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  • The Master's Bulletin, January 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Another Year “Another year has gone by, and this Bulletin starts the second year of our magazine in this form. While the Tata... | 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

  • Can You Solve Our 2014 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back! is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2014. UPDATE:  The 2014 Holiday Puzzler has ended. Thanks to all who played and commented.  O... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, December 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Carlsen-Anand “This Bulletin focuses on the World Championship — especially the featured article and the opening articl... | Read More

  • 5 Great Chess Books For Beginners

    Like it or not, holiday gift-shopping season is now upon us, at least according to the ubiquitous calendar of commerce.  Instead of being trampled by unruly deal-seekers at big box retail stores, you can shop online and still get somet... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 01.30.2015 - day 51

      In a simul in London in 1989, World Champion Garry Kasparov beat Dalyell: Black to move and checkmates in 1: Russian Top Grandmaster Peter Svidler won against World Champion Vladimir Kramnik in an online game in 1999: White to move and checkm... | Read More

    • Like

        Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 1 NM aww-rats | Nov 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM | Posted in: aww-rats's Blog | 3006 reads | 15 comments I've been touting how to become a chess master it for 2.5 years on YouTube, summarized in 37 mi... | Read More

      • mahimajain
      • | Jan 30, 2015
    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 01.29.2015 - day 50

      World Champion Garry Kasparov played a simul in Zuerich in 1988 and beat A. Simon: White to move and checkmates in 1: The best english player Michael Adams won against World Champion Vladimir Kramnik in the K.O. World Championship in Las Vegas... | Read More

    • Introduction to Najdorf Sicilian

      Introduction to Najdorf Sicilian (IM Jose Gascón)           The Najdorf Sicilian its probably the most popular defense of entire history of chess against 1.e4... The Najdorf starts after            The popularity of this defe... | Read More

      • JRgascon
      • | Jan 28, 2015
    • Introducción a la Siciliana Najdorf (MI Jose Gascón)

      Introducción a la Siciliana Najdorf (MI Jose Gascón)                        La Siciliana Najdorf es probablemente la defensa mas popular a nivel histórico contra 1.e4 y se produce tras                      ... | Read More

      • JRgascon
      • | Jan 28, 2015

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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 »