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  • 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

  • Rudolf Spielmann, the Lethal Gentleman!

    Rudolf Spielmann was born in Vienna on May 5, 1883, and he learned how to play chess at a very young age. Reti, in his classic book Masters of the Chessboard, said this: “He learned to play while still a boy and was exhibited in public as ... | 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
    • A long ride home

      One of my former schoolmates, Jonathan Ringrose, is going to cycle home.  'Home' is Brisbane, Queensland. His current location? Stockholm, Sweden. "Sorry, Google says no." The Jonathan I remember was a quiet, friendly, well-liked kid at Churchi... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | May 12, 2014
    • Parody Interview in Honor of the Late Anthony Miles (He Would Have Been 59 on April 23)

      What follows is a parody interview published eight years ago by ChessCafe.com, as an April Fool's joke and as an honor to the late Tony Miles. The interviewee is the fictional character Tony Meters. In the interview, Tony Meters bashes a fictional... | Read More

      • OneArrow
      • | Mar 28, 2014
    • Estonia, city of Sillamae

       ESTONIA Year of European Union entry: 2004 Capital city: Tallinn   Total area: 45 000 km² Population: 1.3 million Currency: Member of the eurozone since 2011 (€) Schengen area: Member since 2007 The ancestors of present-day Es... | Read More

      • kjarve
      • | Mar 28, 2014
    • Icelandic League February - March 2014

      Wednesday evening I returned to Iceland for the second half of the Icelandic league. The first half of the season had gone very well, see http://gawainjones.co.uk/return-to-iceland/ and we were fighting for the top couple of places and qualificati... | Read More

      • VerdeNotte
      • | Mar 4, 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 »