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    • Endgame Percentages

      Dr. Karsten Müeller (born 23.11.70 in Hamburg, West Germany) is a German GM and author. He earned the GM title in 1998 and a PhD in mathematics in 2002 at the University of Hamburg. He had placed third in the 1996 German championship and sec... | Read More

      • NimzoRoy
      • | Jul 23, 2013
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    • K+R+P vs K+R

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      • NimzoRoy
      • | Jul 12, 2013
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    • Kosteniuk by a Knockout in 25!

      BTW the KO was in 25 moves, not rds vs fellow GM Edouard Romain in a rapid transit game played at the Geneva Masters Tnmt on 28.06.13. Alexandra Kosteniuk (born 23.04.84  in Perm, Russia) was the 12th women's world chess champion.  She started t... | Read More

      • NimzoRoy
      • | Jun 30, 2013
      • | 1857 views
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    • Petrosian Pummels Fischer!

      Before the two future World Champions squared off in this game "Tiger" Tigran Petrosian was +2 -1 =3 vs the "Bobby" Fischer, and after the game was +3 -1 =3 thanks to Bobby's use of an "irresponsible" line as White vs the French Defense MacCutcheo... | Read More

      • NimzoRoy
      • | Jun 11, 2013
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    • Fischer defeats Najdorf playing the Najdorf

      Miguel Najdorf born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki near Warsaw, Poland, April 15, 1910 – died in Málaga, Spain, July 4, 1997) was a Polish-born Argentine chess grandmaster, famous for his Najdorf Variation. He also made major contributions to... | Read More

      • NimzoRoy
      • | May 19, 2013
      • | 4013 views
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    • Fischer - Geller Bled 1961: Hoist with his own Petard

      Efim Petrovich Geller (1925– 1998) was a Soviet chess player and world-class GM at his peak. He won the Soviet CH in 1953, 1956, 1962, 1965, 1968, and 1971. He won four Ukrainian Championship titles (in 1950, 1957, 1958, and 1959) and sh... | Read More

      • NimzoRoy
      • | May 17, 2013
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    • Fischer Bashes Benko!

      Chess Life magazine, Jan 1964 reported: "In the later stages of the tnmt (US CH) some of FIscher's opponents did almost as much to guarantee his 11-0 score as Bobby did. The building tension worked to Fischer's advantage...On Dec 30 he won his las... | Read More

      • NimzoRoy
      • | May 15, 2013
      • | 1226 views
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    • Links to Chess Cheating Articles - And a Bonus Tribute!

      Here's some links to articles about cheating in chess. The first article by IM Tim Harding is very long and detailed, and well worth reading - if you're interested in this topic. And while we're on the subject of cheating let's not forget a famous... | Read More

      • NimzoRoy
      • | May 10, 2013
      • | 1658 views
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    • Bronstein's Big Endgame Mistake

      David Ionovich Bronstein (February 19, 1924 – December 5, 2006) was a Soviet chess grandmaster, who narrowly missed becoming World Chess Champion in 1951. Bronstein (seen here in a picture from 1963)  was one of the world's strongest play... | Read More

      • NimzoRoy
      • | May 2, 2013
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    • Why did they hate chess?

      The long quote by Poe (pictured here) seems to indicate he knew how to play both chess and checkers, and that he didn't know what he was talking about. I like checkers BTW but his comparison of the games is nonsensical drivel...was he a disgruntle... | Read More

      • NimzoRoy
      • | Apr 23, 2013
      • | 5677 views
      • | 47 comments