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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

    • Boxing Day Master Match - Raffles JC Alumni vs Rest of the World

      For one reason or another, a bunch of chess friends managed to find themselves available on 26th of December so I organized a double round Scheveningen blitz match for a Boxing Day celebration (ok, it's just an excuse to play more chess).   Rep... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Dec 26, 2014
    • Nation of Friends

      I have tried to play someone from every country on Mother Earth. This is all I have so far. If your country is not on this list, PLEASE challenge me to a match. I am still learning.   Afghanistan Albania Argentina Armenia Australia Austria... | Read More

      • Kem_Nebu
      • | Dec 4, 2014
    • JIC

       Hi everybody! I should keep announcing this every now and again. I have 2 of now the newest and growing competitions.  1. The Junior International Cup (Under 18 World League)  The 2015 competition started a few days ago, to make it i... | Read More

      • Henry1996
      • | Nov 20, 2014
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    • 2 Incoming BIG brand new competitions Please read!

      Hi everybody! I should keep announcing this every now and again. I have 2 of now the newest and growing competitions.  1. The Junior International Cup (Under 18 World League)  The 2015 competition started a few days ago, to make it... | Read More

      • aussiedj
      • | Nov 18, 2014
    • Common sense...

      It is common sense NOT to criticize people for their look, clothing or name. Only Vadim Tudor in Romania was doing that. Someone misses him? Hope not. Ține de cei 7 ani de acasă să NU critici lumea după cum arată, după cum se îmbracă sau ... | Read More

  • 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 »