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    • Virginia Open Day 3

      This was the final day and I was hoping I could money in something, unfortunately, I ended up going home with 0. I was slighty disappointed because I had a feeling I could have won. For the 5th round, a win would give me at least a share of the ... | Read More

    • My Local Games! Tournament - 1. Surat

      Hey Guys! I'm thinking to post my games of the local tourneys in which i have played or going to play. i will make a series of Blog's post which can be never ending as i'm gonna play countless tourney's in future.  Anyways, Today, as it's my fir... | Read More

      • Warrior200
      • | Apr 15, 2014
    • Never Resign , FIght till End

      This is a follow up to my friend's post http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/never-resign-always-fight-till-the-end I realised it after this game .. On the place which the above friend got draw , . I got a win .. I was really surprised . By t... | Read More

      • BSRULZ
      • | Apr 14, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • Taiwan Nationals 2014: part 7 -- Final day 2

      Sunday was day 2 (of 4) of the finals. The top 12 players, as selected by a 11 round swiss, play a round-robin for the title. After six rounds (each day is 3 rounds of 90+30 games), I have three points. Which likely puts me a little ahead of the ... | Read More

      • Tapani
      • | Apr 14, 2014
    • Life as I now know it

      Still not getting used to this cold. It's supposed to be Spring and I'm still in my thermal drawers! That aside, the job is going well and I'm just about managing to keep my head above water chesswise. My rating has gone up (just a little) but at ... | Read More

      • MJ22go
      • | Apr 14, 2014
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  • discovered

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    P.S. This doesn't work-a draw could be offered 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 »

  • Sarratt, Jacob Henry

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    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1821) was a chess player and author.   He was a London schoolmaster and the first professional to teach in England.  He was the house professional at the Salopian coffee house in London who played for a guinea per game... Read More »

  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »

  • Mathematics and chess

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    The number of possible chess positions after White’s first ply move is 20 (16 pawn moves and 4 knight moves).  There are 400 possible chess positions after two ply moves (first ply move for White followed by first ply move for Black).  Th... Read More »