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  • The Only Certainties: Death Matches And Taxes

    If it feels like we haven't had a Death Match since the early summer, that's because we haven't! Back when GM Maxim Dlugy claimed his title, the days were at their longest and outdoor barbecues were in full swing. But don't fret! As th... | Read More

  • 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

    • CONSPIRACY THEORIES #1: Spongebob squarepants: Squidwards suicide

      i am going to start posting some conspiracy theories every week. today we will talk about the spongebob episode where squidward commits suicide, and it is banned , so good luck  finding it online. most of the videos are fake. heres the  stor... | Read More

      • Lil-Jon
      • | Nov 27, 2015
    • St. Louis Showdown Photos

      The first photo is of Lulu, one of the club staff at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis @ccscsl. Last weekend I travelled to see the scene during the rapid and blitz rounds of the 2015 Showdown. The top two Americans (who sport the ... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Nov 22, 2015
    • Laundry Day

      Soon I am going to do a shocking expose on the Knights and how powerful of piece they can be. A little twist, however, there will be four blog posts on the subject ranging from rank noob (or teachers of noobs) to at least Expert strength. I will b... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Nov 16, 2015
    • Taking A Long Break on Live

           Hello, I'am still here even you did'nt give comments to my blogs.      On September 11, 2014, I created my account on (I'am nothing to do with the date even 13 years ago, Bobby Fischer.....on Philippine radio....) Anyway, it... | Read More

      • dtres
      • | Nov 14, 2015
    • SCU - High School Invitational 2015

      SCU Chess Club held our 3rd annual High School Invitiational tournament on Fri 13-Nov-2015, with 30 players from four schools competing against two club members. The 7 round Swiss-style event was won by club member Anthony Camilleri on 6½ point... | Read More

Video Lessons


  • 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 won the Philippine championship in 1956 and 1960.  ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »