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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 21, 2012

    The Mongoose Press Prize for the best question went to LazyChessPlayer for: "One of the rules of blitz games is you can only move when your clock is running and you can not move until your opponent has pressed his clock. Although I heard of thi... | Read More

  • Russian Superfinal-2012

    The main Russian chess event of the year started on August 2nd in Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow. 10 male and 10 female chess players were to compete for the title of the Russian Chess Champion. In each section, the contestants were: three ... | Read More

  • Canadian Tour 2: Quebec Open

    After the Canadian Open Championship, there was a week pause, and then the Canadian chess circuit continued with the Quebec Open from July 23-30. In 1967, the Quebec chess federation was created in reason of the conflict between chess players fr... | Read More

  • Karpov-Beliavsky, Tilburg 1986

    Alexander Beliavsky was born December 17, 1953 in Lviv, Ukraine. He won the World Junior Championship in 1973 and the USSR Championship in 1974, 1980, 1987, and 1990. In 1983, Beliavsky lost to Garry Kasparov in a quarterfinal Candidates match. He... | Read More

  • Born in 1990.

    I remember reading an interview a few years ago with a prominent Russian GM, I don’t remember exactly wether it was Bareev or someone else but what struck me back then was the complaint that Russia does not have enough young talented chess playe... | Read More


    • Dynasty Warrior Chess

      I just came up with this creative idea and thought it was cool too.  Whether you are a dynasty warrior game fans or not, has played or never heard of, please feel free to give in your opinions...:) *Wei is European related--Shu is Asian &... | Read More

    • Seven Circles Follow-Up

      I was recently asked in a blog comment if I had noticed any improvement in my over the board (OTB) play since completing the Seven Circles tactics program back in early December, 2013. I have only played in one OTB tournament since completing the... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jan 18, 2014
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    • Play Bad Openings

      Magnus Carlsen has recently won the world championship. He has obtained the highest rating ever. And it looks as if his career is going to continue to go well for a long time. Many people have criticized his lack of opening preparation though. And... | Read More

      • Basrohs
      • | Jan 15, 2014
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    • This boy is on FIRE!

      A couple games from tonight that I was exceptionally proud of.  The first was against an 1829, and I was stupid and lost a full piece!!  I managed to create enough of  a threat to come back and WIN!   This game here was a hard fought game. ... | Read More

      • JoeHempel1
      • | Dec 25, 2013
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    • So, What Has Happened Since...

      [Blog History]        It's been a while since my last blog. There are several reasons for it, one being the struggle with my own health issues; the other has just been the ugly head of Steam and my computer games always coming to the forefro... | Read More



  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Foygel, Igor

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    Igor Foygel was born in Kiev in 1947.  He represented the republic of Ukraine in national youth chess competitions.  He became a master in 1974 and later became an International Master of Correspondence Chess.  He immigrated to the United State... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams w... Read More »