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  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More

  • Play Magnus App Review

    Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos, and an interactive tournament feature. The app runs quickly ... | Read More

  • The Cab Driver Who Knew How to Play Chess

    In the beginning of 1980s, a young and promising British international master (let's call him Nigel) played a chess tournament in the Soviet Union. At that point, a tournament in the USSR was the best possible chess school for any chess player, an... | Read More

  • 5 Ways Chess Can Boost Your Resumé

    Working on your chess doesn’t have to translate to results solely over the board. Experience in chess can go a long way in applications, university personal statements, and job interviews. However, you have to highlight the right skill... | Read More

  • Review: Playing the Trompowsky

    I recently took a train from Amsterdam to the quaint little Belgium town of Bruges. Looking for a book to keep me occupied for the four hour ride, I remembered my review copy of Richard Pert’s Playing the Trompowsky, which is certainly thinner t... | Read More


    • Analysis of the Game of Chess (2014)

      Disclaimer to the reader: This is my translation of Danican André Philidor's (1726-1795) masterwork (Analyse du jeu des échecs) to modern day english (2014) with dynamic examples. The original source document was written in French and was transl... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Nov 14, 2014
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    • Sick of TV Shows with Bad Content? Just read!

      Are you tired of TV shows that have too much offensive content? Well, to quote myself, "Why don't we just read books?" Especially if you have an ereader. Because of a web site called Project Gutenburg, you can download free ancient works. Or at l... | Read More

      • mapayt
      • | Nov 6, 2014
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    • Bilbao, Budapest, Dominican Republic, Hoogeveen

      Since my last blog post I've travelled so much, and new trips are on the horizon again! A few days before I'll be travelling to Sochi for the Anand-Carlsen match let me share what I did since the Olympiad. In September I was happy to return to B... | Read More

    • Journeys large and small: Karlštejn or The bored guards

      This year I spent the first part of my three week holiday in Prague. Having remembered my Czech friends’ recommendations given during the previous edition of the Chess Train, I also decided to visit places they described as worth visiting, tho... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Nov 1, 2014
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    • Chess Code of Chivalry

        “The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.”  -Honore de Balzac “There is another side to chivalry.  If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.” - Freda Adler ... | Read More


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  • Zugzwang

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    Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung", Zugzwang is a German word meaning "obligation to move".  The term is used for a position in which whoever has the move would obtain a worse result than if it were the opponent’s turn to play. A player is said to b... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Greenblatt, Richard D.

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    Richard D. Greenblatt, born in 1945, is a computer programmer.  In late 1966, as an MIT undergraduate, he began to develop a computer chess program of his own.  He had been challenged by Hubert Dreyfus, who criticized the usefulness... Read More »

  • Teichmann, Richard

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    Richard Teichmann (1868-1925) was a German player, born in Lehnitzsch Sach-Altenburg, Germany, and one of the top players in the world at the beginning of the 20th century.  He was blind in his right eye and wore an eye patch when playing in ... Read More »

  • Tartakower, Saviely

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    Saviely Tartakower (1887-1956) was a Grandmaster from France (1950) who played for Poland in six consecutive Olympiads although he never lived there nor could speak the language (he could speak Russian, German, French, and English, and knew Latin ... Read More »