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  • The Anti-Sicilian Without A Name

    Among the less-trodden paths White can follow against the Sicilian Defense is the system with the seemingly paradoxical combination of Nc3 and Bb5. To my knowledge, this variation, unlike most of the other anti-Sicilians, has no name.... | Read More

  • The 7 Best Upcoming Chess.com Events

    Chess fans have a lot to look forward to at Chess.com. If you like big-time chess events, you're going to love this spring.  Yesterday, a charity fundraising simul hosted by world-number-nine GM Anish Giri online on Chess.com's ... | Read More

  • The 7 Weirdest Chess Openings

    Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, March 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Tournaments, tournaments... “The month of February used to have one big event: Linares. This year there were no less than fiv... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Of 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year. The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | Read More


    • Bryntse Gambit

      They say that people who take drugs, always need more and stronger stuff to experience the same kick. Maybe the same principle goes for playing gambits, at least that's how I experience it from time to time. After getting used to "soft-gambits", g... | Read More

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    • Chess Informant 124 "AD PORTAS"

      Chess Informant 124 VENI VIDI VICI is "at the gate". Unveiled today, it brings amazing amount of first-rate material.  Morozevich on Taimanov Sicilian (see bellow) Harikrishna (winner of Edmonton International, see News section!) with the select... | Read More

      • GMTadic
      • | Jun 29, 2015
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    • Recovering from loss

      I've read several articles on how the mindset of a player can change after recieving a loss. I'd never really thought about it much simply understanding that it can be its own downward spiral if left unchecked. I've recently played in the Castle C... | Read More

    • Don't be too Materialistic

      When beginners play chess, if they see free material then they will just capture the piece instead of anaylyzing of what happens. Sometimes you see the checkmate or winning move once you have already made the move. Then you tell yourself,"I should... | Read More

    • Int'l Move Repetition Day: Norway Chess Day 7

      Apparently June 23 would make a good candidate for International Move Repetition Day, as all five games (!) today ended in move repetitions, one of which was the perpetual check. By me, the most fasicnating of today's games was MVL-Carlsen, in wh... | Read More

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      • | Jun 23, 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 »

  • Mason, James

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    James Mason (born Patrick Dwyer?) was born in Kilkenny, Ireland on November 19, 1849.  The family moved to New Orleans in 1861, then to New York.  At the age of 11, his name was changed to avoid prevalent anti-Irish prejudice in America.  In ... Read More »

  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... 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 »

  • Greenblatt, Richard D.

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    Richard D. Greenblatt, born in 1945, is a computer programmer.  In late 1966, as an MIT undergraduate, he began to develop a computer chess program of his own.  He had been challenged by Hubert Dreyfus, who criticized the usefulness... Read More »