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lionfire331
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  • Coaches Get Off Couches For Death Match 28

    Two of the world's most accomplished chess coaches will put down their red pens and fire up their laptops for Death Match 28. GM Giorgi Kacheishvili, coach of this year's U.S. Women's Champion and U.S. Championship finalist, and GM Simen Agdeste... | Read More

  • Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops

    A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... | Read More

  • Brilliant Endgames, Shirov Style

    Legendary chessplayers are usually remembered for their virtuosity in a particular area of the game. Tal is remembered primarily for his otherwordly tactical genius. Petrosian, as a master of prophylaxis and defense. Karpov, as a titan of positi... | Read More

  • Hikaru Nakamura: Rise of the Machines, the Conclusion

    In the first part of this article, we left our Chess Terminator playing countless blitz and bullet games during the last free day of the championship. In the following seventh round, Nakamura had a very tough opponent. By the way, this is a good... | Read More

  • How Bobby Fischer Saved Game of Thrones

    You might know that Bobby Fischer was responsible for creating unprecedented excitement in the United States chess community when he defeated Boris Spassky to win the 1972 world championship over the Soviet Union. Fischer’s victory inspired mi... | Read More


    • My First Master!

      Last weekend I went to my state's chess championship. It was quite the tournament. I had just recently started college and was coming off a fun exam week. So I hadn't really been studying chess all that much, just playing a lot of blitz online and... | Read More

    • The Regulator (a short short-story)

      Wheezing fitfully, he struggled to claim just one good breath from the oxygen tubes that curled and entwined themselves about his wheelchair like the kudzu that slowly devoured the family’s land. Travis stared at the old weathered barn, its bo... | Read More

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    • 2014 Week 5 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Manhattan Applesauce

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Manhattan Applesauce 1.5-2.5 GM Akshayraj Kore (2543) - GM Robert Hungaski (2551) 0-1 View Game IM Levan Bregadze (2530) - FM Andrew Shvartsman (2432) 1-0 View Game IM Tegshsuren Enkhbat (2450) - FM Rico Salimbagat (22... | Read More

    • The Waste Land

      THE WASTE LAND By T. S. Eliot   CONTENTS I. THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD II. A GAME OF CHESS III. THE FIRE SERMON IV. DEATH BY WATER V. WHAT THE THUNDER SAID NOTES ON "THE WASTE LAND"   I. THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD April is the cruelle... | Read More

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    • K+P endgames

      Click here.  (Fedor100 vs. FLchessplayer ... from an online tournament here on this server; the TC was "two-minute" plus 01 seconds of increment/delay that was added in.)  Most people underestimate a K+P endgame ...  Below are sites that have... | Read More


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  • Fire of Squad

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    Fire of Squad, or the Two Rook Checkmate is a type of checkmate using two rooks, a queen and a rook or two queens. It consists in forcing the king to one border of the board and making a checkmate there. Read More »

  • Kempelen, Farkas

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    Farkas Kempelen (1734-1804) was the Inventor of the first automaton, The Chess Playing Turk, in 1769.  He built it for the sole purpose of entertaining and mystifying the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.  It was not a true mac... Read More »

  • Turk

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    Nickname of the first automaton.  Made by Wolfgang von Kempelen in 1789.  Operators included Allgaier in 1809, Weyle in 1818, Boncourt in 1818, William Lewis in 1818 to 1819, Mouret in 1820, and Schlumberger (1826 to 1838).  It was ... Read More »

  • Club, chess

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    The world's first chess club was organized in Italy in 1550. The first chess club in England was Slaughter's Coffee House, founded in London, England in 1715.  The oldest chess club in Europe is the Zurich Chess Club, founded in 1809... Read More »

  • Bosnia

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    In 1993, a person was shot and killed while playing a chess game in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the first to die from sniper fire while playing chess.   The first chess championship of Bosnia-Herzegovina was held in 1994, won by Rade Milovanovic... Read More »