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  • Manny

     Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience.  Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More

  • Max and Dorothea

      Le Roi jouant avec La Reine(Max Ernst, 1944) called "The King of Chess" in "Chess Review's" coverage of theImagery of Chess  "The King Playing With the Queen" was originally a wire-reinforced plaster sculpture  painted a homogenous blue.... | Read More

  • Women In Chess: Be Aggressive

    The recent Women's World Championship was a fascinating event. You could find everything we love about chess competitions: neat combinations, unpredictable results (will we ever forget Natalia Pogonina's amazing comebacks in almost every single ma... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other departments.) The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More

  • Never Trust Your Opponent!

    In 2007, at the Far West Open in Reno, I played the first two grandmasters of my life: Melik Khachiyan and fellow columnist Gregory Serper. Khachiyan soundly outplayed me in a King's Indian, but my battle with Gregory was a different k... | Read More

    • Newsletter #44: MC Satellite Event in Africa & One-time Registration Discount

      Satellite Event in Africa I (Amy) was in Nairobi which is the capital city of Kenya for a total of 4 days. The purpose of my trip was to do an appearance for the first Millionaire Chess satellite tournament. Show... | Read More

    • 5 things that set masters apart (hint: not IQ!)

      What differentiates a less experienced player from a strong master? I've been flipping through a bunch of games of strong masters on recently and, in contrast to watching the games of club players, have noticed some patterns of dist... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | May 17, 2015
    • To think like a Grandmaster

      The photo above is of Alexander Kotov. He was the author ofsuch books as "Think like a grandmaster", and "Train like a gandmaster."  Kotov's advice to identify candidate and methodically examine them to build up an "analysis tree." this idea is... | Read More

      • perrybridd
      • | May 16, 2015
    • Supermassive Black Hole Merger

      Pulsing light may indicate supermassive black hole merger   April 20, 2015 University of Maryland Two black holes entwined in a gravitational tango in an earlier artist's conception of black holes. Credit: NASA As two galaxies enter the ... | Read More

    • How to Get Far in Chess: Get the Basics Right!

      Master the basics – only then you can go any further You study hard to be better at chess. You spend hours and hours accumulating knowledge of all stages of the game, tactics, strategy and all – till the cows come home – yet, you see only ma... | 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 »