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  • Uganda

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    The Uganda Chess Association formed in 1972 after the Fischer-Spassky match.  They joined FIDE in 1976.  In 1976 their team played in the counter-Olympiad team in Tripoli.  In 1982 the Ugandan chess team showed up at Lugano, Switzer... Read More »

  • Underpromotion

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    Promotion to anything other than a Queen. In 99% of cases, pawns are promoted to Queens when reaching the 8th rank. However in rare instances, it might be desirable to underpromote, as the diagram illustrates: Read More »

  • Underpromotion tactics

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    In 90% of the cases pawns are promoted to queens. Sometimes though, it would be better to promote to something else other than a queen, like in the following examples: Here is one that involves promoting to a rook: If you think your skills at ... Read More »

  • United States Chess Federation

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    Formed in September, 1939 after the American Chess Federation (ACF) merged with the National Chess Federation (NCF).  George Sturgis was the first USCF President.  He had been president of the ACF.  The president of the NCF, Maurice... Read More »

  • unusually good chess players

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    These famous people not only were avid chess players, but established the following ratings.  I'm not sure why, but leftist dictators and revolutionaries seem to be unusually good chess players. Alan Alda (actor) ... Read More »

  • Unzicker, Wolfgang

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    Wolfgang Unzicker (1925-2006) was a German grandmaster (1954) born in Pirmasens, Germany on June 26, 1925.  He started to play chess at the age of 10.  West German champion in 1948, 1950, 1952, 1959, 1963, and 1965.  He was East and... Read More »

  • Uruguay

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    First country in South America to have a chess magazine.  In 1881, the Revista de ajedrez was published in Uruguay.  Uruguay became a member of FIDE in 1937. Read More »