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  • Unmovable Feast

    In the US, *the* annual chess celebration is not the exclusive and elite US Championship, but the World Open – the biggest US open tournament hosted in Philadelphia. Many sacrifice their time with family during the long weekend to get a shot... | Read More

  • Best of British (part 1)

    Rounds 5 & 6 of the Four Nations Chess League -better known as the 4NCL- took place at the weekend in the beautiful, upmarket Sunningdale Park Hotel complex near London. This team tournament is traditionally a fiercely contested event, and ... | Read More

    • Game of the week

      The game I want to present was played at Moscow Open Tournament in 2008 . Both players are not the best players of the world but still the game I found quite instructive.Please study the game carefully and try to calculate at crucial moments. Bl... | Read More

      • koravi
      • | Apr 4, 2014
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    • Icelandic League February - March 2014

      Wednesday evening I returned to Iceland for the second half of the Icelandic league. The first half of the season had gone very well, see and we were fighting for the top couple of places and qualificati... | Read More

      • VerdeNotte
      • | Mar 4, 2014
    • ICC Video Archives

      1. Every Russian Schoolboy Knows---Alex Yermolinsky (Sunday) 2. Ronen Through Chess History---GM Ronen Har-Vi (Monday) 3. Sharpen... | Read More

    • Leicester Chess Congress, Major (1/5)

      I entered the 'Major' section of the Leicester Congress (H E Atkins Memorial).  The last chess congress I entered prior to this was the weekend after the Chernobyl disaster (google it; it really was that long ago!). The Major is for ECF Grades b... | Read More

    • End of the Line

      Well, that is that. New England has been eliminated from the US Chess League by the New York Knights. We had a good run, and my teammates all had very good seasons, but at the end of the day we came up short. To be honest I am not completely sure ... | Read More

      • Shankland
      • | Nov 17, 2013

  • Kaidanov, Gregory

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    Gregory Kaidanov, born Oct 11, 1959, is a Grandmaster (1988) who was Russian Boys under-14 champion in 1972.  He won the New York Open in 1990.  In 1992 he won the World Open, the US Open, the National Open, and the Novag Grand Prix.&nbs... Read More »

  • Steinitz, William (Wilhelm)

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    William (Wilhelm) Steinitz (1836-1900) was the official world champion from 1866 to 1894.  Steinitz took 6th place in the London 1851 tournament.  After the tournament, he challenged the 5th place finisher to a match. Steinitz won. ... Read More »

  • Marshall, Frank

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    Frank Marshall (1877-1944) was the first American to defeat a Soviet player in an international tournament (New York, 1924).  He reigned as U.S. Champion for 29 years, but only defended his title once when he defeated Ed Lasker (5-4) in 1923.... Read More »

  • Prisons and chess

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    In 1960 Bobby Fischer gave a simultaneous exhibition at Rikers Island prison.  He defeated all 20 prisoners while 2,400 inmates watched the exhibition and the prison band played.  In 1971 a prisoner failed to return to Western Penitentia... Read More »