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  • Walker

    George  Walker    George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess.  As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Pierre Charl... | Read More

  • Carlos Castaneda And The Penthouse Suite

    [Editor's note: Here are more selected chess stories from IM Silman.] CELEBRITIES GONE WILD 1988 and I just landed in Mazatlan, Mexico. Though the main course was the world 30-minute championships (packed with the best players in the world)... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

  • Veselin Topalov And The Najdorf Sicilian

    San Luis, Argentina, 2005: A double-round-robin tournament was held to determine the FIDE world champion. In those days the world championship was still split after Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short left FIDE for their 1993 match. The chess world l... | Read More

  • Memphis Belle

      Miss Rosa Jefferson    The champion women chess player of the world Rosa B. Jefferson    Although she was a significant historical figure in American chess, Rosa Bradford Jefferson has remained largely unknown. Miss Jefferson edited ... | Read More

    • holytrinity/cross--IM Jeremy Silman's "Carlos Castaneda and The Penthouse Suite" article

      "Waterman wrote: 'In the final position Black is losing his queen. The symmetrical pawn formation is accentuated by the cross in the middle of the board. Not only is the king being crucified, we also have the Holy Trinity atop the cross.' Okay D... | Read More

      • durick
      • | Nov 30, 2015
    • London Chess Classic 2015 Preview and Puzzles

       The Players:   Nine players compete in all three Grand Chess Tour events: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Vishy Anand, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian. The Londo... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Nov 29, 2015
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    • How I turned my chess career around part two.

      This was first seen on my blog which you can find here: Wednesday, 4 November 2015 How I turned my chess career around- part two. A timeless classic? Ok so we've gotten to the part where I ... | Read More

    • Chess Openings

      Preface: The very first opening that I used was the King's Knight Opening (includes Gunderam Defence, Greco Defence, Damiano Defence, Elephant Gambit, and Latvian Gambit.) Constant practice and understanding the basics really help me a lot to know... | Read More

    • Knights - Lesson 1

      I have only had one report of a reader’s brain explode from my last blog post (video here), so I am confident that we can move on to lesson 1. Yes, lesson 1, that is not a misprint. Lesson 0 was the warm up although the quiz ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Nov 28, 2015

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  • The Oxford Companion to Chess

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    The Oxford Companion to Chess is a reference book on chess written by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld. The book is written in an encyclopedia format. The book belongs to the Oxford Companions series. Read More »