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  • 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

  • Can You Solve Our 2014 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back! is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2014. UPDATE:  The 2014 Holiday Puzzler has ended. Thanks to all who played and commented.  O... | Read More

  • 5 Great Chess Books For Beginners

    Like it or not, holiday gift-shopping season is now upon us, at least according to the ubiquitous calendar of commerce.  Instead of being trampled by unruly deal-seekers at big box retail stores, you can shop online and still get somet... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, August 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “In July I was on holidays for most of the month, and so I missed a lot of chess, for instance the annual tourn... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #49 - Happy Independence Day!

    Professor: Happy Independence Day, Class! Lucian: You mean happy July Fourth, don’t you? Zephyr: They’re the same day. Thomas: That’s the way the Founding Fathers planned it. Zephyr: Maybe the Founding Mothers had the sam... | Read More

    • Happy Republic Day

      Republic Day in India Many people throughout India celebrate the nation's Republic Day, which is a gazetted holiday on January 26 each year. It is a day to remember when India's constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the coun... | Read More

    • Women's World Championship, Moscow 1950, by Elizabeth Bykova. Winners' profiles.

      THE TOURNAMENT WINNERS' PROFILES Lyudmila Rudenko The World Champion, Master of Sports Lyudmila Vladimirovna Rudenko was born on 27th July 1904 in Lubny, Ukraine, in a teacher's family. Father taught her chess when she was 10 years old. In 1925,... | Read More

    • Attempting Deliberate Practice

      I was away over the holiday and became ill, this slowed down my enthusiasm to train for the upcoming tournament on the  weekend of January 10th and 11th.  Despite these life obstacles, I still managed to continue my quest of creating more Cornel... | Read More

    • The road so far...

      Hello friends as I already told you I'm new at chess. But time flies and these are the things I did to improve my humble game....Week 1 About a month ago I started playing online chess on Just for fun as I don't have any ambition in ... | Read More

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      • | Jan 6, 2015
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    • PWC Holiday Monster Dec 27, 2014

      On December 27, I participated in a U1700 G/45 d5 tournament. I went +3-1=0, 3/4, to tie for second place. I played against 4 players over 1650, while I was previously 1581, so I received a huge rating gain, jumping up to 1665! This performance al... | Read More

      • Zigwurst
      • | Jan 3, 2015

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  • Unzicker, Wolfgang

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    Wolfgang Unzicker (1925-2006) was a German grandmaster (1954) born in Pirmasens, Germany on June 26, 1925.  He started to play chess at the age of 10.  West German champion in 1948, 1950, 1952, 1959, 1963, and 1965.  He was East and... Read More »