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  • Official 2014 Mind Games Tournament Rules

    Chess.com's Mind Games Tournament Details & Schedule: Starting September 15th | Round 1 of 2014 Mind Games Begins: Round 1 of the tournament will start on September 15th Must be a member of the Mind Games group here http://www.chess.com... | Read More

  • Chess.com University's Online Youth and Novice Chess Camp Updates

    After organizing the world's first online chess camp, which was aimed at intermediate and advanced adult tournament players, Chess.com University is back with another online chess camp, this time for youth and novice chess players!   Chess.com... | Read More

  • RIP Thomas Elberling

    This article will be extremely brief yet necessary. I just got news that Thomas Elberling, a very promising young player from New Jersey, was fatally shot by his father. He was #5 in the US for his 11 year olds and I have seen him around at tourna... | Read More

  • Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops

    A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... | Read More

  • Chess Caviar

       One of the most interesting continual threads in the chess.com forums is called "Post Your Own Miniatures Here."  Many very good players post their less-than-thirty-moves games showing off their skill, and sometimes brilliance, in punishing... | Read More


    • Golden Gambits, Evan's Gambit

      Welcome opponents, friends, and viewers to another blog on the series Golden Gambits. Today we have a special post by Luidefumes, a chess player, friend, and today; blogger! We both worked on this blog together so make sure to check his profile fo... | Read More

    • USCL Week 4 preview/predictions

      We managed to climb back into the discussion last week, but with the divisional race extremely tight it's hardly time to let up. Tonight we face off against the struggling New England Nor'Easters. One of the 2010 expansion teams, New England took ... | Read More

    • September 16: Verkhovna Rada and the European Parliament have simultaneously ratified Ukraine-EU Ass

      This is Ukraine today – September 16: Verkhovna Rada and the European Parliament have simultaneously ratified Ukraine-EU Association Agreement Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Gre... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Known Traps & Attacks

      The Diagonial Knight TrapThis is a position that is worth remembering as it has considerable practical value. In general, a bishop placed three squares vertically or horizontally from a knight will cover all of the knight's moves in the bishop's d... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Queen sacrifice for the title

      Let me introduce myself. I am IM Rudolf Sertić from Croatia. In this post I wanted to show you one of my best games. This was a game full of inspiration. This game I played when I was 15 teen years old. In that game I was inspired with the Nim... | Read More

      • Rudus
      • | Sep 16, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Kalme, Charles

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    Charles Kalme (1939-2002) was the U.S. Junior Open champion in 1955, which was held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1957 he was the U.S. Intercollegiate Chess Champion.  In 1960 he was on the winning U.S. Student Olympiad team (Lombardy, Kalme, R Wein... Read More »

  • Reubens, Emil

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    Emil Reubens was born in Russia on September 23, 1886.  He was a master emeritus and USCF life director.  He was a founding member of the United States Chess Federation.  In June, 1973, he received a Master’s degree in busines... Read More »

  • Niro, Frank

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    Frank Niro was born in Milford, Massachusetts on September 28, 1948.  In 1973, he won the American Postal Chess Tournament (APCT) League championship and became a correspondence master in that organization in 1975.  From 1984 to 1986, he... Read More »

  • Henley, Ronald Watson

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    Ron Henley is an American Grandmaster (1982) from Houston, Texas.  He is the only American selected as a second to a Soviet player.  He served as second to Anatoly Karpov in the 1990 World Championship match.  He was Karpov’s ... Read More »

  • Gligoric, Svetozar

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    Svetozar Gligoric. born Feb 2, 1923, is a Serbian (Yugoslav) Grandmaster (1951).  He learned the game of chess at age 11, taught by a boarder taken in by his mother.   In 1938, at the age of 15, he won the Belgrade Chess Club c... Read More »