the opening move:1. h4The opening is named after the French player Marcel Desprez. Like a number of other rare openings, 1.h4 has some alternate names such as Kadas Opening (after Gabor Kadas, a Hungarian player), Anti-Borg Opening, Samurai Opening, and Reagan's Attack (according to Eric Schiller's Unorthodox Chess Openings, the latter is a political gibe against Ronald Reagan, since 1. h4 is "thoroughly unmotivated and creates weaknesses with only vague promises of future potential"). As the Desprez Opening is very rare, it is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings.Contents1 Assessment 2 See also 3 ReferencesThis article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves.Assessment[edit] Like 1.a4, the Ware Opening, 1.h4 is an irrelevant pawn move which does nothing in the fight over central space, and does very little for development
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Clemenz Opening
The Clemenz Opening is a chess opening beginning with the move:1. h3This opening is named after Hermann Clemenz (1846–1908), an Estonian player. It is considered an irregular opening, and is classified under the code A00 (miscellaneous first moves by White) in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings.Contents1 Discussion 2 See also 3 ReferencesThis article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves.Discussion[edit] Like Anderssen's Opening, 1.a3, 1.h3 is a time-wasting move, as it makes no claim on the central squares, nor does it aid development. It also leads to a slight weakening of White's kingside, albeit not as severely as Grob's Attack (1.g4) or Barnes Opening (1.f3). Since there is no need for White to make such a time-wasting first move, it is among the rarest of the 20 possible first moves
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Curaçao
Curaçao
Curaçao
(/ˈkʊrəsaʊ/ KUR-ə-sow or /ˈkjʊərəsaʊ/ KEWR-ə-sow; Dutch: Curaçao, pronounced [kyːraːˈsʌu̯, kuːraːˈsʌu̯];[6] Papiamento: Kòrsou, pronounced [ˈkorsou]) is a Lesser Antilles island in the southern Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea and the Dutch Caribbean
Caribbean
region, about 65 km (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast. It is a constituent country (Dutch: land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The country was formerly part of the Curaçao and Dependencies
Curaçao and Dependencies
colony (1815–1954) and is now formally called the Country
Country
of Curaçao (Dutch: Land Curaçao;[7] Papiamento: Pais Kòrsou);[8] it includes the main island of Curaçao
Curaçao
and the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao
Curaçao
("Little Curaçao")
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Kenneth Whyld
Kenneth Whyld (6 March 1926 – 11 July 2003) was a British chess author and researcher, best known as the co-author (with David Hooper) of The Oxford Companion to Chess, a single-volume chess reference work in English. Whyld was a strong amateur chess player, taking part in the British Chess
Chess
Championship in 1956 and winning the county championship of Nottinghamshire. He subsequently made his living in information technology while writing books on chess and researching its history. As well as The Oxford Companion to Chess, Whyld was the author of other reference works such as Chess: The Records (1986), an adjunct to the Guinness Book of Records
Guinness Book of Records
and the comprehensive The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker
Emanuel Lasker
(1998)
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Sokolsky Opening
The Sokolsky Opening
Sokolsky Opening
(also known as the Orangutan
Orangutan
or Polish) is an uncommon chess opening that begins with the move:1
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Ware Opening
The Ware Opening, also known as Meadow Hay Opening, is an uncommon chess opening for White beginning with the move:1. a4It is named after Preston Ware, a U.S. chess player who often played uncommon openings. The Ware is considered an irregular opening; it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings.Contents1 Opening idea 2 Variations 3 See also 4 ReferencesThis article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves.Opening idea[edit] The Ware Opening attacks the b5-square and prepares to bring the a1-rook into the game. The b5-square is non-essential and if Black plays 1...e5, the f8-bishop prevents the development of the white rook for the moment. The reply 1...e5 also gains space for Black in the center, a typical objective of most openings but one completely ignored by the Ware Opening
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Mikhail Tal
Mikhail
Mikhail
Tal (Latvian: Mihails Tāls; Russian: Михаил Нехемьевич Таль, Mikhail
Mikhail
Nekhem'evich Tal, pronounced [mʲɪxɐˈiɫ nʲɪˈxʲemʲɪvʲɪtɕ ˈtaɫ]; sometimes transliterated Mihails Tals or Mihail Tal; 9 November 1936 – 28 June 1992)[1] was a Soviet
Soviet
Latvian chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion
World Chess Champion
(from 1960 to 1961). Widely regarded as a creative genius and one of the best attacking players of all time, Tal played in a daring, combinatorial style.[2][3] His play was known above all for improvisation and unpredictability. Every game, he once said, was as inimitable and invaluable as a poem.[4] He was often called "Misha", a diminutive for Mikhail, and "The magician from Riga"
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Nick De Firmian
Nicholas Ernest de Firmian (born July 26, 1957 in Fresno, California), is a chess grandmaster and three-time U.S. chess champion, winning in 1987 (with Joel Benjamin), 1995, and 1998. He also tied for first in 2002, but Larry Christiansen
Larry Christiansen
won the playoff. He is also a chess writer, most famous for his work in writing the 13th, 14th, and 15th editions of the important chess opening treatise Modern Chess Openings. He has represented the United States at several Interzonals and played on the United States Olympiad teams of 1980, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1998, and 2000.[1] De Firmian earned the International Master title in 1979 and the GM title in 1985. He currently resides in California. He won the 1983 Canadian Open Chess
Chess
Championship. In 1986, he won the World Open and the first prize of $21,000, at that time a record for a Swiss system tournament
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Pal Benko
Pal Benko
Pal Benko
(Hungarian: Benkő Pál; born July 14, 1928) is a Hungarian–American chess grandmaster, author, and composer of endgame studies and chess problems.Contents1 Early life 2 World title candidate 3 Other achievements 4 Legacy and writings 5 Books 6 Notable games 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Benko was born in Amiens, France, but was raised in Hungary. At the age of 12, Benko’s world was devastated by World War II. Life in Hungary
Hungary
during the war became filled with hardships and traumas. He dug ditches for the Hungarian army, was then captured by the Russian army, which forced him to be a laborer. He eventually escaped to his home, to find that his brother and father had been sent to Russia as slaves. During a chess tournament in East Berlin, Benko tried to defect to the American embassy in West Berlin, but was captured, and sent to a concentration camp for a year and a half
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Richard Palliser
Richard David Palliser (born 18 September 1981) is an English chess player and chess writer who holds the title International Master. Palliser was joint British Rapidplay Chess
Chess
Champion in 2006. He writes regularly for Everyman Chess
Chess
who also employ him as an editor and advisor. His handle on the Internet Chess
Chess
Club is "worcester".[1] References[edit]^ "worcester". Internet Chess
Chess
Club. Retrieved 3 March 2011. Bibliography[edit]Palliser, Richard (2005). Tango! A Dynamic Answer to 1 d4. Everyman Chess. ISBN 1-85744-388-8.  Palliser, Richard (2006). Beating Unusual Chess
Chess
Openings. Everyman Chess. ISBN 1-85744-429-9.  Palliser, Richard (2006). Starting Out: Closed Sicilian. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1-85744-414-8.  Palliser, Richard (2007). Starting Out: Scilian Najdorf. Everyman Chess
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Everyman Chess
Everyman Chess
Chess
is a major publisher of books and CDs about chess. The company was formerly called Cadogan Chess. "Everyman" is a registered trademark of Random House and the company headquarters is in London. Former World Chess
Chess
Champion Garry Kasparov
Garry Kasparov
is their chief advisor and John Emms is the general editor, assisted by Richard Palliser. The company is now known as "Gloucester Publishers". In addition to individual books, the company publishes some series of books
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