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  • Chess: Do or Die?

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  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • chessboard

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     A chessboard starts with the following:  in the first line: pawns, in the second line : the king, the queen, the bishops, the knights and the rooks.    At the end of the game, the pieces can do checkmate the enemy king. This is when the ki... Read More »

  • Chiburdanidze, Maya

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    Maya Chiburdanidze, born Jan 17, 1961, is a six-time World’s women champion for 13 years, from 1978 until her defeat by Xie Jun of China in 1991.  Her coach had been Eduard Gufeld.  She was USSR women’s champion at 15, won th... Read More »

  • Chigorin, Mikhail

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    Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin (1850-1908), was born on November 12 (October 31, Old Style), 1850 near St. Petersburg.   In 1860, he parents died and at the age of 10, he became an orphan.  In 1867, at the age 16, he learned chess from his school t... Read More »

  • China

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    The Chinese Emperor Wen-ti executed two foreign chess players after learning that one of the pieces was called "Emperor."  He was upset that his title of Emperor could be associated with a mere game and forbade the game.  Chinese chess is played... Read More »

  • Christiansen, Larry

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    Larry Mark Christiansen, born June 27, 1956,  became an International Grandmaster without ever being an International Master first.  In 1977 he was awarded the title after winning an international tournament in Torremolinos, Spain (he to... Read More »

  • Classical Variation , Sicilian Defence

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    This article needs to be reworked. We cannot steal any information from wikipedia. Read More »

  • Clean score

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    A perfect 100% score.  Capablanca achieved perfect scores three times: New York 1910 (7-0), New York 1913 (13-0), and New York 1914 (11-0).  Fischer won the 1963 US Championship 11-0, defeated Taimanov 6-0 and Larsen 6-0 in the Candidat... Read More »

  • Clock, chess

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    The first mechanical chess clock was invented by Thomas Wilson in 1883.  Prior to that, sandglasses were used.  Sandglasses were first used in London in 1862.  The first U.S. patent for a chess clock was issued in 1884 to Amandus Sc... Read More »