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  • Honest Abe

    Honest Abe - Chess Player      Although the documentation is rather sparce and anecdotal,  Abraham Lincoln was known to have been a chess player.  Below are a few of the instances where Chess crossed path with Mr. Lincoln. "The Eve... | Read More

  • 4 Tips To Bounce Back From A Tough Tournament

     The only thing worse than having a bad tournament is having to play another tournament immediately after. If you’re not careful, you may allow your poor performance to affect your subsequent results. Follow the tips below to bounce ... | Read More

  • Manny

     Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience.  Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More

  • How To Be A Chess Legend

    Legend: a story coming down from the past; especially: one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable (Merriam Webster Dictionary). There are great chess players and there are legendary chess players. What's the differenc... | Read More

  • Can You Find These Classic Combinations?

    This series is all about attacking chess and combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny b... | Read More


    • If you love someone, don't wait till tomorrow to tell him/her. Maybe that next day will never come

                                          A Love storyIt all started when I was 6 years old. While I was playing outside on my farm in California, I met a boy. He was an average kind of boy who teased you and then you chased them and b... | Read More

      • 1LovU
      • | May 25, 2015
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    • Keeping Up The Pressure

      Hi chess friends, I've posted a few times recently about defending difficult positions. To ballance things out I want to show an example of an endgame where a small advantage can slowly grow and turn into a big one and finally a win. While it can... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | May 23, 2015
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    • The Most active 1st move

      What is the most active first move in chess? What is the second move active move in chess? People have been asked these questions for over 500 years. These questions even today still possess a problem. Well let me tell you a story lady's and ge... | Read More

    • Dear friends, I'm sorry but these days I'm out of live chess.

      Dear friends, I'm sorry but these days I'm out of live chess. I'm very overloaded with my freelance copywriting and journalism that's why I just don't have any time and the needed physical condition to play live chess...  | Read More

    • The King Rules the Endgame

      Look at this position below. Imagine that you are in this position. Your c3 pawn is under attack and there is no way to defend it. You are in a bad way. Although you have the enemy King pinned down, it does not appear to be of any use as Black’s... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 20, 2015
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  • 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 »