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  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, March 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Tournaments, tournaments... “The month of February used to have one big event: Linares. This year there were no less than fiv... | Read More

  • Fill Out Your Bracket To Win Prizes

    The sports network ESPN estimates that 70 million college basketball brackets will be filled out this week in the United States alone. You can get in on the fun by joining the official Chess.com college basketball bracket contest. Play along wit... | Read More

  • An Incidental Champion

         Some men and women are clearly champions and reach the pinnacle of their field in an almost predictable manner. Some are champion material, but the fates have conspired against them, keeping them from reaching the very top.  Still other... | Read More

  • Levitsky

         Meisterdrittel.      It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More


    • Eastern Class Championships

      After a quite good Philly Open, my goal for the Eastern Class was, basically, to play the same way I did last month. For the most part, I managed to do so, scoring 3.5/5 against high-class opposition and picking up about 15 USCF points (unfortunat... | Read More

    • 45 45 (5)

      What do you do when you play a really bad, and dramatic game ? Go hide in a dark corner and sob for a few days, and not publish about it any time soon ? No. For the sake of a better world, and one's chess improvement it is good to work on self... | Read More

      • achja
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    • Success at the Maryland Open-Duel Blog

      Hey everyone, this is my first blog post since about nine months ago, since I haven't had a good tournament to blog about! After my very successful Potomac Open last August (Check out my previous two blog pots to see that tournament) where my rati... | Read More

    • 2015 Bruce Alberston Memorial Games

      Hi There Fellow Chess Fans! On April 25, 2015, on what would have been Bruce Alberston's Birthday, the Lehigh Valley Chess Club hosted our 1st Memorial Chess Tournament in his honor. Bruce Alberston had been playing chess since high school and w... | Read More

      • srdiamondd
      • | May 6, 2015
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    • Unbalanced Middlegames: Three Pawns for a Piece

      How should you play a middlegame with three pawns for a minor piece? Who has the advantage? No matter what theory or the computer says about your position, in practice the player with the better technique will win. I have recently been looking at... | Read More



  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Abonyi, Istvan

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    Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) was a Hungarian master.  He was born and died in Budapest.  In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit (1.a3 Nf6 2.b3 e5) against  the Dutch surge... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • 1933 in chess

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    On January 6, 1933, the 13th Annual Christmas Congress in Hastings ended.  The Premier event was won by Salo Flohr of Czechoslovakia, scoring 7 out of 9 (+5 =4).  He was followed by Pirc (6.5), L. Steiner and Sultan Khan (5.5), Michell (4.5), Al... 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 »