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    • The Thread Inquisition

      It saddens me that forums like religious and political forums not in the Open Discussion, troll threads, and naming and shaming threads exist.We often do nothing to report these threads to staff directly so these threads grow and multiply thus re... | Read More

    • Potential Debate Between Open Discussion and Tirades and Vendettas

      It was thought by some people in Open Discussion that it would be very nice to have some kind of debate or open discussion with members of Tirades and Vendettas. There are various forms this could happen. However, we knew to have such a debate we... | Read More

      • ponz111
      • | Feb 1, 2014
    • Compare Two Main Open Discussion Groups on

      Comparison of the Two Main Open Discussion Groups on These are Open Discussion and Tirades and Venedettas These two groups are allowed to discuss almost anything including politics and religion Open Discussion has 900 members   Tirad... | Read More

      • ponz111
      • | Jan 31, 2014
    • 03-02-12 - Wash You, Make You Clean

      03-02-12 - Wash You, Make You Clean Isaiah 1:15-17 /  15And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers,... | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Mar 2, 2012
    • Closing my account

      I am going to close my account. I enjoyed the past year very much, playing chess and having conversations like on the Open Discussion forum. Thank you for all the friendship, games, conversations and trophies! Maybe it is no surprise to some ;-) ... | Read More

      • jerommeke
      • | Jul 2, 2010

  • Baburin, Alexander

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    Alexander Baburin was born on Feb 19, 1967 in Gorky.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 7.  In 1990 he was awarded the IM title.  He  moved from the Russia to Ireland in 1993 and became a Grandmaster in 1996.  He is the first an... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Blackburne's Mate

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    Note how the white bishops are raking the black king position.White sacrifices the queen with Qxh5 gxh5.Having forced open the diagonal leading to Black's king,White plays Bh7 checkmate.The bishop is protected by the knight on g5. Read More »

  • Weinberger, Tibor

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    FIDE Master and USCF Senior Master. He was a Hungarian master who played in five Hungarian championships from 1952 through 1956. He came to the United States in 1957. In 1957, he won the Minneapolis Open and the New Jersey Open. In 1958, he ... Read More »

  • Abreu Delgado, Aryam

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    Aryam Abreu-Delgado was born on July 9, 1978 in Cuba.  He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2008.  His best Elo rating was 2502 in 2008.  In 2007, he took 4th place in the Cuban Championship.  He took 1st place at the Capablanca Memorial Op... Read More »