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    • Mate In Six Moves

      Here is one of my games that I would like to share with You. It is interesting and instructive.   "The study of typical plans is something that the leading grandmasters devote a great deal of time to. I would say that the most far-s... | Read More

      • Shadow_47
      • | Mar 9, 2014
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    • A Creative Genius

          David Bronstein a Soviet chess Grandmaster, missed becoming World Chess Champion in 1951. He was one of the world's strongest players from the mid-1940s into the mid-1970s, and was described by his peers as a creative genius and master of ta... | Read More

      • Shadow_47
      • | Apr 30, 2013
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    • The Man with a plus score against Kasparov

            Boris Gulko became an International Master in 1975, and reached Grandmaster in 1976. He won the USSR Chess Championship at Leningrad in 1977. After he came to the United States he won the U.S. Chess Championship twice. Gulko holds an a... | Read More

      • Shadow_47
      • | Apr 30, 2013
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    • A King without a throne

          Today I would like to present to You a great Chess player that I am sure You already know. He is and was very often underestimated perhaps because he never was champion of the world, underestimated probably because he just plays what I cal... | Read More

      • Shadow_47
      • | Apr 29, 2013
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    • Chaturanga…The lost game

      The true origin of the game of Chess is not clear. Some Legends attribute its invention to the Biblical King Solomon, or to the Greek god Hermes, or to the Chinese mandarin Hansing. But most probably originated in India sometime around the 5th, 6t... | Read More

      • Shadow_47
      • | Apr 24, 2013
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    • Mate in six

      Today I would like to share a very particular game with You, one of my favorite games without a doubt, one of the first games I learned by heart, a game that I often like to reproduce by memory every now and then. By all means, I am not trying to ... | Read More

      • Shadow_47
      • | Apr 24, 2013
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    • Next to the King

          The term "bishop" first entered the English language in the 16th century, with the first known written example dating back to 1560s. In all other Germanic languages, except for Icelandic, it is called various names, all of which directly tr... | Read More

      • Shadow_47
      • | Apr 18, 2013
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    • Alekhine's genius

                 Second Part ( ! Don't look here if You havn't seen the previous above ! )              Grand Finale! In a single move the game is over!  Solution:                            ... | Read More

      • Shadow_47
      • | Apr 16, 2013
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      • | 1 comment
    • Rating 2861

      It was kind of obvious to me that Magnus Carlsen was about to surpass Kasparov’s best rating; it was just a question of time. The Norwegian chess Grandmaster and former chess prodigy is currently the number-one ranked player in the world. His pe... | Read More

      • Shadow_47
      • | Dec 26, 2012
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    • Who is Hou Yifan in two games

      She is the reigning Women's World Chess Champion, the youngest ever to win the title, as well as the youngest female player ever to qualify for the title of Grandmaster. At the age of 12, Hou became the youngest player ever to participate in the ... | Read More

      • Shadow_47
      • | Oct 27, 2012
      • | 822 views
      • | 2 comments