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Botvinnik-Reborn
Botvinnik-Reborn
Location: United States
Joined: 6/28/14
Last Online: 6/28/14
Points: 0 points
Botvinnik55
Botvinnik55
Location: California, United States
Joined: 12/23/13
Last Online: 12/25/13
Points: 0 points
Darvack
Darvack
Location: Hamedan, Iran
Joined: 9/15/13
Last Online: 8/28/14
Points: 24 points
vbotvinnik
vbotvinnik
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Joined: 9/5/12
Last Online: 10/10/13
Points: 0 points
Botvinnik_08
Botvinnik_08
Location: Manila, Philippines
Joined: 8/27/12
Last Online: 1/22/13
Points: 0 points


    • Yuri Averbakh remembers Mikhail Botvinnik

      Some fragments from his memoirs. Games added by me. World Champion's sparring partner When we were preparing for a match against USA, Botvinnik offered me to play a couple of training games. Of course, it was interesting to train with a World Ch... | Read More

    • chess positions on stamps

      Capablanca v Lasker, New York, 1924   Botvinnik v Capablanca, AVRO, 1938   Fischer v Benko, USA ch, 1963   Alekhine v Rubinstein, The Hague, 1921   Johner v Nimzovitsch, Dresden, 1926   Spassky v Smyslov, Bucharest, 1953... | Read More

    • My First Tournament Game!

      Caro-Kann: Panov Attack(minor line)     This was exciting for me as it was not only my first tournament game(took place on FICS), but the first time I faced the Botvinnik-Panov attack OTB. Having such success and control over my higher rated an... | Read More

      • kensaikid
      • | Aug 17, 2014
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    • I migliori giocatori di sempre

      Questa classifica è stata eseguita facendo dei calcoli per comparare giocatori di varie epoche come se il loro massimo elo fosse in quest'anno (2014). Ecco i migliori 20. 1 2901 Bobby Fischer 2 2892 Garry Kasparov 3 2882 Magnus Carlsen 4 2854 Jo... | Read More

      • Francy1998
      • | Aug 17, 2014
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    • White squared strategy

      After the early exchange of a Queens bishop for a white knight, Michael Botvinnik demonstrates how to exploit the absence of the light squared bishop by systematically undermining and controlling the light squares.  As early as move 16 he recogni... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Aagaard, Jacob

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    Jacob Aagaard Madsen, born July 31, 1973, is a Grandmaster (2005) originally from Denmark, but now living in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is usually referred to simply as Jacob Aagaard. He finished 2nd in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004.  He... Read More »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »

  • Alatortsev, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Alexeyevich Alatortsev (Alatorcev) (1909-1987), pronounced "a LAH tart sev", was a Russian International Master (1950), International Arbiter (1953),  and Honorary Emeritus Grandmaster (1983).  He was born in Turki, Saratov oblast... Read More »

  • Canada

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    Chess has been played in Canada since at least 1759.  General Sir John Hale and General Wolfe played chess during the taking of Quebec in 1759.  The Montreal Chess Club was founded in 1844.  The Canadian Chess Association (CCA) was ... Read More »

  • Thomas, George Alan

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    George Alan Thomas (1881-1972) was a British chess champion in 1923 and 1934, 7-time British badminton champion (he won 21 British badminton titles between 1903 and 1928),  and quarter-finalist tennis player at Wimbledon (1922).  He play... Read More »