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ImBlindFolded
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  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 27, 2014

    "I did action X and gained Y rating points so I suggest everyone should do that." This claim came up during the show, raising the question: How helpful it would be for others to follow the suggestion? In order to address this issue, we should sta... | Read More

  • The Kolisch Supplement

         Recently, IM Jeremy Silman contributed an article featuring the talent of Ignatz Kolisch, one of the strongest, if not the strongest, player during the 1860s.       Mr. Silman's article, Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster, demonstra... | Read More

  • Blind Simul

    Paul Morphy 1870      Morphy in his time was known for, among other things, his blindfold play, a skill he developed purposefully and gradually.  Almost all chess players know of his famous blindfold simuls, particularly the 8-boards ... | Read More

  • Best of Three Sets: Tennis Players Ju and Esserman in Death Match

    In the 1990s, when Pete Sampras dominated Wimbledon, he would sometimes win entire matches without a rally longer than a few hits. Expect the same this Saturday, as two energetic blitz specialists (and talented tennis players) lace up for Death Ma... | Read More


    • Your move! Chess guru to take on 16 opponents, wearing a blindfold

      The year was 1879 and the cream of Dublin society and a scattering of British nobility, including the 7th Duke of Marlborough, John Spencer-Churchill, and his wife, Lady Frances, arrived by horse-drawn carriage to an imposing building at 35, Moles... | Read More

    • The Urusov brothers

      A small article from this blog. Both Urusov brothers, according to their father's wishes, were enrolled into the First St. Petersburg Military Corps in the early childhood. They graduated with high distinction and became the Guard officers. They ... | Read More

    • P is for Pawn, that's good enough for me ...

      Just wondering if the cookie monster plays chess ..... not really. What I was actually wondering comes about from having kids, and picking them up after work at their daycare ..... and noticing a "special" box of toys off in a corner. These toys ... | Read More

    • Morphy vs Modern, a Fair a Comparison?

      In a recent blog on "Ratings Inflation", the matter of using "chess engines" to "rate" and thus compare 1900 century players, like Paul Morphy, came up. His "play" was likened to that of a current, 2014 Player of equivalent strength of 2300! ... | Read More

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    • The Candidates: #1 The Tiger Strikes

      The Candidates: Finally. The moment the whole chessworld have waited for. The Candidate Chess Tournament 2014, started 13. March. What many people have talked about, is who´s going to win the tournament and challenge Magnus Carlsen at the Worl... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended.  The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5).  The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Feb... 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 »

  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969, is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfec... Read More »

  • Rosenthal, Samuel

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    Samuel Rosenthal (1837-1902) was a Polish player and law student who moved from Warsaw to Paris, France in 1864 after the Polish revolution to become a professional player and writer.  In 1880, he played Zukertort in a match, but lost  w... Read More »

  • Lopez de Segura (Sigura), Ruy

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    Ruy Lopez (1530-1580) was a Spanish priest and one of the leading players of his day.  In 1559-60 he went to Rome to attend an ecclesiastical conference.  It was there that he defeated all the best players in Rome, including Leonardo.&nb... Read More »