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  • The 7 Weirdest Chess Openings

    Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... | 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 college basketball bracket contest. Play along wit... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, January 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Another Year “Another year has gone by, and this Bulletin starts the second year of our magazine in this form. While the Tata... | Read More

  • Can You Solve Our 2014 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back! is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2014. UPDATE:  The 2014 Holiday Puzzler has ended. Thanks to all who played and commented.  O... | Read More

    • Why I'm a bitch on

      Hi everyone, I've had a number of help staff, moderators (in Debate+), and regular users ask me "Andrea, why are you so mean to people on here?" Well, the answer to this question is multipart. There is me, there's you, and there's the larger pic... | Read More

    • Photo Idea, wish I could make it happen

      How about this guys (and gals).  Make a tournament chess clock that on every punch it also simulatenously (without strain) triggers a nearby photo camera which is set up to give an aerial shot of the chess board at whatever angle the staff has se... | Read More

      • Romans920
      • | Mar 12, 2015
    • Chess Jokes

      Hey all! This blog is dedicated to chess jokes! If you want me to add a joke, message me! JOKES: What did the Chess piece say to their friend that got pranked?You just got PAWNED.  What kind of chocolate bar does the king like to eat?A King Siz... | Read More

      • ChessKingT
      • | Mar 7, 2015
    • Thank you for removing this guy and heres what they wrote to me <3

      So this guy was writing on my wall, and i didnt understand what he meant first but then i got that he talked about my sexuality. I wrote to support to ask to get this guy banned or warned or something cause he didnt listen to me when i s... | Read More

    • Balante diferite ?!

      Citit cu mare atentie postarile sterse din TR. Evident ca sunt de acord ca nu sunt de acord cu adminii TR in privinta evenimentului care il include pe Atonaton. Se pare ca totul a fost ca un bulgare de zapada transformat in avalansa.  Ca sa rec... | Read More

      • DorinN69
      • | Feb 25, 2015

Video Lessons


  • Donaldson, John Walter

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    William John Donaldson, born in 1958, is an International Master (1983).   In 1983 he was the captain of the US team at the Greece Olympiad when he eloped with one of the top Russian lady players, Elena Akhmilovskaya.    H... Read More »

  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He played Board 2 for the Philippines in the 19... Read More »

  • Menchik-Stevenson, Vera

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    Vera Menchik-Stevenson (1906-1944) was the World Woman Chess Champion from 1927 to 1944.   Vera Menchik defended her title six times, scoring 78 wins, 4 draws, and only 1 loss.  In 1927 she won the first Women's World Chess... Read More »