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japandesai
japandesai
Location: godhra, India
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japanza08
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Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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aqjapan2014
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Location: Tokyo, Japan
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kyouka-japan
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Location: Japan
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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


    • JIC

       Hi everybody! I should keep announcing this every now and again. I have 2 of now the newest and growing chess.com competitions.  1. The Junior International Cup (Under 18 World League)  The 2015 competition started a few days ago, to make it i... | Read More

      • Henry1996
      • | Nov 20, 2014
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    • 2 Incoming BIG brand new chess.com competitions Please read!

      Hi everybody! I should keep announcing this every now and again. I have 2 of now the newest and growing chess.com competitions.  1. The Junior International Cup (Under 18 World League)  The 2015 competition started a few days ago, to make it... | Read More

      • aussiedj
      • | Nov 18, 2014
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    • GM Nielsen vs Meijin Habu(Chess) ニールセン対羽生

      日本語情報は英語の後に来ます。 A exhibition chess match between GM Peter Nielsen and Shogi(Japanese chess) Meijin Yoshiharu Habu will take place and go public for viewers on December 7 as a program of the 6th International Shogi Fo... | Read More

      • takodori
      • | Nov 7, 2014
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    • Eugene A. Znosko-Borovsky: A Short History

      Eugene Alexandrovich Znosko-Borovsky (8/16/1884-12/31/1954) was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was educated at the prestigious "Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum" for youths of prominent Russian Families and received an excellent education. He is one of t... | Read More

    • The Bishop and The Grandmaster

      By: Adisa Banjoko and Grandmaster Maurice Ashley  I don’t play either side or the king, I play God/ Heavenly wars played out on hand carved boards –Rakaa Iriscience, 64 Squares in the Cipher    Thinking Like A King  About seven years ... | Read More


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  • 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 »