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  • José Raúl Capablanca's Greatest Positional Wins

    José Maria Capablanca was a busy man. A lieutenant in the cavalry division of the Spanish army, he spent his limited free time playing chess with fellow soldiers. One day, his four-year-old-son José Raúl decided to reliev... | Read More

  • Manny

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  • Lighting The Pirc Defense On Fire

    The Pirc Defense is certainly one of the most provocative openings. Black fianchettos his king bishop instead of immediately challenging in the center. White therefore has a variety of fierce attacking methods. Of these, the fiercest is the Austri... | Read More

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      Countdown & 2015 Summer Camp Guide Chess Fun & Training....& a Whole Lot More! Limited Space Upper East Side |West Side | Greenwich Village | New Brooklyn & New Hamptons Locations Too ! What Happe... | Read More

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      • | May 19, 2015
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    • Staff Profiles: Matt Lodge

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      • webmaster
      • | May 19, 2015
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    • FLIRTING

      “Red Lantern is a unique and special place on chess.com. The atmosphere here is warm and welcoming, and friendly chatter is routinely the order of the day. The aim is for everyone to feel comfortable and happy to contribute to discussions, jokes... | Read More

      • gypsymindy
      • | May 19, 2015
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    • All new tournaments 2015 to join!

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      • Nino_Amor
      • | May 19, 2015
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    • 20 Minute Training Lesson: Calculating in the Opening

      Training tip: Start Calculating as early as possible.   A lesson I work with my students from the very beginning is to be playing the opening as if it is the "opening game," similar to the middlegame and endgame. Many players view the opening a... | Read More

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  • Bardeleben, Curt von

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    Curt von Bardeleben (1861-1924) was a German count and the strongest German player of the late 19th century, an openings expert, and player of Grandmaster strength.  He studied law, but never practiced, preferring to play chess. He was German cha... Read More »

  • Polgar, Susan

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    Susan Polgar, born Zsuzsanna Polgar in Budapest, Hungary, was the oldest of three sisters, Judit and Sophia Polgar. She discovered the game purely by accident when she was not quite four years old. She had been rummaging around in a closet looking... Read More »

  • Capablanca, Jose

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    Cuban-born, Jose Capablanca (1888-1942) was American-educated and sent to a private school (Woodycliff School of South Orange) in New Jersey when he was 16 in 1904.  He joined the Manhattan Chess Club at that time and impressed many of the pl... Read More »

  • Biyiasas, Peter

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    Peter Biyiasas, born Nov 19, 1950 in Greece, is a Canadian Grandmaster (1978) who later moved to the United States.  He has won the Canadian championship twice (1972, 1975).  In 1978 he won the World Open.  In 1981 Bobby Fischer sta... Read More »

  • Sultan Khan, Mir

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    Mir Sultan Khan (1905-1966) was the winner of the All-Indian championship and in five years he was the winner of the Championship of the British Empire three times and played on top board for England in three Olympiads.   He was born in ... Read More »