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  • Serendipity Leads to Fischer and Beyond

          I had stumbled across the archived "New York Times" obituary notice for Edmar Mednis (February 22, 2002, by Dylan Loeb McClain).  The obit, of course, reviews his life, but pivots on the point that, although Mednis (pictured left in 19... | Read More

  • The 11 Worst Chessboard Photos

    The Internet is full of seemingly elegant chess pictures, whether they are stock photographs or staged poses by individuals who want to appear interesting and cerebral. Unfortunately, the chessboard positions in many of these photographs do not ... | Read More

  • Chess in the Vieux Carré

         The Vieux Carré  or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans.  Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more Americanized eroding th... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #44 - Take, Take and Mate?

    Professor: What do you say, class? Class: (Mumbled voices.) Professor: It’s great that I have a captivated audience. Hale: Captivated or captive? Professor: Now that I’ve captured your attention, let’s talk a... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #32 - Seeing the Large in the Small

    Professor: Hello, Class. I hope you’re having a wonderful day. Zephyr & Lucian: Thank you, Professor. We hope you’re having a wonderful day, too. Professor: I am, especially now that I’m wearing my new jacket with its checkerboard ... | Read More


    • Biggest Mistakes of a New Coach?

      "What's the biggest mistake a beginning chess coach makes?" That was one of the questions on today's Q&A with Coach Heisman TV show (5-6:30 PM ET first Friday of each month). One listener offered "Not listening to the students!" and that has... | Read More

      • danheisman
      • | Jan 4, 2015
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    • CHESS IN CHINA

      China[edit] As a strategy board game played in China, chess is believed to have been derived from the Indian chaturanga.[32]Chaturanga was transformed into the game xiangqi where the pieces are placed on the intersection of the lines of the boa... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • CHESS IN INDIA

      India[edit] Krishna and Radha playingchaturanga on an 8×8 Ashtāpada The earliest precursor of modern chess is a game called chaturanga, which flourished in India by the 6th century, and is the earliest known game to have two essential... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • CHESS AND MEDITATION

      The Zen of Chess From The Dhamma Encyclopedia Dr. David Snyder with one of his chess sets Note: The following is adapted from articles that were previously written and published in Chess publications, authored by Dr. David N. Snyder. T... | Read More

    • Anatoly Karpov's 2007 Ukrainian TV interview. Part 1: Fischer and Korchnoi

      http://www.gordon.com.ua/tv/a-karpov/   There was always much more politics than sports in the Soviet chess. For the ruling Communist regime, chess has become a symbol of unrivaled intellectual prowess. The whole big country, from Moscow to far... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Nov 26, 2014
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  • Nakamura Leads U.S. Championship

    Nakamura Leads U.S. Champs, 3-Way Tie Atop U.S. Women'sBy FM Mike KleinFor the first time in the 2012 U.S. Championship, one player rests atop the leaderboard. With his win today in round five over co-leader GM Gregory Kaidanov, local GM Hikaru Na... | Read More

  • Future of Chess.com is Checkers!

    Chess.com is very excited to announce its future in the "online gaming community" as the world wide leader in... Checkers! Erik, the owner and CEO of Chess.com had this to say about the coming changes: "We are SO excited to make this transitio... | Read More

  • Google Solves Chess!

    Chess will never be the same again.  Until now, many mathematicians claimed it wasn’t possible to ‘solve’ chess due to the exponentially large number of possible games (10^120).  However, in a dramatic development today... | Read More

  • 1st World Mind Sports Games Underway

    As previously previewed here and here, the 1st World Mind Sports Games are underway today in Beijing. Unfortunately it now seems that new World #1 Veselin Topalov will not be among the competitors in the chess events at the games, but many other ... | Read More

  • Computer Championship

    The 16th World Computer Chess Championship is being held in Beijing, China – as part of the Computer Games Championship, with 28 different games. After five rounds two programs are in the lead, with 4.5 points: Rybka (USA) and Hiarcs (England). ... | Read More

Video Lessons



  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... 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 »

  • Nezhmetdinov, Rashid

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    Rashid Nezhmetdinov (1912-1974) was the first USSR master in chess and checkers.  In 1949 he won the Russian chess championship and immediately after, took 2nd in the Russian checkers championship.  He wrote the first chess book in the T... Read More »

  • Banks, Newell

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    Newell William Banks (1897-1977) was a U.S. checker champion who was also a chess master.  He learned checkers at the Detroit Chess and Checker Club, and started playing checkers at the age of 5.  His father taught him chess at the age o... Read More »