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  • 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

  • Slow Chess and more on at the Dan Heisman Learning Center

    Just as my "Novice Nook" column at Chess Cafe quickly became a misnomer because the 6-time "Best Instruction" winner is aimed at improving players of all levels, so has the Dan Heisman Learning Center (DHLC) here at quickly become more... | Read More


      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
    • The Best Linux Apps for Chess

      NOTE: I may update this post as apps add features or I learn of better alternatives. Feel free to send me suggestions to try! Also, many of these programs are free, but accept donations. If you can, consider donating to the projects you use  I h... | Read More

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      to any official of i am getting pigged off with FACEBOOK trying to get me logged on with them . it stops me from logging on for several hours at a time.this is a chess site ? if this continues i will not be renewing my membership . | Read More

      • rabnes
      • | Jun 19, 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 »