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    • Anatoly Karpov's 2007 Ukrainian TV interview. Part 1: Fischer and Korchnoi   There was always much more politics than sports in the Soviet chess. For the ruling Communist regime, chess has become a symbol of unrivaled intellectual prowess. The whole big country, from Moscow to far... | Read More

    • Chess Train 2014 — day three: Budapest-Trenčín: The Fischer’s mystery solved

      Originally this post was to be titled “Trees, trees everywhere,” since it was the trees I liked in Trenčín most (apart from the castle, of course). However, news I read later on GM Kevin Spraggett’s blog made me change it. Let’s start fr... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Nov 20, 2014
    • " فيشر اسطوره اي فراموش نشودني "

      تاریخچه قهرمانان جهان > " رابرت جیمز(بابی)فیشر" 11- رابرت جیمز(بابی)فیشر( ۲۰۰۸ – ۱۹۴۳) Fischer : جنجالیترین شطرنجباز همه ادوار و قهرمان افس... | Read More

    • Jesus Christ and Paul Morphy

      The story goes, "J. Oswald Sanders reports that years ago, Paul Morphy was the world’s champion chess player when he was invited by a friend to look at a valuable painting titled, “The Chess Player.” In the painting, Satan was represented a... | Read More

      • zhrob
      • | Nov 16, 2014
    • Getting Whipped in the DHLC Weekly

      I've been playing slow games fairly regularly recently, though I haven't been tournamenting it up. My new (and improved) standard rating I've managed to keep in the low 1700s through the end of the adjustment period, so that's good. I also raised ... | Read More

      • Pligrim
      • | Nov 15, 2014

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  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

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      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that follows. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • Benko, Pal

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    Pal Benko was in Amiens, France on Jul 15, 1928 but grew up in Budapest, Hungary. Benko learned chess from his father in 1938, at the age of 10.  His first book was a collection of Capablanca’s chess games. In June 1945, in his first chess to... Read More »

  • Evans, Larry

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    Larry Melvyn Evans (March 22, 1932 – November 15, 2010) was an  was an American Chess Grandmaster, author and journalist. He won or shared the U.S. Open Chess Championship five times and the U.S. Open Chess Championship four times.  He won or ... Read More »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »