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  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • Buckle

    If Buckle had entered the Tournament list [in 1851], and been pitted against Staunton, I think he would have proved victor, as the fine edge of Staunton's play was then taken off, a fact amply demonstrated in his matches with Anderssen and Willia... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • Is Chess Art?

    Is chess art? I bet that’s not the first time you’ve been asked that, or something like it. To the basic question, all kinds of answers have been offered, sometimes logical, sometimes passionate, sometimes contrived. Many might wonde... | Read More

  • GM Serper's Chess Video Quiz

    This is the time of the year when kids are passing their final exams in school, so I decided to offer a quiz for our readers too. We did regular chess tests before (for example, here and here), so today I decided to try something new. You... | Read More


    • Clashes nearly Parliement._UPD: 3 guard soldiers died.

      Today, on Monday, 31/08/2015 Parliament occurred during clashes between security forces and demonstrators. Mostly demonstrators was from right-radical "Svoboda" party (leader - Oleh Tyahnibok) and Radical party (leader - Oleh Lyashko), they demand... | Read More

      • Osokor
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    • Sattar Khan

      Sattar Khan (Persian: ستارخان, IPA: [sætːɒːɾ xɒn];) (Azeri:Səttar xan October 20, 1866 – November 17, 1914), honorarily titled Sardār-e Melli (Persian: سردار ملی‎ meaning National Commander) was a pivotal figure in the ... | Read More

    • In Conversation with Grandmaster Yury Shulman!

      (This interview was initially published in August 2015 on our blog; view it here!) Grandmaster Yury Shulman is one of the strongest players in the USA and in the world. He’s the top player in Illinois and is currently ranked 26th out of all p... | Read More

    • Lanka Chess News

      Do you know, there is a new chess news website in Sri Lanka. It's name is Lanka Chess First. Lanka chess first is very user friendly because they are using Sinhala language to post chess news.So we can understand something very easily.Lanka chess ... | Read More

      • menuri
      • | Aug 14, 2015
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    • ChessBase 13

      Here is a program great for tournamen players. It will analyze your games and make you a better chess player. ChessBase 13 Download Languages: German, English, Spanish, Dutch, French Delivery: Download Level: Any €99.90  ChessBase... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Aug 13, 2015
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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 »

  • Axedrez

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    The obsolete Spanish word for chess (which is now ajedrez).  The Portuguese player Damiano wrote a Spanish book suggesting chess was invented by Xerxes and should be named after Xerxes, hence, the word Axedrez.  Axedrez is used for the word ches... 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 »