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  • Mason, James

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    James Mason (born Patrick Dwyer?) was born in Kilkenny, Ireland on November 19, 1849.  The family moved to New Orleans in 1861, then to New York.  At the age of 11, his name was changed to avoid prevalent anti-Irish prejudice in America.  In ... Read More »

  • Blind Chess Players

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    In 1950 Sir. T. Thomas was the first blind player to play in a chess Olympiad (Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia).  Blind player R. Bonham formed the International Braille Association.  The first World Blind Correspondence Championship began in 195... 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 »

  • Basman, Michael

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    Michael Basman, born March 16, 1946, is an International Master (1980) from England who specializes in irregular openings.  He tied for 1st place in the 1973 British Championship, but lost the playoff to Bill Hartston.  He organizes the ... Read More »

  • Morphy, Paul

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    Paul Morphy, (1837-1884), was born in New Orleans, USA.  At the tender age of 10 he was already defeating masters.  A law school graduate at the age of 17, Morphy dominated the 1857 American Chess Congress in New York City.  In the ... Read More »

  • Jan Timman

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    Jan Timman is a Dutch GM. He was born in Amsterdam, December 14 1951. His peak rating was in the 2600s. He is currently rated 2571. He used a wide variety of openings and popularized a large opening repitorire. He has played in 13 chess olympiads ... Read More »

  • Anderssen's Opening

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    Anderssen's Opening is a defined by the opening move 1. a3.It is named after unofficial World Chess Champion Adolf Anderssen, who played it three times in his 1858 match against Paul Morphy. While Anderssen was defeated decisively, the g... Read More »

  • Mating Net

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    This article is in relation to Mating Patterns Parts 1 and 2. If you didn't read those yet, please do so before reading this. When you are attacking your opponent's king, the normal reaction is to check as much as possible. It gives you a feeling... Read More »

  • Coiled Spring Effect

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    The coiled spring effect in chess is related to how a players pieces will start out from a fairly compact and/or cramped opening position, and how they will "unwind" the spring and start attacking with the dynamic energy pent up in the position. A... Read More »

  • King's Indian Attack

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      The King's Indian Attack (KIA), also known as the Barcza System (after Gedeon Barcza), is a chess opening system for White, most notably used by Bobby Fischer. Its typical formation is shown in the diagram to the right.It is an attacki... Read More »