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Botvinnik55
Botvinnik55
Location: California, United States
Joined: 12/23/13
Last Online: 12/25/13
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Darvack
Darvack
Location: Hamedan, Iran
Joined: 9/15/13
Last Online: 9/20/14
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vbotvinnik
vbotvinnik
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Joined: 9/5/12
Last Online: 10/10/13
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Botvinnik_08
Botvinnik_08
Location: Manila, Philippines
Joined: 8/27/12
Last Online: 1/22/13
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BotvinnikAlekhine
BotvinnikAlekhine
Location: Carmona,Cavite, Philippines
Joined: 8/19/12
Last Online: 12/14/13
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  • 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

  • Brilliant Endgames, Shirov Style

    Legendary chessplayers are usually remembered for their virtuosity in a particular area of the game. Tal is remembered primarily for his otherwordly tactical genius. Petrosian, as a master of prophylaxis and defense. Karpov, as a titan of positi... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Tal vs. Botvinnik

    Mikhail Botvinnik had regained the world championship in 1958, but soon after the chess world's attention was captured by the rapid ascent of a young player with an unusually sharp and creative style: the Latvian Mikhail Tal.  Frequently ma... | 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

    • D10 - Slav Defense

      Before reading this, take a moment to read my blog about the Queen's Gambit for some basic ideas.   The Slav Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 d52. c4 c6The Slav is one of the primary defenses to the Queen... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Sep 7, 2014
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    • chess puzzle: basic tactics exercise, #12 (with Botvinnik game)

      Source:  The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess full game on chessgames this was the game of the day on here Botvinnik: Move by Move | Read More

      • biffrod
      • | Sep 2, 2014
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    • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

      The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent around th... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Sep 1, 2014
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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 »