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  • BCF

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    British Chess Federation, founded on May 7, 1904.  It was the governing body of chess in England from 1904 until 2005.   In 2006, it was renamed the English Chess Federation.  The first BCF champion was William Ewart Napier. Read More »

  • beat it or get beaten

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    Chack mate black in 4 moves. Read More »

  • Beatles

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    In 1966 the U.S. Open was held at the Seattle World's Fair Grounds. The Beatles were on hand to give a concert.  At the Open the tournament director drew the curtains over the playing hall.  The hundreds of Beatle fans, seeing the ha... Read More »

  • Becker, Georg Albert

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    Gerog Becker (1896-1984) was an Austrian-born chess player and International Master (1953).  He played for Austria (1931), then Germany (1939), on their chess Olympiad team.  He was Austrian champion in 1925.  He was editor of Wiene... Read More »

  • Belakovskaia, Anjelina

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    Anjelina Belakovskaia, born in 1969, is a Woman Grandmaster (1993).  She was U.S. Women’s Chess Champion in 1995 (with Sharon Burtman), 1996, and 1999.  She was born in the Ukraine and won the Women’s Championship of the Sovi... Read More »

  • Belavenets, Sergey

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    Sergey Vesevolodovich Belavenets (1910-1942) was the chess champion of Moscow in 1932, 1937, and 1938.  He won the Russian championship in 1934 and took 3rd in the USSR Championship in 1939.  He died in the siege of Leningrad.  His ... Read More »

  • Belgrade GMA 1989

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    The Belgrade Grandmaster's Association 1989 tournament had 98 grandmasters participating, a world record for number of GMs in one tournament.  This was the strongest Swiss of all time.  The tournament was funded by Yugoslav Airline... Read More »

  • Beliavsky, Alexander

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    Alexander Genrikhovich Beliavsky (Belyavsky) was born on Decmber 17, 1953 in Lviv, USSR.  After finishing school, he did not qualify for the University Law Faculty, but was accepted in the Sports College as chess was considered a sport in the USS... Read More »

  • BELLE

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    In 1980, BELLE won the World Computer Chess Championship in Linz, running on a PDP 11/23.  In 1981, BELLE won the 12th annual North American Computer Championship.  Ken Thompson and Joe Condon, both of Bell Labs, created BELLE.  In ... Read More »

  • Bellin, Jana Malypetrova Hartston Miles

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    Jana Bellin, born Dec 9, 1947, is a top British woman player.  She was awarded the Women's International Master title in 1969 and the Women's Grandmaster title in 1982.  She was British Women's Champion in 1970, 1971, 19... Read More »