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jheng2015
jheng2015
Location: San Mateo Rizal, Philippines
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g10philippines
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eyoy198
eyoy198
Location: tel aviv, Israel
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kcirderhfarevir
kcirderhfarevir
Location: manila, Philippines
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rioprodigalidad
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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


    • Tidak Ada Cabang Catur di SEA Games 2015 Singapura!

      Pesta olahraga bangsa-bangsa Asia Tenggara (SEA Games) Singapura 2015 tinggal menghitung hari. Namun, publik catur tanah air pada khususnya dan publik catur di kawas ASEAN pada umumnya patut prihatin karena catur tidak masuk dalam cabang olahraga ... | Read More

      • Nawa607
      • | May 26, 2015
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    • Men are better than woman in Chess ?

      Nigel Short says men 'hardwired' to be better chess players than women Nigel Short, proof according to one critic that there is clearly no direct link between chess-playing ability and intelligence. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters ... | Read More

      • 1Chessdoc
      • | Apr 27, 2015
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    • Cars and chess

      Cars and chess players sometime don't make very good mates.  Here are a few items about cars, car accidents, and chess players.     In 1901, Johannes von Minckwitz (1843-1901) committed suicide by stepping in front of a street car near Biebr... | Read More

      • billwall
      • | Apr 18, 2015
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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.04.2015 - day 115

      World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Juan Corzo y Prinzipe in Havana in 1902: Black to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen won against World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov in the Tal Memorial Blitz tournament in Moscow in 2... | 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
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  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He won the Philippine championship in 1956 and 1960.  ... Read More »

  • 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 »