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Mir Sultan Khan - Wikipedia


This article is about the Indian chess player. For other uses, see Sultan Khan (disambiguation). Malik Mir Sultan Khan (1905 – 25 April 1966) was the strongest chess master of his time from Asia. A servant from British India, he travelled with Colonel Nawab Sir Umar Hayat Khan (Sir Umar), his master, to Britain, where he took the chess world by s...
Il gioco degli dèi, Paolo Maurensig. Giulio Einaudi Editore - Supercoralli


Il gioco degli dèi. «Non ero io a inventare o a progettare, mi limitavo ad aspettare che il genio preposto al gioco mi desse il suggerimento giusto. Essere supportati dagli dèi non è poi quella gran cosa che tutti credono».
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When Sultan Khan first travelled to Europe his English was so rudimentary that he needed an interpreter. Unable to read or write, he never studied any books on the game, and he was put into the hands of trainers who were also his rivals in play. He never mastered openings which, by nature empirical, cannot be learned by the application of common sense alone. Under these adverse circumstances, and having known international chess for a mere seven years, only half of which was spent in Europe, Sultan Khan nevertheless had few peers in the middlegame, was among the world's best two or three endgame players, and one of the world's best ten players. This achievement brought admiration from Capablanca who called him a genius, an accolade he rarely bestowed.

Titled Arena Returns

The Titled Arena saga continues May 4th, this time with 100% less 960.

A long time ago, on a chess server far far away...

After two very successful 960 events, it is finally time to play some proper chess. Position 518, where the starting piece positions actually make sense. The latest editions have been won convincingly by the Doctor. Will he be victorious yet again, or is time for a new king to rise and take the throne? Winter is coming.
Qué preciosa la escena :-).

Lichess v2 is coming

Here's what is about to change.

9 years ago, when I started Lichess, I was not a web designer.

I had no clue how to use colours, and so Lichess is grey. I couldn't draw images, so Lichess is just text and plain boxes. I didn't know how to make a pretty website, so Lichess is minimalistic and functional.

Hanging Pawns - Invidious


Login to subscribe to Hanging Pawns Mad After a Mad Caro-Kann | Road to GM, Game 54 Scandinavian Defense | Ideas, Principles and Common Variations Attacking the Uncastled King | Chess Middlegames Exchange Variation of the Alekhine Defense How to Improve at Tactics | Chess Middlegames Suspicious Opening, Complex Middlegame, Baaad Endgame… Balogh V...
I like it, thank you ! This is a very good refresher
But, where is the time to take a look at it all.  :-)
I really don't know... When we are young we really don't understand our underestimate the free time we have in our hands. When we grow up we realize it and mourn its loss

Paging All Content Creators

Introducing Lichess Curator. Brilliant studies by brilliant people.

Hear me, and rejoice! Are you tired of spending hours upon hours on an educational study that no one will see? Do you want to share your analysis with the good citizens of lichess? Do you want to show off your coaching skills? Say no more.

Introducing Lichess Curator.

The Pawn Bug Finally Fixed

We finally did it!

After an overwhelming amount of feedback we have finally been able to fix the pawn bug that has been plaguing both online and over the board chess for hundreds of years. Until now the bug has been shamelessly exploited in about 3% of all games played on Lichess.

The lead developers have been working night and day trying to find a solution. Only recently they discovered a new type of technology that allowed us to motion track realistic pawn movements.

Masters - One and All

Chess960 Titled Arena Mar '19 Recap

The most recent edition of the Chess960 Titled Arena showed that the title you have isn't all-defining, with some great showings by non-GM masters! Here's a fun tactic from the warm-up event to whet the appetite (white to play, see if you can spot it - and a bonus challenge, would you play it after only 8 seconds?)

Lichess Meetup Announcements

Double Trouble - London and Montréal

Lichess is organising two community meetups! The first will be in London on Saturday 6th April from 18:00 to 22:30 UTC at The Hillgate pub and feature a blitz tournament; and the second will be in Montréal at the end of June (~28th or 29th with the exact details to be confirmed)!
Opinion | This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile


Overcoming life’s basic truth: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.

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8-year-old Homeless Refugee Tani Wins New York State Championship


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Chess960 Titled Arena Returns

Chess960 Returns!

Given how well received the previous Chess960 Titled Arena was, we're bringing it back for round 2. As with last time, the control will be 2 minutes + 1 second increment to give everyone a chance to get used to the unfamiliar positions. The tournament duration will also be 3 hours, and thanks to the donation of last month's first place prize we have a bumped prize pool of $1500!

This event will also be preceded by a Chess960 Warm-up Arena, open to all players with a minimum of 10 rated Chess960 games.
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Knight's tour
Knight's tour animation (SVG file)

!The passed pawn Inn
 Chess  Art
This is about how to touch only one time in a single tour with your knight every field of the chessboard
Max Euwe And Capablanca(The Chess Machine) !RARE FOOTAGE!


Can you imagine getting advice from "The Chess Machine"himself!?The Great Capablanca whose Mother Tongue is Chess Radio Reporter Han Hollander speaks with José Raúl Capablanca and Max Euwe about the
oh so you missed "chess fever"!
Not good, not good! :D
See Capablanca, Marshall and others!

Chess Fever (1925) - English subs


Looking around YouTube, I don't see a version with English subs, so I've uploaded this.  "A tale of love, obsession ... and chess!"  Chess Fever (original title: Шахматная горячка or Shakhmatnaya go

Chess Fever - Wikipedia


Chess Fever (Russian: Шахматная горячка, translit. 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 Brain.[1] The film combines acted p...
Wunderbar ! Delizioso ! Great !

The greatest threat to a marriage is chess
.. And what about Alekine? :)
Alekhine VS Euwe , World Chess Championship(1935) RARE FOOTAGE!!


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Dama? Quem precisa dela? Ivanchuk x Jobava (2010)


Dama? Quem precisa dela? Ivanchuk x Jobava (2010)  Matéria sobre Vassily Ivanchuk no Blog do Rafael Leitão:  PGN da partida: [Event "Chess Olympiad"] [Site "

The whole playlist here

!Hubzilla Chess !The passed pawn Inn
Dama (we say dama too chess type board game) gamr is not same as chess, as I remember unlike every piece moves same way.. I played a lot when was a child.
wow didn't know this game, thanks for showing it! :)
Karpov the boa constrictor  :-)

Shaking Things Up in the Chess960 Titled Arena

960 times the positions, 960 times the fun

Over a year since the inaugural Titled Arena, we decided to mix things up with our first ever Titled Arena in Chess960. Chess960 is a chess variant where the back rank pieces for both sides can start in any of 960 different combinations - throwing opening theory out of the window and leading to some extremely sharp (and sometimes peculiar) positions right from the off! A total of 4 of the 2649 games played started from the standard position, but the majority of course were unknown territory. As such, it was only fair to increase the time control to the sedentary pace of 2+1 - but this didn't deter some competitors who proceeded with berserk rates of over 70%. An interesting effect of the time control was that we saw far more berserking than 1+0, despite the loss of increment making it theoretically an even more berserk decision! We don't yet have the statistics in on if the number of computer mice broken in a rage was reduced as a result, but we hope so.

The event started with many players balanced out of the gate - taking longer to string the wins together. Mystery GM Watneg took an early lead, stringing an impressive 8 wins together. Meanwhile, Magnus managed to cling on for a win on time while down a full rook, but then failed (just) to do the impossible again after getting his Queen trapped 4 moves in against IM MeneerMandje - losing 113 rating points in the process. GM Watneg and IM opperwezen continued to trade places in 1st and 2nd over the next half hour, with the latter taking the victory in their first meeting.
I know, I know, there was some more attractive match of Duchamp in art history (if you remember the photo)

Marcel Duchamp was really a very good chess player
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@h.ear.t | tobias
Remarkable performance.. particular.
Not really my genre, but particular.

Yes, for me, too, there is an evident allusion to Duchamp.

OT: Impressive the sound system

Interesting how creativity works...

Bonus Titled Arena: Chess960!

The Lichess Titled Arena meets Chess960!

Due to the recent gain in popularity of the Chess960 (or Fischer Random) variant, we're hosting a bonus Titled Arena: Chess960 Edition! The Titled Arenas has become among the world's strongest Bullet tournaments, and we're proud to now also offer a high quality Chess960 tournament to our players (actually, we announced it in a series of mysterious tweets a couple of weeks ago).

Many of you have also requested a longer time control during these titled events, so we're trying 2 minutes + 1 second increment this time. Moreover, to ensure that each player will get enough games with this longer time control, we're increasing the tournament duration from the usual 2 hours to 3!