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Location: Armenia
Joined: 7/27/14
Last Online: 7/27/14
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Location: Russia
Joined: 7/27/14
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Location: New York, United States
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  • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

    The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent ... | Read More

  • Will Hope Be Krushed at Death Match 26?

    For just the second time,'s Death Match will feature two ladies. GM Nadezhda Kosintseva will take on GM Irina Krush in Death Match 26 on Saturday, July 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern (GMT -5), 9 a.m. Pacific. The event will be live on | Read More

  • Don't Lose Trying Too Hard to Win

    In my article on chess technique, I wholeheartedly agreed with Frank J. Marshall's affirmation that "the hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." Indeed, tenacious defense is now the norm rather than the exception. Fifty years ago, the fir... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, June 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Second Norm “In May I took two weeks off from work. Shortly before it started I decided to play an open tournament in Liechte... | Read More

  • Insane, Surprising, or Beautiful Finishes, Part 2

    In last week’s article about insane, surprising, or beautiful finishes, I showed a horror story of a game by Irina Krush where she overlooked a mate in one (while three pawns ahead in an endgame), which cost her the World Championship for girls ... | Read More

    • The June Master's Bulletin is there

      This month there was unfortunately a delay of about a week (busy times with Norway Chess & Dubai!) but now it's there: the June issue of our PDF & PGN magazine The Master's Bulletin. Happy to see another great issue being ready, and reachi... | Read More

    • Beautiful queens sacrifices in the USChess Champs 2014

      The 2014 US Chess Champioships are being played in the chess capital city of USA, St Louis. Once again, they have organized a wonderful event with tons of strong GMs playing in both men´s and women´s events. Gata Kamsky and Timur Gareev are prob... | Read More

    • 2014 US Women's Championship Norms

      The 2014 US Women's Championship is going along with the US Championship this May 7-20 at the CCSCSL in St. Louis.  It is a 9-round RR.   There are WGM and WIM Norms available.     Highest Title Women's Title Name FIDE GM WGM Irina Krush ... | Read More

      • bigville
      • | Apr 14, 2014
    • Amateur Team East 2014 Report Out

      I posted a blog on this event last year saying that it was the most fun chess event I had ever been to and 2014 delivered on that hype again! My team, Vitaly Ryabinin (named for a friend who could not attend), consisted of the same 4 teammates fro... | Read More

      • RobKing
      • | Feb 20, 2014
    • Crushed by GM Irina Krush

      Last Saturday I was lucky to have the opportunity to attend a lecture and simultaneous exhibition by GM Irina Krush (2500 FIDE), the defending U.S. Women's Champion, at ChessIQ in Skokie, Il. GM Krush gave a 4 hour lecture on the Isolated Queen's... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jan 14, 2014

Video Lessons

  • Amura, Claudia Noemi

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    Claudia Noemi Amura, born Sep 26, 1970, is a Woman Grandmaster from Argentina.  She is the first Latin American woman to earn the male International Master title.  Her current Elo rating is 2344.  Her peak Elo rating is 2372.&n... Read More »

  • Abrahamyan, Tatev

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    Tatev Abrahamyan is a Woman’s International Master (WIM) who was born in Yerevan, Armenia on January 13, 1988.  In 2005, she tied for 1st in the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship, but lost the play-off match to Rusudan Goletiani. In... Read More »

  • Gulko, Boris

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    Boris Gulko, born Feb 9, 1947 in Germany, is a Grandmaster (1976) and former Soviet champion (1977).  In 1974, he won the Moscow championship.   He tried to emigrate from the Soviet Union for over 7 years and was finally allowe... Read More »