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TheRussianNM
TheRussianNM
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aminolykarpov886
aminolykarpov886
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aminolykarpov786
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aminolykarpov686
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nanihanibani
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  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II

        The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... | Read More

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Bad

    Topic for June: the endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column.) The Bad Things About Speed Chess? (For answers to all other speed chess questions received, please read my replies in the for... | Read More

  • How To Be A Chess Legend

    Legend: a story coming down from the past; especially: one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable (Merriam Webster Dictionary). There are great chess players and there are legendary chess players. What's the differenc... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Tactics

    Do you find yourself getting a good position only to spoil it by missing a simple tactic?  How about getting a promising attack but failing to find a forced mate or win of material?  I hope these five simple tips will help to sharpen y... | Read More


    • Walter Browne, R.I.P.

      I was shocked when I heard that Walter Browne had died in his sleep in Las Vegas at age 66.   I first met Walter Browne in 1969 at the American Open in Santa Monica.  We were good friends and played tennis together.  Many of the major tourname... | Read More

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    • Norway Chess 2015 - Round 7

      All drawn today, but not without a spark or two. Anand went for the old line, known from Kasparov-Karpov, m/4 Seville 1987, won convincingly by Kasparov.  Giri played the Pirc and was happy to draw, while Carlsen went for a very dubious line on... | Read More

    • Chess Structures in Practice - The Ruy Lopez

      To read this article and more, follow my blog http://chess-structures.com/ The following game is one of many interesting examples I had to leave out of my book simply because of space limitations. Anyway, watching over the games of the Women’... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 06.17.2015 - day 189

      World Champion Alexander Alekhine won against Boris Verlinsky in Odessa in 1918: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat World Champion Anatoly Karpov in Brussels 1987: White to move and mate in 3: Our reader Arara... | Read More

    • Introduction to Contender Death Match Series

      I am happy to announce a new Contender Series which I have started. Why have I started this you may ask? Well during my chess journey, I have had online friends and people challenge me to a Series of chess games for fun. My opponents enjoy pla... | Read More


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  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He won the Philippine championship in 1956 and 1960.  ... Read More »

  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Prophylaxis

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    In chess, Prophylaxis means guarding or preventing a move before it is made. A prophylactic move usually haults the opponent from taking action in an area. One example of prophylaxis is, when the king is buried behind a wall of pawns, moving a paw... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Beliavsky, Alexander

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    Alexander Genrikhovich Beliavsky (Belyavsky) was born on Decmber 17, 1953 in Lviv, USSR.  After finishing school, he did not qualify for the University Law Faculty, but was accepted in the Sports College as chess was considered a sport in the USS... Read More »