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The German Jagdpanzer 38(t) otherwise known as the Hetzer. Picture from The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II: A Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, Including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships, and Submarines by Chris Bishop, pg. 47.      In World War II, one particular class of weapon was widely used by both the … Continue reading Tank Destroyer Vehicles

Orthodox QGD: The “Stahlberg Position”

Gideon Stahlberg was a Swedish international grandmaster who played from 1928 to 1967. He was in the top ten players in the world from late 1941 through 1954 with the exception of some months in 1946/47. According to chessmetrics, Stahlberg achieved a performance rating of 2817 in Buenos Aires in late 1947; he peaked at … Continue reading Orthodox QGD: The “Stahlberg Position”

7 Great, “Obscure” Chess Sacrifices

I thought it would be an interesting project to find some spectacular sacrifices that I had never seen before, so I set some rules and started looking. So, what rules was I playing by? First, the game can’t be from one of the “name brand” attackers. That means no Morphy, Alekhine, Tal, Geller, Keres, Bronstein, … Continue reading 7 Great, “Obscure” Chess Sacrifices