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  • The Greatest Chess Upsets, Part 1

    The Chess Olympiad is one of my favorite events. In the words of the Romanian GM Mihail Marin, "the champions themselves do not mind rubbing shoulders with mere mortals, even though this may look risky for their ratings." Most lopsided matchups,... | Read More

  • Kamsky's Endgame Play

    The Philadelphia Open recently concluded in my home city with the victory of the top seed, former world championship challenger, Gata Kamsky. Kamsky has a very unusual style, a style which I think many people neither understand or appreciate. I ... | Read More

  • Magnus Carlsen in the Queenless Middlegame

    You knew it was coming - Magnus Carlsen just won the title of World Champion by defeating Viswanathan Anand in Chennai, so it is time for an examination of the modern-day-Capablanca's play in complex endings. There is a huge amount of material o... | Read More

  • European Team Chess Championship Round 4

    Hi all! I come back with team results of European Team Chess Championship after round 4. You can see here: France-Czech Republic 2½-1½, Azerbaijan-Hungary 2-2, Grece Georgia 2-2, Ukraine-Armenia 3-1, Croatia-Israel 2-2, Turkey-Belarus 1½-2½,... | Read More

  • European Team Chess Championship Round 3

    Hi all, I'm come back. On European Team Chess Championship the 3rd round is ended. The results are here: France-Ukraine 3-1, Czech Republic-Turkey 3½-0½, Romania-Greece 2-2 Armenia-Austria2½-1½, Poland-Azerbaijan 1½-2½ Hungary-Spain3-1, G... | Read More

    • Opriţi construirea gropii de gunoi din vârful muntelui!

      [Helping a romanian campaing protecting the environment]Fiind bucovinean, nu pot sta pasiv. Ma adresez tuturor prietenilor de pe le adresez rugamintea sa se alature acestei initiative. Multumiri! Opriţi construirea gropii de gunoi din v... | Read More

      • unu
      • | May 22, 2015
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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.19.2015 - day 160

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Yuri M Kotkov in the Chigorin Memorial in Sochi in 1965: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Pal Benko in the Candidates Tournament in 1959: White to move and mate in 2: Our... | Read More

    • World Chess Map

      I am a huge chess fan tho not much of a heavy hitter :) But it's really more than just a board with pieces on for me: each game is a story - sometimes the plot is rather dull, sometimes it has Hitchcock suspense and Bradbury cliffhangers. Sometim... | Read More

      • alcyongirl
      • | May 15, 2015
    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.19.2015 - day 99

      American World Champion Robert James Fischer beat JS. Bennett in the USA junior championship in 1957: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov won against Miguel Illescas Cordoba in a rapid tournament in Madrid in 1988... | Read More

    • Uncle Sam Needs Your Help

      Uncle Sam is looking for chess players to fortify his ranks. In the 2014 World League Match the Russian Bear crushed Uncle Sam 335.5-154.5 See the link to the Team USA site. As an American, seeing thi... | Read More

      • aksuited
      • | Mar 18, 2015

  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended.  The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5).  The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Feb... Read More »

  • 1934 in chess

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    In January 1934, the Log Cabin Chess Club was founded by E. Forry Laucks in West Orange, New Jersey. In January 1934, Reuben Fine won the 17th Marshall Chess Club Championship. On January 5, 1934, the 14th Christmas Congress finished in Hastin... Read More »

  • 1932 in chess

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    The 12th Hastings Christmas Congress has held from December 28, 1931 to January 6, 1932.  It was won by Salo Flohr, scoring 8 out of 9 (+7=2), followed by Isaac Kashdan with 7.5, Euwe with 5, Sultan Khan with 4.5, Yates, Stoltz, and Menchik with ... Read More »

  • Romania

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    The Romanian Chess Federation was founded in 1925.  The first Romanian champion was A. Tyroler, who won it in 1926.  He was the winner in 1927 and 1928 as well.  Chess came under state sponsorship in 1946. Read More »