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  • Chess in the Vieux Carré

         The Vieux Carré  or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans.  Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more Americanized eroding th... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin: 30% OFF - Your Last Chance!

    This week celebrates its 7-year-anniversary, and we've got something for you! We're offering a 30% discount on our magazine The Master's Bulletin, which offers 40 pages each month with articles on openings, middlegame and endgame as well... | Read More

  • The 2014 Holly Heisman Memorial Charity Chess Tournament

    My first wife, Susan Hollis (Holly) Bloom Heisman, passed away of breast cancer in Oct 1994. Among her social work jobs had been working with battered wives and runaway teens. She also did extensive volunteering for the American Cancer Society (I ... | Read More

  • Rice's Gambit

         I had, of course, heard about Prof. Isaac L. Rice and his gambit as well as  his famous Rice Gambit Tournaments. But my superficial impression over the years was that the gambit wasn't particularly good and that the tournaments were mos... | Read More

  • You can and will improve your chess play!

    It is my goal to give back to the chess world every single bit of knowledge I have acquired about the game, without exception. Chess has been a major part of my life and it's time for me to share. How can you be a part of this? Please read on for ... | Read More

    • 2014 Western Invitational Chess Camp - Recap!

        2014 Chess Camp Group Photo   Hi all - Robby Adamson checking in after another awesome week of chess! As many of you know, I have the privilege of running the strongest chess camp in the United States, the Western Invitational Chess Camp (w... | Read More

    • The 10 Most Important Moments in Chess History (chess home page)

      Without going through the entire article (here is the link: ).  Does anybody else find that #1 (probably in order from newest to oldest) "The Magnus Era: 2013" shou... | Read More

      • AaronGo
      • | Jul 29, 2014

      Why do I need a Membership to talk in other chats??? I ask this becuase there is a lot of inappropriate talk in some, and I want to tell them to stop. BUT NO!!! They get to keep on going. | Read More

    • I have been fortunate in life

      I am not a rich person, in terms of monetary wealth, but I am comfortable after my career.  I was not raised with a "silver spoon" in my mouth.  I have an old china pattern, some inherited silverware, and a garden I call my own. But, I think it... | Read More

    • Signs of Progress

      Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. - George Bernard Shaw   When I first created my membership on I expected to have a chess rating between 1300 -1400. I quickly disco... | Read More

      • dillarse
      • | Jul 9, 2014

  • 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 »

  • Cramer, Fred

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    Fred Cramer (1912-1989) was a former USCF Membership chairman and USCF President (1961-1964).  In the 1970s, he was the FIDE vice-president.  He was Bobby Fischer’s manager during the 1972 World Championship Match.  ... Read More »

  • British Chess Association

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    The first national body to promote chess in Britain.  A newly organized BCA was founded in 1884 by Wordsworth Donisthorpe (1847-1914).  Winston Churchill's father, Lord Randolph Churchill (1849-1895), was elected Vice President of th... Read More »