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    • Another method to reach 2000 USCF, Part 5: Tactics

      Now let's discuss how to improve your tactics to the level needed for a 2000 player. In principle I agree with de la Maza and others. I want to make an important distinction here between tactical sight and combinational vision. You don't need to... | Read More

    • My Stupidity Continues (May 28, 2015) (KID)

      I don't know why I keep embarrassing myself by posting games such as this!  I fear I may never become a grandmaster!    Constructive criticism always welcome.  I don't even mind ridicule at this point - I'm sure I deserve it! | Read More

      • rkd1
      • | May 28, 2015
      • | 163 views
      • | 1 comment
    • In Conversation with National Chess Expert Macauley Peterson!

      (This interview was initially published in May 2015 on our blog; view it here!) If you’ve ever watched chess on the internet, the odds are Macauley Peterson was behind it. Peterson, a serial entrepreneur and Princeton alumnus, has been at th... | Read More

    • No0b Openings.

      So noobs like me play really bad openings. For example, look at one of my games: As you can see, I have a really low rating and make tons of blunders. However, no0bs can also play half-decent openings (I'm black):   (The reason I have a hig... | Read More

      • EliTeDavee
      • | May 28, 2015
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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.28.2015 - day 169

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Scott Coleman in a simul in Reno in 2004: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Gedeon Barcza in Tallinn in 1971: Black to move and mate in 5: Our reader Arindam Rao from Va... | Read More


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  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »