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  • Clash of Champions: Kasparov vs. Karpov

    With Anatoly Karpov having "inherited" the world title, he was eager to win as many tournaments as possible to prove that he was worthy of the title. And this he did. Besides winning such tournaments as Milan 1975, Las Palmas 1977, Bugojno 1978... | Read More

  • University's Online Chess Camp with GM Boris Gelfand - Official Announcement

    Last week we revealed our plans to organize an online chess camp and included a tentative schedule. Today, we are officially announcing University's first online chess camp! Note: There may be a few discrepancies regarding the schedul... | Read More

  • How two Icelandic DJ's saved my life

    For the second time in two years I decided to visit the Reykjavik Open tournament in Iceland – not to play chess, but to watch it, and enjoy the country’s hospitality and natural wonders. Last year, I didn’t have enough time to see any glac... | Read More

  • The Michigan Fall International, Part 1

    For the past few years, since the fall of 2011, I had a really bad period in chess. I was really having trouble concentrating, not enjoying playing chess, and making many blunders. My nerves were shot and I couldn't calculate variations. In a shor... | Read More

  • The Queen of Chess

          Most people even remotely interested in 19th century chess know about Mrs. John W. Gilbert and her extremely long announced mates. What seems to be less appreciated today is the sheer strength of this lady chess player.  Part of the p... | Read More

    • Priorslee Lions V Telford A

      Well after a cancelled match and a hectic Christmas where all the chasing pack were given the chance to put pressure on us at the top , as it turned out quite the opposite as they all seemed to cut each others throats leaving us with not only a po... | Read More


      Blitz chess is slightly slower than bullet, but faster than standard. Most people who play blitz play a 3|0 or a 5|0 just because it's fast, but you actually can think about your moves. Anyways, here are some tips on playing blitz. 1) DO NOT RUS... | Read More

    • Prague Open - Round 4 and 6 Finnaly a Win!

      I lost the fourth round again and in the fifth one my opponent cancelled the game after pairings so I did not played and I got a point for nothing. In the sixth round I finally scored and as the fourth game looks the weakest, I'm putting here both... | Read More

      • petrchpetr
      • | Jan 13, 2015
    • Is thinking & deciding on your behalf?

      Just think about it. If you want to watch a live game (Live Chess) decided for you, that you want to watch what they decided is the top game. No options given. If you want to choose a different game or to follow a series of games betwee... | Read More

    • [video] Vladja's Chess Adventures #5: Moes - Simkin, Brno 2014

      Last November I was in Brno the second city of the Czech Republic. I was visiting an old school friend of mine and also participated in a chess tournament. Unfortunately during the first few rounds I was ill and had to cancel a few rounds. I decid... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Dec 17, 2014