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  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Bundesliga

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    German national team chess tournament, which began in 1975.  Chess Bundesliga (Schach Bundesliga) is the strongest and longest running league chess championship in the world.  Grandmasters from around the world are recruited to play in t... Read More »

  • MacHack VI

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    First computer to play in a chess tournament.  It played in all 5 rounds of the Massachusetts Amateur Championship in 1967.  The chess program was written by Richard Greenblatt of MIT’s Project Mac for the Dec PDP-6 (1200 KHz) comp... Read More »

  • Yanofsky, Daniel Abraham

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    Daniel Abraham Yanofsky (1925-2000) was a Polish born Canadian lawyer and Grandmaster (1964) who was the first Grandmaster in the British Commonwealth.  He learned to play chess at 8 years old.  He came to Canada in 1926.  In 1939 h... Read More »

  • Larsen, Bent

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    Bent Jorgen Larsen, born March 4, 1935, is a Danish Grandmaster (1956) who now lives in Buenos Aires with his Argentinean wife. In 1954 at the age of 19, he won the Danish championship and became an International Master.  Larsen won the Danis... Read More »

  • Euwe, Max

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    Max Euwe (1901-1981) was a former FIDE President (1970-1978) who was twice world champion - 1935-37 and for one day in 1947.  In July 1947, the FIDE Congress, held in The Hague, voted for Euwe to be world champion since Alekhine died. However... Read More »

  • Philidor, Francois-Andre Danican

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    Francois-Andre Danican Philidor (1726-1795) was the best chess player of the 18th century.  His father, Andre (1647-1730), was the royal music librarian who had 20 children, partly by marrying a third wife over 50 years younger than him. ... Read More »

  • KAISSA

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    In 1974, winner of the first World Computer Chess Championship, held in Stockholm.  The program was written at the Institute of Control Science in Moscow.  It scored 100% ahead of 11 other entries.  In 1975, the KAISSA programmers w... Read More »

  • Greenblatt, Richard D.

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    Richard D. Greenblatt, born in 1945, is a computer programmer.  In late 1966, as an MIT undergraduate, he began to develop a computer chess program of his own.  He had been challenged by Hubert Dreyfus, who criticized the usefulness... Read More »