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  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales: Polgar vs Silman

    I didn’t intend to write a 4th Cracked Grandmaster Tales article, but so many members asked me to do another that I decided to share a few more (true) stories. I hope you enjoy these as much as you did the others. Be warned: there mig... | Read More

  • The Last Cracked Grandmaster Tales

    This is my third and final Cracked Grandmaster Tales article. Click the links if you haven’t seen Cracked Grandmaster Tales and More Cracked Grandmaster Tales. We’ll start with Najdorf again since some people felt that he wouldn’t resort t... | Read More

  • The Only Certainties: Death Matches And Taxes

    If it feels like we haven't had a Death Match since the early summer, that's because we haven't! Back when GM Maxim Dlugy claimed his title, the days were at their longest and outdoor barbecues were in full swing. But don't fret! As th... | Read More

  • The Man with 1000 Names

    Q: What do Leigh Franklin James, Paul Hugo, Paula Little, Paula Minton, Sylvia Sharon, Kenneth Harding, Marie De Jourlet, Lana Preston, Paul H. Little, Jack Warren. D.R. Mason, Hugo Paul, Jack Warren, Dr. Lamb Library, Dr. Guenter Klow, Dorothy D... | Read More

  • The Killer Instinct

         There are many definitions for the concept, "killer instinct."  One of the better ones I found, from, tell us it's "an aggressive and ruthless determination to win or attain a goal."       Maybe it was an eventual p... | Read More

    • Photos: Showdown in St. Louis - Part Deux

      More photos from the Showdown in St. Louis. There´s a wonderful chess scene between the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis and the World Chess Hall of Fame.  Interactive exhibit - alluring not just to the younger ones.   ... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Nov 27, 2015
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    • Positional pawn sacrifices in Taichung

      This weekend there was a rapid event in Taichung. In contrast with some other tournaments here in Taiwan, the ones in Taichung seem to be a tad better organized: The adults played in a different building from the kids. In relative silence. The us... | Read More

      • Tapani
      • | Nov 23, 2015
    • Top 10 Most Common Atheist Arguments, and Why They Fail

      the following article is from this website :   I write very little in the area of Christian vs. atheist apologetics, and for good reason. It was in atheist chat-rooms and blogs that... | Read More

      • Lil-Jon
      • | Nov 2, 2015
    • got my phone taken away

      sorry guys i got my phone taken away but i still will play at school | Read More

      • bethina16
      • | Oct 30, 2015
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 5

      Part 5. In which Operation Chair is commenced and fails completely, and there are some draws Previously on the series: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Let's discuss the atmosphere around the match; we haven't touched that subject since Fi... | Read More

Video Lessons


  • Agrest, Evgeny

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    Evgeny Agrest, born Aug 15, 1966, is a Grandmaster now living in Sweden (since 1994).  He was born in Belarus.  His FIDE rating is 2592.   In 2003, he won a game from former world champion Ponomariov when Ponomariov’s cel... Read More »

  • Cell phone

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    In 2003, former world champion Ruslan Ponomariov was kicked out of a chess tournament because his cell phone rang during the course of a match.  As per article 13.4 of the laws of chess, he was disqualified when his cell phone rang during a g... Read More »