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  • Bondarevsky, Igor

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    Igor Zakharovich Bondarevsky (1913-1979) was a Soviet Grandmaster (1950) and Correspondence Grandmaster (1961).  He played in the USSR championship 9 times, sharing 1st with Andor Lilienthal in the 1940 championship.   He tied for 6... Read More »

  • Bongcloud Attack

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    The Bongcloud Attack is a dubious opening invented by Graw81, characterised by the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Ke2?!. It aims to either develop the king for an early endgame or get the white king to the other side of the board. It can also be played after o... Read More »

  • Book, chess

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    The first European book on chess is Juegos Axedrez, dados y tablas, written in the 13th century.  The first hardback book dealing with chess, Dass Goldin Spil, was published in Augsburg in 1472.  The first chess book printed in Russia wa... Read More »

  • Borki Predojević

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    Borki Predojević is a Bosnian chess Grandmaster and the youngest Grandmaster ever from his homeland.He was born in April,6  1987. in Teslić,Bosnia and Herzegovina.Predojević was European Champion U-12 in 1999 and U-14 in 2001.He won the Wo... Read More »

  • Bosnia

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    In 1993, a person was shot and killed while playing a chess game in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the first to die from sniper fire while playing chess.   The first chess championship of Bosnia-Herzegovina was held in 1994, won by Rade Milovanovic... Read More »

  • Bourdon, Eli

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    Eli Bourdon was born in Claremont, New Hampshire in 1907.  In 1951, he started the Western Massachusetts Championship.  He won the Western Massachusetts Championship in 1957 and 1958.  He tied for 1st place in 1953, 1963, 1965, and ... Read More »

  • Bourdonnais-MacDonnell match

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    Match played in London in 1834 by Louis-Charles de La Bourdonnais and Alexander McDonnell.  At least 85 games were played, the largest number of games ever played successively in match conditions.  Neither knew a word of the other's ... Read More »

  • Bourdonnais, Louis-Charles Mahe de La

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    Louis-Charles Mahe de La Bourdonnais (1795-1840) was a French master and strongest chess player of his time.  He learned chess in Paris in 1814 while attending school.  He was undisputed champion of France in the 1820s.  In 1821, he... Read More »

  • Breyer, Gyula (Julius)

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    Gyula Breyer (1893-1921) was a Hungarian of Grandmaster strength.  He set a new blindfold record of 25 opponents (won 15, drew 7, lost 3) in 1921 in Berlin.  He was one of the pioneering leaders of hypermodern chess.  He was the Hun... Read More »

  • brige

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    the brige a rook and king endgame Read More »