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  • 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 »

  • Brilliancy

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    A spectacular and tactical game, often featuring sacrifices. Read More »

  • British Chess Association

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    The first national body to promote chess in Britain.  A newly organized BCA was founded in 1884 by Wordsworth Donisthorpe (1847-1914).  Winston Churchill's father, Lord Randolph Churchill (1849-1895), was elected Vice President of th... Read More »

  • British Chess Magazine

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    First chess magazine to complete 100 years of continuous publication (1881 to 1981).  It began as a monthly chess magazine in October, 1872 called Huddersfield College Magazine.  On January 1, 1881 it became the British Chess Magazine. Read More »

  • Bronstein, David

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    David Ionovich Bronstein (1924-2006) was a Grandmaster (1950) and winner of the first, and strongest,  Interzonal in 1948 at Saltsjobaden  who survived an assassination attack during the tournament.  On the last day Bronstein was pl... Read More »