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  • Acs, Peter

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    Peter Acs (pronounced “oks”), was born on May 10, 1981, in Eser, Hungary. He became an International Master in 1997, and a  Grandmaster in 1998.  He was the 2001 World Junior Chess Champion, held in Athens.  He was the European Under-12... Read More »

  • Active Chess

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    Active chess (30 minutes per game) was introduced in 1987 by FIDE and was mostly used for demonstrations and other unofficial events.  The first official Active Chess (30 minutes per game) tournament was held in Gijon, Spain in 1988 and won ... Read More »

  • Active pieces

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    Pieces are actively placed if they are able to move to many different squares.  Compare with passive pieces. Read More »

  • Active Play

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    Chess moves which try to further one's own plans. Compare to passive play. Read More »

  • Adam, Edmund

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    Edmund Adam (1894-1958) was the last German Open correspondence champion.  He spent World War II in a German concentration camp.  He played in the 1950 world correspondence chess championship.  The Adam variation in the Ruy Lopez is... Read More »

  • Adams, Faneuil

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    Faneuil Adams was a former president (1990-1999) of the American Chess Foundation (Chess-in-the-Schools), former director and treasurer of the Manhattan Chess Club, and former member of the US Chess Federation Policy Board (FIDE delegate).  H... Read More »

  • Adams, John Quincy

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    John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the 6th President of the United States (1825-1829) and avid chess player.  His chess set is displayed in the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  John Quincy Adams may have lost the Presidency becau... 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 »

  • Adams, Weaver

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    Weaver Warren Adams (1901-1963) was born on April 28, 1901 in Dedham, Massachusetts.  His parents were Frank H. Adams (salesman for Bellantine Breweries and Ceresota Flour) and Ethel Weaver Adams.  His mother’s side has been traced back to t... Read More »

  • Adamski, Jan

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    Jan Adamski, born in Warsaw on Nov 11, 1943, is a Polish International Master (1976).  He was Polish Champion in 1982.  He represented Poland in the 1968, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, and 1984 chess Olympiads.  His best ELO rating was 2470 in 1977. Read More »