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MikhaiI-Botvinnik
MikhaiI-Botvinnik
Location: Russia
Joined: 10/19/14
Last Online: 10/19/14
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Botvinnik55
Botvinnik55
Location: California, United States
Joined: 12/23/13
Last Online: 12/25/13
Points: 0 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
BotvinnikAlekhine
BotvinnikAlekhine
Location: Carmona,Cavite, Philippines
Joined: 8/19/12
Last Online: 12/14/13
Points: 0 points

  • Clash of Champions: Karpov vs. Korchnoi

    After Bobby Fischer won the world championship in 1972, he was a hero -- not just in the U.S., but for chess players everywhere. But being a hero is not for everyone. Always hard-working and ambitious, Fischer had fought more against himself tha... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Spassky vs. Petrosian

    For the first time since Alekhine, there was a world champion not named "Botvinnik" who was also not merely renting the title for a year. The Armenian named Tigran Petrosian held the title of world champion, with his unusual, "left-handed" style o... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Petrosian vs. Botvinnik

    Mikhail Tal had come and gone; the older Mikhail (Botvinnik) was still on the throne of chess. But in 1963, another archetypal chess player which had heretofore not been seen made his appearance. Tigran Petrosian was born in 1929 in Tbilisi, Geo... | Read More

  • How to Hypnotize Your Opponents!

    The recently finished Sinquefield Cup is going to attract chess players' attention for a long time. Mostly, chess analysts will concentrate their efforts trying to explain the phenomenal result of Fabiano Caruana. You can read my version here.&nbs... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Botvinnik vs. Tal (1961 Rematch)

    Throughout the second half of 1960 and the first few months of 1961, the world had an unusual sort of champion. Throughout most of the history of chess, its world champions have been -- at least to a large extent -- pragmatic and balanced players.... | Read More


    • London Chess Classic: The Super Six

      6TH LONDON CHESS CLASSIC (6-14 DECEMBER 2014): THE SUPER SIX The ‘Super Six’ players who will compete in both the ten-round Super Rapidplay Open (6-7 December) and the five-round ‘Super Six’ classical chess tournament (10-14 December; rou... | Read More

    • Centotorri chess club tournament 2014-Part 1

      Hi all. This is my first attempt at a blog post, so criticism is very welcome (even criticism concerning spelling or grammar; I'm not a native english speaker and any correction is appeciated). In this two-part series I will analyze the games pla... | Read More

      • bresando
      • | Oct 8, 2014
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    • An Interview with Dr. Ken Regan, IM and Anti-Cheating Expert

      Dr. and IM Ken Regan was kind enough to sit down with me over the summer for an interview. We discussed his research and perspectives as they relate to topics such as computers, cheating, and performance in chess. Unfortunately, due to a hectic mo... | Read More

    • Slaying the Sciilian

      At the time of writing, time is 11:30pm Ist. I am upendra. 1704- FIDE It has been somtime since I have started chess seriously. Just finished exams. 1.e4 c5 The scicilian is a very common opening among top grandmasters and a lot of theory has b... | Read More

      • upen2002
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • On the hypothetical Botvinnik/Alekhine match

      Article by chess historian Sergey Voronkov. http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2008/voronkov_rc45.html Right after the 13th USSR Championship, the first wartime chess conference took place. All the points of its agenda were fair for the time: intens... | 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 »