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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

    • Week 9 Miami vs Dallas

      Becerra's game. Despite a disappointing team loss, GM Julio Becerra created a master piece and earn the game of the week.  Federico's game. To be fair to FM Gonzalez, this was not a fair match up but gladly took one for the team and gained some... | Read More

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    • Baltimore Kingfishers' 2014 Week 9 Preview

      Boston Blitz vs. Baltimore Kingfishers IM Steven Zierk (2543) - GM Akshayraj Kore (2543) FM Denys Shmelov (2473) - IM Levan Bregadze (2530) NM Chris Williams (2310) - FM Alex Barnett (2330) NM Ilya Krasik (2264) - NM Andrew Zheng (2208)   W... | Read More

    • 2014 Week 8 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Miami Sharks

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Miami Sharks 1-3 GM Niclas Huschenbeth (2603) - GM Julio Becerra (2626) 0.5-0.5 View Game GM Larry Kaufman (2391) - GM Renier Gonzalez (2510) 0.5-0.5 View Game NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) - NM Federico Gonzalez (2315) 0-... | Read More

    • USCL Week 6-7 Recap

      by Alex Ostrovskiy After a strong 2/2 start the 'Sauce slowed down to score 1/3 in our subsequent matches. Just like that, half of the USCL regular season was completed and our 3-2 record left us tied for 3rd place in the Eastern Division with th... | Read More

  • 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 »