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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.01.2015 - day 81

      Grandmaster Vladimir Tukmakov beat World Champion Anatoly Karpov in Mosocw in 1972: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov won against Computer Constellation 36K in a simul in Hamburg in 1985: White to move and check... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 02.28.2015 - day 80

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov beat Karen Ashotovich Grigorian in Leningrad in 1971: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen won against Victor Hansen in Helsinki in 2002: White to move and checkmates in 2: Our rea... | Read More

    • In Conversation with International Master Jeremy Silman!

      (This interview was initially published in February 2015 on our blog; view it here!) From writing and playing to consulting and teaching, International Master Jeremy Silman has explored many facets of chess. He has not only authored over 35 ... | Read More

    • Best groups to join for your chess improvement

      No matter how much you study chess, you wil not reach your goals of improvement unless you get out and play. The following groups fill this need, and two of them provide proven and free coaching resources from myself and NM Dan Heisman, one of Ame... | Read More

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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 02.27.2015 - day 79

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov won against Viktor Kortschnoj in a training match in Leningrad in 1971: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov beat Computer Mephisto Exclusive S in the Spiegel computer simul in Hamburg ... | Read More

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  • Abhyankar-Gokhale, Anupama

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    Anupama Abhyankar-Gokhale, born on May 17, 1969, is a chess master from India.  She was awarded the Women’s International Master title in 1985.  She married chess master Raghunandan Gokhale, chairman of the Mumbai Chess Association and Anupama... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »

  • Bagirov, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Konstantinovich Bagirov was born to an Armenian father and a Ukrainian mother in Baku on August 16, 1936. He was a Soviet-Azerbajani-Latvian Grandmaster who competed in nine Soviet championships between 1960 and 1978.  His chess coac... Read More »

  • Abrahamyan, Tatev

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    Tatev Abrahamyan is a Woman’s International Master (WIM) who was born in Yerevan, Armenia on January 13, 1988.  In 2005, she tied for 1st in the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship, but lost the play-off match to Rusudan Goletiani. In... Read More »

  • Chiburdanidze, Maya

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    Maya Chiburdanidze, born Jan 17, 1961, is a six-time World’s women champion for 13 years, from 1978 until her defeat by Xie Jun of China in 1991.  Her coach had been Eduard Gufeld.  She was USSR women’s champion at 15, won th... Read More »