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    • The Ohio Masters (Open Invitation!)

      As many of you know I have complained in the past about the state of chess in the US and now, with the support of the Dayton Chess Club, I have helped organize what I consider to be the ultimate chess tournament format (minus corporate sponsorship... | Read More

      • Boorchess
      • | Apr 15, 2014
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    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/14

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course. Some wierd play in the Dutch Defence: T... | Read More

    • Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced)

      Apr. 12 Players Club of NJ Championship (two sections) Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced) Somerset Holiday Inn, 195 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ (exit 10 off I-287). 4-SS. G/60 d5. $$ Top Gtd.: $200-150-100-50. Minimum b/18: $50 each to... | Read More

      • micaman994
      • | Apr 11, 2014
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    • High School Nationals Experience +

      Hello everyone! First blog post in a long while! Haven't been doing much since Im usually too lazy to write one :(! Enjoy the reading! The tournament was in San Diego, California, and since my grades were pretty good, my dad allowed me to play, a... | Read More

    • Tournament Adventures: Hopscotch Quads - Games and Thoughts

      The Hopscotch Quads, run over two Thursday nights in Buffalo, NY, was a first for me in several ways. Most notably, it was the first tournament that I have directed and played in. In the previous weeknight tournament that I directed for the newly ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »