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  • The Top 6 Titled Tuesday Tactics

    Six Titled Tuesday tournaments are in the books, and the seventh is scheduled for today as the event moves to the first Tuesday of the month.  After thousands of master games, tightly packed leaderboards, and thrilling finishes, these event... | Read More

  • 6 Reasons You Can't Miss Titled Tuesday Today

    The sixth Titled Tuesday tournament in history is set to kick off today at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST, 7 p.m. GMT), and it will feature one of the strongest fields ever. With a prize pool that has ballooned to $2,500 (up from the normal $... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More

  • Adonis

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the Ladies' International Chess Co... | Read More

  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.05.2015 - day 85

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov beat Grandmaster Rainer Knaak in Berlin in 1988: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen won against Hans Krogh Harestad in Copenhagen in the 25th Politiken Cup in 2003: White to move and... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.04.2015 - day 84

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov beat Damien Marty in a simul in Zurich in 1988: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov won against John Van der Wiel in Brussels in 1987: Black to move and checkmates in 4: Our reader ... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.03.2015 - day 83

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov checkmated B. Leuppi in a simul in Zurich in 1988: White to move and checkmates in 1: The best Ukrainen Grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk beat Grandmaster Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the Blitz World Championship in 2007 i... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.02.2015 - day 82

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov beat Grandmaster Ljubomir Ljubojevic in Brussels in 1987: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen beat Adnan Orujov in the under 12 year European Championship in Peniscola in 2002: White ... | Read More

    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 14

      I thought I would share a game of mine in parts. Let you predict my moves. This game was played in the US Amateur Championship in Tucson, AZ last May. My opponent is a young teen who was rated 1700 and is  already over 1900 to date. I'm hoping he... | Read More

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  • Abramov, Lev

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    Lev Abramov, born in 1911, was a Russian chess master.  He was awarded the International Arbiter title in 1957.   He was awarded the title of International Master of Correspondence Chess in 1979.  In 1971, he wrote Chess Move by Move.  He is ... Read More »

  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Foygel, Igor

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    Igor Foygel was born in Kiev in 1947.  He represented the republic of Ukraine in national youth chess competitions.  He became a master in 1974 and later became an International Master of Correspondence Chess.  He immigrated to the United State... Read More »

  • Weinberger, Tibor

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    FIDE Master and USCF Senior Master. He was a Hungarian master who played in five Hungarian championships from 1952 through 1956. He came to the United States in 1957. In 1957, he won the Minneapolis Open and the New Jersey Open. In 1958, he ... Read More »

  • Aarseth, Sverre Johannes

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    Sverre Aarseth, born July 20, 1934, is a chess master from Norway.   He participated in the 6th World Correspondence Chess Championship in 1971 and finished 14th out of 15 players.   He lost one game in 14 moves.  He is an astronomer and avid... Read More »