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  • The Master’s Bulletin, November 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Gelfand the Great There was one top GM who played the Baku Grand Prix, the Tashkent Grand Prix ánd the Petrosian Memorial (Novemb... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Kasparov vs. Karpov

    With Anatoly Karpov having "inherited" the world title, he was eager to win as many tournaments as possible to prove that he was worthy of the title. And this he did. Besides winning such tournaments as Milan 1975, Las Palmas 1977, Bugojno 1978... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Karpov vs. Korchnoi

    After Bobby Fischer won the world championship in 1972, he was a hero -- not just in the U.S., but for chess players everywhere. But being a hero is not for everyone. Always hard-working and ambitious, Fischer had fought more against himself tha... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 2

    When discussing great games, many chess fans always think of slashing attacks and outrageous combinations. While every world-class player tossed out more than a few epic combinations at some point in his career, positional masterpieces are far har... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Botvinnik vs. Tal (1961 Rematch)

    Throughout the second half of 1960 and the first few months of 1961, the world had an unusual sort of champion. Throughout most of the history of chess, its world champions have been -- at least to a large extent -- pragmatic and balanced players.... | Read More


    • Anatoly Karpov 2007 Ukrainian TV interview. Part 2 - Kasparov and other events

      Read part 1 here.   I TOLD YAKOVLEV: "YOU LIKE KASPAROV? OK, YOU CAN BUILD HIM A GOLDEN PALACE OR SOMETHING, BUT WHY DO YOU BADGER ME?" I think that your confrontation with Garry Kasparov was also very sharp and political. You've already menti... | Read More

    • History of Chess Part – 2 and next webinar

      “All rook and pawn endgames are drawn” is a chess quote that was often attributed to the great chess player (and doctor) Siegbert Tarrasch. However, this statement is far from being absolutely true and rook endgames NOT ALWAYS easy to play... | Read More

    • RCA Live Webinar GM Mikhailo Olegsienko "Intuitional Rook Endgames"

      REMOTE CHESS ACADEMY CHESS LESSON~ History of Chess Part-2 and Next Webinar ~ History of chess part-2 http://goo.gl/pVfwVVRCA proudly present for the next live webinar: Live Webinar “Intuitional Rook Endgames” by GM Mikhailo Oleksienko   ... | Read More

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    • Cornerstone of Chess

      Center of Gravity, Part 2 Last time we have identified one of critical skills chess masters possess for their huge competitive edge over amateurs. It is center of gravity, a concept developed by the Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz... | Read More

    • Center of Gravity, in Chess???

      What Makes Chess Masters Superior Center of Gravity? There is CoG in physics that we learned about back in school. It deals with masses and forces distributed in space. The CoG is the point where the resultant of all individual forces is acting. ... | Read More




  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... 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 »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Karjakin, Sergey

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    Sergey Karjaki is a Ukrainian Grandmaster, born in simferopol, Ukraine on January 12, 1990,later moved to russia.   On August 20, 2002, at the age of 12 years and 7 months, he was the youngest grandmaster in history.  He was the world champion ... Read More »