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  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969, is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfec... Read More »

  • Las Palmas 1996

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    Strongest chess tournament ever held.  This was a category 21 event with an average rating of 2756. The event included the top 6 players in the world: Garry Kasparov (2785), Anatoly Karpov (2775), Vladimir Kramnik (2765), Veselin Topalov (2... Read More »

  • Kamsky, Gata

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    Gata Kamsky, born June 2, 1974, is a Grandmaster (1990) who was born in Siberia, Gata Kamsky won the USSR Junior Championship (under 18)  at the age of 12.  Gata and father Rustam defected from the Soviet Union after playing in the 1989 ... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »

  • Ivanchuk, Vasily

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    Vassily Ivanchuk, born March 18, 1969 in Berejiany, Ukraine, is a Grandmaster (1988).  In tournaments he was the winner of the 1988 New York Open, Wijk Aan Zee (Corus) 1996, Linares in 1989, 1991 and 1995.   He played in the finals... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams w... Read More »

  • Adianto, Utut

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    Utut Adianto, born in Jakarta on March 16, 1965, was the first Indonesian Grandmaster (1986) and the best chess player in Indonesia.  He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 16, 1965.  He learned the game of chess at the age of six.  He won... Read More »

  • Agzamov, Georgy

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    Georgy Tadzhikanovich Agzamov (1954-1986) was the first Uzbekistan Grandmaster (thus, the first Asian grandmaster).   Uzbekistan was incorporated into the Russian Empire in the 19th century and in 1924 became a republic of the Soviet Union, know... Read More »

  • Khalifman, Alexander

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    Alexander Valeryevich Khalifman, born Jan 18, 1966, is a Russian Grandmaster (1990) who became the 1999 FIDE World Champion.  In 1999 he defeated Vladimir Akopian in Las Vegas for the title.  Both players reached the finals after all oth... Read More »