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  • What’s The Best Place To Play Chess?

    There are a lot of options for the best place to play chess. Perhaps it’s in a large tournament, or even the world championship match, with millions of dollars on the line, and your opponent just blundered.  Maybe it’s ju... | Read More

  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

  • Little Mother

         In the 1890s women's chess in England, as in most places, was considered nearly inconsequential.  To bring this arena to the forefront required dedication, energy and persistance.  It so happened that many of the women who had those re... | Read More

  • Catalans

         Joan Carbó i Batlle was born the same year as Paul Morphy.  In fact, Batlle was just 3 weeks older than his more famous contemporary. Also a lawyer, though born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Batlle with his two friends, Judge Josep-Salvi F... | Read More

  • Mastering The Queen Sacrifice

    "A queen sacrifice, even when fairly obvious, always rejoices the heart of the chess-lover." -- Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956). Even the most technical, positional-minded player cannot dispute the accuracy of Tartakower's remark. No matter... | Read More


    • Pawns - two moves rule : Is Quantum Reality affecting you too?!! ...

      Chess, it seems appeared in 1475;  later, in  Rules of the Medieval game of chess - specifically, how the Pawns and Pieces moved - Pawns could only move one move at a time. In the original 6th Century India game of Chatarunga, the four pawns ... | Read More

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    • 70 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet

      Daily Zen List 70 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet, by Johnny Webber 1. netflixroulette.net Find something random to watch on Netflix. 2.  Find somewhere to drink a pint in the sun. 3. gfycat.com Upload your gifs. ... | Read More

      • K_Hitesh
      • | Mar 30, 2015
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    • Sometimes you need a break - sometimes to make a break

      I dropped over 30 groups yesterday.  I left numerous admin positions. I severed some relationships. Not to be vindictive or to cause problems, but to try and regain a clear mind, and avoid any more damage. I had a health issue a couple of weeks... | Read More

    • 2015 Arkansas Open

      This past weekend I played in the Arkansas Open in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The location for the tournament was atop Mt. Sequoyah, basically a large hill located on the east side of town.  The venue for the tournament was changed a few weeks bef... | Read More

      • pawpatrol
      • | Mar 25, 2015
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    • In Conversation with Woman International Master Alexey Root!

      (This interview was initially published in March 2015 on our blog; view it here!) A phenomenal chess player, renowned lecturer, and prolific writer, Woman International Master Alexey Root does it all. Indeed— not only has Dr. Root won a myria... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Adly, Ahmed

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    Ahmed Adly, born Feb 19, 1987, was the first Egyptian Grandmaster (2005), and the youngest-ever from Africa.  In 2001, he was African Under-20 champion.  In 2003, he contracted malaria while playing in a chess tournament in Nigeria. ... Read More »

  • Stroebeck

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    Village in the Harz Mountains, near Halberstadt in eastern Germany.   Legend has it that in 1011 A.D., Henry II of Germany decreed that the Wendish Count of Gungelin be delivered to the Bishop of Stroebeck, to be kept in solitary confine... Read More »

  • Correspondence chess

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    Perhaps the first reputed correspondence game of chess was played in 1119 by King Henry I (1068-1135)  of England and King Louis VI (1081-1137) of France. The earliest  known postal game was between a Dutch army officer named Freidrich W... Read More »