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Michael Goeller
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Writing Program administrator and chess player.
Writing Program administrator and chess player.

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The Complete Alrick H. Man Vienna Gambit Theme Tournament
I have posted analysis of Carlos Torre's two games from the Alrick H. Man Vienna Gambit Theme Tournament with Spielmann's favorite line 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.Qf3!?  Analysis suggests that it is an interesting alternative to the standard 5....

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The Critical Line of the Vienna Gambit
I have annotated the game Torre - Marshall, Alrick H. Man Vienna Gambit Theme 1925  ( Java / PGN ).  It is fitting that this most important game from the Marshall Chess Club's theme tournament featured the most critical line of the Vienna Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2....

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68th Annual NJ Open to Feature GMs
The Morristown Hyatt The 68th Annual New Jersey Open  chess championship will be played Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 1, at the luxurious  Morristown Hyatt .  This "heritage" event gets better every year, first with its move to historic Morristown ...

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Garry Kasparov Featured in NY Times Magazine
Garry Kasparov featured in The New York Times Magazine In " Garry Kasparov, the Man Who Would Be King " (August 6, 2014), Steven Lee Myers does a great job of laying out the complex political landscape faced by the former world champion as he seeks the pres...

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Garry Kasparov Featured in NY Times Magazine
Garry Kasparov featured in The New York Times Magazine In " Garry Kasparov, the Man Who Would Be King " (August 6, 2014), Steven Lee Myers does a great job of laying out the complex political landscape faced by the former world champion as he seeks the pres...

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Server Problem for Kenilworth CC Website
The service that hosts the Kenilworth Chess Club website has sent us a worrisome message that it "is conducting emergency maintenance on your shared webserver" due to "a hardware failure on the shared server running your website."  They go on to say that "S...

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On Vacation
I am taking the week off from blogging.  I will return next week.

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On Vacation
I am taking the week off from blogging.  I will return next week.

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Torre and Marshall Victories over the Vienna Gambit
I have annotated G. Gustafson's games against Carlos Torre and Frank Marshall  ( PGN ) from the Alrick H. Man Vienna Gambit Theme Tournament of 1924-1925.  The games demonstrate that Arthur Kaufmann's concept of playing Qe2 against most of Black's defenses ...

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Makagonov King's Indian with h3
The Classical King's Indian with h3    has gained a wide following, mostly because of its flexibility.  It is commonly called the Makagonov System (E71) when White plays 5.h3 and the Krasenkow System when White plays 5.Nf3 followed by 6.h3 (though that was ...
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