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  • Inexperienced Player Mistakes

    The World Youth Championship that took place in Greece last month was a great showcase of the best young chess players from all around the world. It also demonstrated the typical mistakes many young players make. While today we are going to... | Read More

  • The Chess Heritage Of Emory Tate

    This is the last installment of my tribute to IM Emory Tate. The first two parts can be found here and here. There are definitely people out there who knew Emory much better than me, so they could disagree, but I always had an impression that hi... | Read More

  • Remembering IM Emory Tate

    On October 17, the chess world suffered yet another devastating loss: IM Emory Tate passed away at age 56. Though he was taken from this world much too soon, Emory has left behind an unforgettable legacy, and he will forever be remembered as ... | Read More

  • More Secrets Of The Soviet Chess School

    In the first part of this article I demonstrated by my own example that the biggest secret of the Soviet school of chess was the utmost motivation of the Soviet players.  We simply had no right to do wrong since the consequence could be ... | Read More

  • The Positional Queen Sacrifice

    Alone together. Foolish wisdom. Cruel kindness. Arrogant humility. All of these phrases are oxymorons, "combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings."  The title of this article seems to fit this definition to the lett... | Read More

    • Moscow upset but US says American citizens banned from doing business with FIDE and Ilyumzhinov

      The US Treasury Department said it has frozen US assets of four people and six entities, including a Russian bank. Additionally, Americans will be prohibited from doing business with the targets.Read more: | Read More

    • How to Build IQP Attack

      The recently finished ETCC in Reykjavik ended with convincing wins of both male and female Russian teams. One of the players of the men's team was Evgeny Tomashevky. The current Russian champion demonstrated his usual high class and produced the f... | Read More

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    • Checkmates of the day 32

      In 2012 in the Blitz World Championship russian grandmaster Peter Svidler beat Viktor Bologan,the best player from Moldova: White to move and checkmates in 1:   Grandmaster Peter Svidler beat the best Chech player David Navara in 2012 in Pra... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day 31

      The best Ukrainen player Vassily Ivanchuk won against russian start Alexander Morozevich in Reggio Emilia in 2011: White to move and checkmates in 1: The best english player Michael Adams beat Vassily Ivanchuk in the European championship in 2... | Read More

    • European Team Chess Championship 2015 (Woman Section)

      Congraulation to Russia for winning the woman section!!! Ranking Team Win Tie Lost 1 Russia  8  1  0 2 Ukraine 7  1  1 3 Georgia  6  2  1 4 Poland  5  1  3 5 France  5  1  3 6 Germany  5  1  3 7 Hungary  5  1  3 8 Italy  5 ... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Baburin, Alexander

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    Alexander Baburin was born on Feb 19, 1967 in Gorky.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 7.  In 1990 he was awarded the IM title.  He  moved from the Russia to Ireland in 1993 and became a Grandmaster in 1996.  He is the first an... Read More »

  • Chigorin, Mikhail

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    Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin (1850-1908), was born on November 12 (October 31, Old Style), 1850 near St. Petersburg.   In 1860, he parents died and at the age of 10, he became an orphan.  In 1867, at the age 16, he learned chess from his school t... Read More »

  • 1935 in chess

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    In 1935, the magazine CHESS was founded by B.H. Wood in Sutton Coldfield. In January 1935, Isaac Kashdan and A. Kupchik tied for 1st in the Manhattan Chess Club championship.  After dividing the prize money, they played one game to decide the Cl... Read More »

  • Karjakin, Sergey

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    Sergey Karjaki is a Ukrainian Grandmaster, born in simferopol, Ukraine on January 12, 1990,later moved to russia.   On August 20, 2002, at the age of 12 years and 7 months, he was the youngest grandmaster in history.  He was the world champion ... Read More »

  • Alekhine, Alexander

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    Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was the winner of the first Soviet Chess Championship (1920) and the only man to die while holding the world chess championship.  He learned chess from his older brother Alexei (1888-1939).  He studied law at the S... Read More »