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  • The Greenwich Village Gambit

     Manhattan, early '60s --  a place and a time.       One of the few sources of insight into this particular chess scene comes to us through the pages of the March-April, 1964 issue of Frank Brady's marvelous, though short-lived, magazine... | Read More

  • 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


    • chess is invention

      chess is a language so we must invent new word in chess.movement in chess is alphabets in chess. | Read More

      • sallefarra
      • | Dec 18, 2014
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    • This is Ukraine today – December 17: Approximately 30 Ukrainian prisoners are in custody at va

      This is Ukraine today – December 17: Approximately 30 Ukrainian prisoners are in custody at various detention centers in Russia Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!December 17 – Russian Federation could start a full-scale continental w... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Dec 18, 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

      • zirtoc
      • | Dec 12, 2014
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      • | 1 comment
    • 40 Facts About Chess Most People Don't Know

      1. The number of possible unique chess games is much greater than the number of electrons in the universe. The number of electrons is estimated to be about 10^79, while the number of unique chess games is 10^120.   2. The longest chess game... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Dec 10, 2014
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    • When we gave our heart to a scornful beloved

              Language: Punjabi/Urdu  , English is Bold and Red    نی ملیا یار قہر وچ بھریا اوئے   (ملا یار جو قہر سے بھرا ہوا تھا)   ni milya yaar qahr wich bharya oye   I met a belov... | Read More

      • mian_125
      • | Dec 8, 2014
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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 »