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  • 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

         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 itself couldn't endure the ravages of war and the reputation of the Warsaw Café has lon... | 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

  • Ashes! Ashes! The Flag is Falling Down at Death Match 19

    In 1882, Australian cricketers came to London and won a test match in England for the first time ever. "The Ashes" of English cricket tradition were transported back with the victors to the Southern Hemisphere.  The two countries continue t... | Read More

    • The tale of two blunders in one move

      Can a chess player set himself up to lose in more than one way in one move? Of course he can! No problem at all. It was the last round of the Västerås Open 2014 (Sweden). Things hadn’t gone very smoothly up till now. The result off the rapid ... | Read More

    • 2014 Chess Olympiad

      My last Olympiad was in Khanty Mansiysk playing for New Zealand in 2010. I missed the 2012 Istanbul Olympiad due to visa issues. I was denied a spousal visa for the UK but it sorted itself out. Unfortunately, I was without my passport for 9months ... | Read More

      • P0ubelle
      • | Oct 2, 2014
    • This is Ukraine today – September 19: Main library of the Crimean Tatar people was closed down

      This is Ukraine today – September 19: Main library of the Crimean Tatar people was closed down by the self-proclaimed ''Crimean Council of Ministers' Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Sep 22, 2014
    • Category prizes ranking at the 2014 world chess Olympiads after 6 rounds (Female)

      Category prizes Rank after Round 6 Remark: Rank 1,2,3 get no category prize. Group A Rk. SNo flag Team Team  TB1   TB2   TB3   TB4  1 9   FRA France 10.0 115.5 18.5 41.0 2 6   ROU Romania 10.0 115.5 17.5 41.0 3 13   HUN Hungary 10.0 1... | Read More

    • Chess Olympiad Trivia

      The first world team competition (called the Chess Olympic Games or Tournament of Nations) took place in Paris, France in July, 1924 to coincide with the 8th Summer Olympic Games. There were 55 players (one player later withdrew) from 18 countries... | Read More

      • billwall
      • | Jun 15, 2014

  • 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 »