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  • NEW: Chess Informant 121 Midnight Sun

    Chess Informant 121 Midnight SunPaperback, 348 pagesProduct page (book/CD) WONDERFUL OLYMPIAD Just as chess fans all over the world were excited by the goings-on at the recent Chess Olympics, so were the staff at Chess Informant excited at... | Read More

  • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

    The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent ... | Read More

  • Good bishop, bad knight

    In our games we have the questions many times: Do I want to keep the bishop or the knight for the endgame. To be able to find the right answer we need to know the advantages and the disadvantages of the bishop and the knight. The bishop is strong... | Read More

  • Scoring the Winning Goal

    Slowly, I savored my "organic" burger with cheddar and avocado slices. Although my surroundings were bursting with life, all that I could focus on was the dramatic last round. In a sense, the thought of playing the last chess game was therapeutic,... | Read More

  • The Enigmatic Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Mark Paragua from the Philippines is not a household name. But he is a very strong and solid GM who can be a dangerous opponent for anyone. The next remarkable game played by Mark both fascinates and puzzles me. Let's see what happened... | Read More

    • Singapore Masters Blitz Invitational 2015

      Personally, I would prefer to play in events where I can get a decent number of rounds with stronger players to ‘teach me a lesson’. I also believe my contemporaries also feel the same way, that is, they would prefer tourneys where they could ... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Mar 3, 2015

      The head of military staff, the most senior officer in the armies of several nations including United States of America, Ireland, Philippines, and France, is called chief of staff. Chief of staff is principal staff officer, who coordinates the mil... | Read More

      • | Feb 9, 2015
    • All About Chess

      Remembering the 2001 Philippine Open Chess Championships The 2001 Philippine Open (Semi-Finals) was one of the most interesting chess events of the early 21'st Century. And not only because of the excellent start and sensational collapse of NM R... | Read More

    • Matches

      Open Matches NameOpponentPlayersRating RangeDays/MoveActionArgentina Chess Group vs Team Jamaica  Team Jamaica 1+ Open 3 days View Argentina Chess Group vs Nicaragua  Nicaragua 1+ Open 5 days View Argentina Chess Group vs Team Scotland  Team S... | Read More

      • geracarp75
      • | Dec 5, 2014
    • Nation of Friends

      I have tried to play someone from every country on Mother Earth. This is all I have so far. If your country is not on this list, PLEASE challenge me to a match. I am still learning.   Afghanistan Albania Argentina Armenia Australia Austria... | Read More

      • Kem_Nebu
      • | Dec 4, 2014

  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »

  • Baginskaite, Camilla

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    Camilla Baginskaite was born in Vilnus, Lithuania on April 24, 1967.  At age 15, she became the youngest female master in Lithuania.  In 1986, she took 3rd place in the World Championship for Girls under 20.  In 1988, she won the World Champion... Read More »

  • Torre, Eugene

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    Eugenio "Eugene" Torre, traditionally considered the strongest chess grandmaster the Philippines ever produced, was born in Iloilo City, Philippines on November 4, 1951.  In 1974, the young Torre became Asia’s first grandmaste... Read More »

  • Gheorghiu, Florin

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    Florin Gheorghiu, born April 6, 1944, was the first Romanian Grandmaster (1965).  He was world junior champion in 1963.  He was won the Romanian championship 9 times (1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1973, 1977, and 1984).  ... Read More »