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  • Can You Guess These 13 Famous Chess Players?

    Can you identify some of the most famous chess players ever? Find out in another fun contest here on  If you whiffed on our devilishly hard 2014 Holiday Puzzler, take heart: all you have to do this time is fill in the last name o... | Read More

  • What’s The Best Place To Play Chess?

    There are a lot of options for the best place to play chess. Perhaps it’s in a large tournament, or even the world championship match, with millions of dollars on the line, and your opponent just blundered.  Maybe it’s ju... | Read More

  • Fill Out Your Bracket To Win Prizes

    The sports network ESPN estimates that 70 million college basketball brackets will be filled out this week in the United States alone. You can get in on the fun by joining the official college basketball bracket contest. Play along wit... | Read More

  • Little Mother

         In the 1890s women's chess in England, as in most places, was considered nearly inconsequential.  To bring this arena to the forefront required dedication, energy and persistance.  It so happened that many of the women who had those re... | Read More

  • You Can Play Hikaru Nakamura This Saturday

    UPDATE: This article, written for the first "Nakamura's Knockout" event in March. NEXT Nakamura's Knockouts is this Saturday, April 18th at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern. Have you ever wanted to take on the best chess player in the United States and... | Read More

    • Pittsbourgh Chess League

      So I went to my first ever chess tournament this last weekend as part of CMU's Team 3. I actually got lucky since I was unrated and wasn't going to play for the team (just play as an alternate against a random player). But two of the 5 rated playe... | Read More

      • MYST_er_Y
      • | Sep 30, 2015
    • Towards Stronger Game

      Some days ago I decided to start playing chess again after some years break. After I got some experience about chess on here,, I went a bit further. I promised myself to be as strong player as possible, and this lead me to think about ho... | Read More

      • Alasre
      • | Sep 25, 2015
    • Bullet Brawl Wednesday - What´s Wrong With This Picture?

      If a picture is worth a thousand words, IM Danny Rensch is just the chess player to speak them. You´ll get a kick out of watching his shows and hearing his commentary. Conversely, you´ĺl kick yourself if you miss them, especially today´s Bulle... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Sep 23, 2015
    • Westchester Chess Club

      A few weeks ago, I made my first trip to the Westchester Chess Club, which holds regular meetings on Thursday evenings (8pm) at the Trinity Lutheran Church on 25 Crane Road, Scarsdale NY, 10583. I went during a casual game night; other nights ta... | Read More


      Well, if you haven't heard about the amazing programming on Marathon Monday, here's yet another chance to get in on the action! There's something for everyone, so check out the shows in our line-up today:   FIRST up:  MAN vs. MACHINE at 12pm P... | 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 »

  • 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 »