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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

  • NEW: Chess Informant 121 Midnight Sun

    Chess Informant 121 Midnight SunPaperback, 348 pagesProduct page (book/CD) WONDERFUL OLYMPIAD Just as chess fans all over the world were excited by the goings-on at the recent Chess Olympics, so were the staff at Chess Informant excited at... | Read More

  • The Blackjack Death Match

    Chess.com's 21st Death Match will have GMs Georg Meier and Imre Balog at the card table on Saturday, February 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific. (GMT - 8) But who brings better cards to the casino? Meier, FIDE 2636, has a chip lead... | Read More

  • The Famous Warsaw Café of Kiev

    (This article was written/translated from the original Russian by WilhelmThe2nd )      In its day, in its particular place, in its brief moment in time,  the Warsaw Café was a well-known establishment in Kiev.  Even the building itse... | Read More

  • European Team Chess Championship Round 3

    Hi all, I'm come back. On European Team Chess Championship the 3rd round is ended. The results are here: France-Ukraine 3-1, Czech Republic-Turkey 3½-0½, Romania-Greece 2-2 Armenia-Austria2½-1½, Poland-Azerbaijan 1½-2½ Hungary-Spain3-1, G... | Read More

    • Stalemate in 10 moves? (Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the blunder)

      It turned out to my big surprise that a 10-moves stalemate is possible! Absurd, but possible. This was discovered by Sam Loyd, an American chess player and chess composer. I have no precise information on this, but at least some of the games below... | Read More

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      • | Dec 23, 2014
    • Go Grandelius <3 (Qatar Masters Open)

      Nils Grandelius (From Sweden) is playing well. He has 3.5/4 and are pressuring Eljanov.     Watch the games here (Official website): http://www.qatarmastersopen.com/video-stream/   Hugs to every cute boy and girl in here (Means everyone... | Read More

    • Qatar Masters Open, follow Nils Grandelius and others live

      Im watching Qatar Masters Open and the good thing with this is that the Rating in opponents range from 2300 to 2700, everybody plays each other. Kramnik, Giri etc meets grandmasters and WGM from all over the word ranked down to 2300 i think. Heres... | Read More

    • Great App to watch World Championship Live!!

      I downloaded an awesome chess app that does so you can watch The World Championship match between Anand and Carlsen LIVE on your phone. Best is that its free. I dont know exaktly what its called but search "World chess championship" then youll fin... | Read More

    • JIC

       Hi everybody! I should keep announcing this every now and again. I have 2 of now the newest and growing chess.com competitions.  1. The Junior International Cup (Under 18 World League)  The 2015 competition started a few days ago, to make it i... | Read More

      • Henry1996
      • | Nov 20, 2014
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  • 1935 in chess

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    In 1935, the magazine CHESS was founded by B.H. Wood in Sutton Coldfield. In January 1935, Isaac Kashdan and A. Kupchik tied for 1st in the Manhattan Chess Club championship.  After dividing the prize money, they played one game to decide the Cl... Read More »

  • Abbasov, Farid

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    Farid Abbasov was born in Azerbaijan on January 30, 1979.  In 1997, he took 2nd place in the European Youth Chess Championships.  He became a grandmaster in 2007.  Tournament results include: 1st at Alushta 2004; 1st at Kireevsk in 2004; 2nd a... Read More »

  • Agrest, Evgeny

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    Evgeny Agrest, born Aug 15, 1966, is a Grandmaster now living in Sweden (since 1994).  He was born in Belarus.  His FIDE rating is 2592.   In 2003, he won a game from former world champion Ponomariov when Ponomariov’s cel... 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 »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  ... Read More »