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    • Prodigy Program - January 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety whether you have already registered for the Prodigy Program or are reading about it for the first time. Most importantly, regis... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Dec 19, 2014
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    • Первая победа над гроссмейстером. Да-да-да! :)

      Вдохновленный победой Степана над Магнусом, сегодня одержал свою первую победу над гроссмейстером. В наш московский офис #Acronis пригл... | Read More

      • zheka2005
      • | Dec 18, 2014
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    • Improvement at Last

      white bebo969 black longday576 ratings:1869-1811 This game although played in a five minute game has really given me a good deal of enjoyment as Ive worked extremely hard to get my tactical play up this entire year. I have new ideas about tactics... | Read More

      • longday576
      • | Dec 15, 2014
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    • Road to 100: Slow death and Sicilian Stew

      A couple of games - one I lost to stronger opponent, one I won against a marginally weaker one. I had white in both. I am on course to marginally improve my grade to 93ish in the January ratings.  This might be a long road. Kind of felt I last... | Read More

      • yucca
      • | Dec 15, 2014
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    • Group Matches Unfair Rating Pairings

      The players of the highest ratings should be paired, then, next highest rating, etc... I do not mind if I must play a higher rated opponent, still, what is fair in the minds of the TD & members of each group - should be of great importance to ... | Read More

      • pawntoss
      • | Dec 14, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »

  • Pogonina, Natalia

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    Natalia Pogonina (born on March 9, 1985) is one of the best female chess players in the world. Woman Grandmaster (WGM), three-times European champion (U16, twice U18), bronze prize winner at the World Championship (U18) and European Women Champi... Read More »

  • Elo, Arpad Emrick

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    Arpad Elo (1903-1992) was born in Egyhazaskeszo, Hungary, he moved to the United States with his parents in 1913.  He played in 37 consecutive state championships in Wisconsin, from 1933 to 1969, winning the title 7 times (1935, 1937, 1940, 1... Read More »

  • Cunningham, George

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    George Cunningham was born in Maine on March 25, 1909.  He was a college professor in Maine.  In 1978, he was Executive Director for the United States Chess Federation (USCF).  In 1980, he was the ratings statician for the USCF and ... Read More »

  • unusually good chess players

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    These famous people not only were avid chess players, but established the following ratings.  I'm not sure why, but leftist dictators and revolutionaries seem to be unusually good chess players. Alan Alda (actor) ... Read More »