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  • Adonis

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the Ladies' International Chess Co... | Read More

  • 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


    • Happy Republic Day

      Republic Day in India Many people throughout India celebrate the nation's Republic Day, which is a gazetted holiday on January 26 each year. It is a day to remember when India's constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the coun... | Read More

    • THE WEST’S FOUR-PART STRATEGY TO DEAL WITH RADICAL ISLAM

      THE WEST’S FOUR-PART STRATEGY TO DEAL WITH RADICAL ISLAM By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, January 22, 2015 DAVOS, Switzerland — The conversation at Davos is often dominated by economics, and this year it’s no different. But the shock of the Pa... | Read More

    • تفاوت های گفتاری زنان و مردان

      (sociolinguistics) پیشگفتار – زبانشناسی اجتماعی یکی از شاخه های زبانشناسی است که به ارتباط متقابل زبان و جامعه می پردازد. ارتباط زبان و جنسیت، ... | Read More

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    • Priorslee Lions V Telford A

      Well after a cancelled match and a hectic Christmas where all the chasing pack were given the chance to put pressure on us at the top , as it turned out quite the opposite as they all seemed to cut each others throats leaving us with not only a po... | Read More

    • This is Ukraine today – January 21: Ukrainian army retreated from Donetsk Airport

      January 21 – Ukrainian army retreated from Donetsk Airport. Rest of airport buildings was fully destroyed. There was not any shelters for Ukrainian military in this place. Pisky village under control Ukrainian army. Rest of airport before tot... | Read More

      • Osokor
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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 »