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  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Elite 8

    Who is the strongest world chess champion ever? As Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand battle it out for the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi, the All-Time World Chess Championship Tournament continues here on Chess.com.  After an e... | Read More

  • Coaches Get Off Couches For Death Match 28

    Two of the world's most accomplished chess coaches will put down their red pens and fire up their laptops for Death Match 28. GM Giorgi Kacheishvili, coach of this year's U.S. Women's Champion and U.S. Championship finalist, and GM Simen Agdeste... | Read More

  • America's First Women's Championship Match

         American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s.  In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted match was played between two highly considered lady chess players to determine t... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, August 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “In July I was on holidays for most of the month, and so I missed a lot of chess, for instance the annual tourn... | Read More


    • Chessmen Move. But What For Exactly?

      Chess Square One is Broken Let’s put it bluntly, the 1500-year-old-plus traditional way of starting in chess with how chessmen make moves, coming invariably before everything else, is “fundamentally flawed,” Nimzovich[1]. Sounds almost like... | Read More

    • USCL Wildcard round/Playoff Predictions

      As the struggling New York Giants desperately try to correct their season against the Seattle Seahawks, a similar picture is emerging in the USCL. After a crazy season that saw new teams joining the fray, old powerhouses relegated to the bottom of... | Read More

    • Baltimore Kingfishers' 2014 Week 9 Preview

      Boston Blitz vs. Baltimore Kingfishers IM Steven Zierk (2543) - GM Akshayraj Kore (2543) FM Denys Shmelov (2473) - IM Levan Bregadze (2530) NM Chris Williams (2310) - FM Alex Barnett (2330) NM Ilya Krasik (2264) - NM Andrew Zheng (2208)   W... | Read More

    • ChessIQ October Quad II

      On Saturday I played in a quad at ChessIQ, my second tournament of the month. I played well for the most part, scoring two out of three and bumping my rating up to 1518. In this blog post, I'm going to try something a bit different--listing one mi... | Read More

      • Pligrim
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    • USCL Week 8 Power Rankings

      With just two weeks left before the end of the season, some teams have ceased to consider their playoff chances, focusing instead on their playoff positioning. Besides the obvious benefit of the bye week for the top 6 teams, draw odds is a monumen... | 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. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... 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 »