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  • Review: My Junior Years in 20 Games

    One of the first chess books I bought myself was a red little volume in German called Garrik Kasparow - Idol der Jugend by T.Lais. Published in 1983 - when Kasparov was just 20 years old - it contained 60 lightly annotated games played by the late... | Read More

  • Fire on the Boards in Tromso

    Hi guys, From August 1st through the 14th - the Chess Olympiad will be going on in Tromso, Norway So far, almost two rounds are completed, and there have been some blunders, time trouble, and some amazing tactical games Blunders If playing the... | Read More

  • The Sailor Who Beat Bobby Fischer

    In last week's article, we discussed how alcohol affects a chess player's abilities. There I mentioned the Soviet grandmaster Ratmir Dmitrievich Kholmov. I don't want the readers to have an impression that this great chess player was mostly famous... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 1

    Curse of the Hasty Pawn Advance EvgeniyZh (1192) – raj475 (1324)ICC Live Game (30-0), 2014 1.e4 b6 2.e4 e6 3.e5 I’ve seen many sub-1500 rated players make this kind of hasty pawn advance, and I will take this opportunity to make a comment ... | Read More

  • Snarky Silman Presents: Readers’ Questions

    One The Conflict That Never Was Jeffrey Baffo wrote (on Facebook): “Move First, Think Later. That book creates a major conflict between Jeremy Silman/traditional methods and what Hendriks is saying.” Answer: I’m answering this question ... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.15.2015 - day 126

      World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat NN in Rotterdam in 1922: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against J. Jones in a simul in Detroit in 1964: White to move and mate in 2: Our reader 2honjin from Japan be... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.11.2015 - day 122

      World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Masyutin in Kiev in 1914: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against Michalopoulos in a simul in Houston in 1964: White to move and mate in 4: Our reader 2honjin from Japa... | Read More

    • Team Japan の Vote Chess の検討 - 33...g5

      < Main Line > < c5 の Passed Pawn を無視した場合 > | Read More

      • takodori
      • | Apr 10, 2015
    • Hall of Shame round #4 The Dreaded Time Waster!

      So I'm back with another installment! So, I go for a quick 3|0 before bed. I am playing this guy "Whynotplayagain" and i actually made a horrible blunder in the game! but he/she missed it. well that's okay, I completely solidify my position and ga... | Read More

      • GmPrice
      • | Apr 3, 2015
    • The Evaluation of Material Imbalances

      Every novice soon learns a table of [DH: "average"] material value for the pieces, the most popular being 1-3-3-5-9, but with a bit more experience he learns that this table is not always reliable. There are two reasons for this: one is that an ... | Read More


  • Japan

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    Chess Facts related to Japan. During World War II, the Japanese confiscated chess books thinking they were military codes. In 1962, they held their first international chess tournament, organized by the Japanese Chess Federation, in Yokohama. It... Read More »

  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »

  • Simultaneous play

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    Karl Podzielny played 575 games simultaneously in 1978.  In 30 1/2 hours he  won 533 , drew 27, and lost 15.  Vlastimil Hort played 550 opponents, 201 simultaneously, and lost only 10 games in 1977.  The best record for simulta... Read More »