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  • 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

  • ACO World Amateur Chess Championship Rhodes (Greece) 2014

    ACO World Amateur Chess Championship Rhodes (Greece) 2014 The ACO World Amateur Chess Championship took place on the Greek island of Rhodes from 7-16 June, 2014. 237 players with ages between 8 to 86 fought for the title of ACO World Champion in ... | Read More

  • A Week in Chicago, Part 2

    In last week's article, A Week in Chicago, Part 1, we saw a very strange and interesting game I played against the young FM Eric Rosen in a Chicago international tournament. Now let's look at what happened later in the tournament. As I said befo... | Read More

  • Old Times

         The style of journalistic writing from over a half century ago is somewhat different than that of today, in some ways perhaps a bit harder to read but in other ways more enjoyable. Looking through old "Time" magazines is also enjoyable a... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 27, 2013

    "I read chess books and I understand them but when I get the same situations in a game I don't do the right things." This is a common complaint, but it is so generic that, unless I knew exactly what the viewer read and his chess situation, it is ... | Read More

    • World Open

      Last fall, I decided I was ready to get back into tournament chess. I had played some tournaments in the mid-2000's, but took a break for a while while I finished school, moved, married, and started a family. But after all those years, I was still... | Read More

    • Warmup for the sightseeing in Budapest :)

        Budapest by night About the 1st International Budapest Chess Holiday you can find more pictures and videos at | Read More

    • Schedule of the 1st International Budapest Chess Holiday

      Schedule of the 1st International Budapest Chess Holiday 09/08/2014 – 16/08/2014   Saturday 09/08/2014 7:00pm – 8:30pm Dinner 8:30pm – 10:00pm Starting circle Sunday 10/08/2014 9:00am – 12:00pm Chess workshops12:00pm – 1:00pm Rap... | Read More

    • Freedom

      In the United tates, it was just our 4th of July holiday - Independence Day.  I celebrated by having friends and family over for a meal in the afternoon, then let those who wanted, go see fireworks at the local high school.  I took a nap instead... | Read More

    • 1st International Budapest Chess Holiday

      The Chess Holiday will be held at 9-16 August in Budapest. Hungarian Parliament The participants will stay in the Star Inn Hotel Budapest Centrum. You can check the hotel's webpage at | Read More

Video Lessons

  • 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 »