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WISH_I_WAS_A_GM
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  • Pfc. Seidman

              Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York.  The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review,"  Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More

  • Hikaru Nakamura: Rise of the Machines, the Conclusion

    In the first part of this article, we left our Chess Terminator playing countless blitz and bullet games during the last free day of the championship. In the following seventh round, Nakamura had a very tough opponent. By the way, this is a good... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 5

    Unorthodox Chess Players Einet890 asked a few questions, but I will only answer one here, and one other next time I do a Q&A article. Mr. Einet890, I’ll answer this question for everyone, though you’re welcome to use the ans... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman May 16, 2014

    "I am stuck at 1700. Does that make me studid?" "Is there a correlation between chess rating and IQ?" One of the world's leading physicists and expert on string theory is Ed Witten. Ed took up chess for a while and what was his rating? 1700. I d... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 13, 2013

    "I know doing basic tactics puzzles is good for me but I don't have much fun doing them. How can I make them more fun?" A great question. But of course the answer depends on a large part of what is preventing that study from being fun. It might b... | Read More


    • Chess Death Match 30 - Hikaru Nakamura vs Wesley So

      Hikaru Nakamura, the U.S.A's #1 ranked chess player, world #9, and arguably the world's best speed chess (bullet chess) player battles Wesley So, the exceptionally talented 21-year-old, and current world #10 in "Death Match 30". This video feature... | Read More

    • MODERN COMPETITIVE CHESS

      Modern competitive chess[edit] Competitive chess became visible in 1834, and the 1851 London Chess tournament raised concerns about the time taken by the players to deliberate their moves. On recording time it was found that players often took h... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • Playing and Losing in the Budapest Defense (After 24 year hiatus)

      Playing the Budapest Defense is like drinking a warm cup of coco near a crackling fire on a cold winter night.  It warms the heart and soul and gives one that sense of contented happiness.  At least for me it does but granted I like really messy... | Read More

      • SHoshall
      • | Dec 23, 2014
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    • Ads on this site

      What is it with this site playing Ads right over the middle of agame when your trying to play?????? fair enough after your game or prior but playing it loud is so distracting during a speed chess game!!!!???? this site has gone badly downhill tryi... | Read More

      • Leccychess
      • | Dec 19, 2014
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    • Overconfidence kills

      Josh Waitzkin, the subject of the movie searching for Bobby Fischer, tells his story in his book on the Art of Learning of how overconfidence basically killed his early chess career.  You can also buy chessmaster software and look at the physchol... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Dec 14, 2014
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  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... Read More »

  • Robertie, William

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    Bill Robertie was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 9, 1946.  He is a chess master and former winner of the U.S. chess speed championship.  In 1965, he tied for first in the USCF Golden Knights Correspondence Chess Championship, b... Read More »

  • Webb, Simon

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    Simon Webb (1949-2005) was an International Master (1977) and Correspondence Grandmaster (1983).  In 1966 he won the British Under-18 championship.  In 1969 he tied for 1st place (with Richard Eales) in the British Universities’ Ch... Read More »