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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


    • The Bishop and The Grandmaster

      By: Adisa Banjoko and Grandmaster Maurice Ashley  I don’t play either side or the king, I play God/ Heavenly wars played out on hand carved boards –Rakaa Iriscience, 64 Squares in the Cipher    Thinking Like A King  About seven years ... | Read More

    • Fast Chess

      I belive that fast chess is the only chess to play...anything else is just like clockwork...you will only go to a stalemate if you try hard enough. I wonder which player has the highest rating is for 1 minute chess on this site. Any feedback is ... | Read More

      • lookupawn
      • | Oct 15, 2014
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    • My First OTB Tournament - Day 1

      This past weekend I decided to enter a local chess tournament and make a start on getting myself a ACF (Australia Chess Federation) rating. I was really excited to play, however was modest about my chances going in as almost everyone there had bee... | Read More

      • PATOMARK
      • | Sep 21, 2014
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    • 30 Day Spartan Tactic Challenge

      Prologue: The Spartan City State (Sparta) produced what is probably the most iconic military in ancient history. The ancient Spartan warriors were known for their bravery, professionalism and tactical skills in and out of combat. At their zenith... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Sep 21, 2014
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    • Why am I playing so well?

      So my highest rating for Bullet, Blitz and Standard chess have all happened in this month, September 2014. What have I changed in recent months which helped me improve so much in all areas?Well first and foremost, playing against better players. F... | Read More

      • PATOMARK
      • | Sep 6, 2014
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  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from white, as well as its conflicts with some... Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... 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 »