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  • Clash of Champions: Kramnik vs. Kasparov

    By 1990, Garry Kasparov had done what nobody had done before since the creation of the world championship: defended his title multiple times against the clearly best challenger. All in all, he and Anatoly Karpov played five quite grueling matches ... | Read More

  • 277 hours to learn to think like a Chess Master?

    How much time do you have for chess? What is the best way to study? These are questions I pose in my Video Lesson 001 on YouTube. I created this video right before I became active at Since that time, I have nearly 500 public videos avai... | Read More

  • The Power of Criss-Crossing Bishops

    Professor: Hello, class.  No reaction. A few suppressed smiles. Thomas: What were you planning for today, Professor? Professor: I thought we'd talk about the two bishops. Lucian: How they're better than two knights? Rachel: Or be... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Kasparov vs. Karpov

    With Anatoly Karpov having "inherited" the world title, he was eager to win as many tournaments as possible to prove that he was worthy of the title. And this he did. Besides winning such tournaments as Milan 1975, Las Palmas 1977, Bugojno 1978... | 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

    • Chess Rating Upgrade & USCF Invite to International play ?? What ?

      I just got a rating upgrade from 1231 to 1372 AND an invite from the United States Chess Federation stating: Congratulations ! "Upon review of your impressive and outstanding Chess play on Live, your standard rating has been upgraded i... | Read More

    • Philidor's Mate

      This game is not really illustative of anything but a long memory. My opponent blundered early losing a queen for a piece. The reason I am putting this here is that I lost to a Philidor's Mate 30 years ago. It was a tie breaker game for fourth boa... | Read More

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    • BTCL Varsity Results Round 1

      Hey everyone Sorry about the late posting but we've been busy with school.  Both Whitewater and Dearborn started off with forfeits against Northwestern and Oshkosh respectively and the U of MN Twin Cities had a bye.  Teams in first place are U... | Read More

    • TEAM Chess at the DHLC!

      Yes, we have TEAM chess at the Dan Heisman Learning Center.  Why not join us and find out how much fun this can be? Currently we are signing Qualified Members of our group up for Slow Swiss #19 -- Which features a time control of 90/30 (REALLY s... | Read More

    • London Chess Classic: Pro-Biz Cup, 9 December 2014

      Pro-Biz Cup, London Chess Classic, 9 December 2014 (from 10.45) A unique chance to play chess alongside world champions! Web link: The 2014 London Chess Classic features a doubles chess rapidplay ... | Read More

Video Lessons


  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Kalme, Charles

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    Charles Kalme (1939-2002) was the U.S. Junior Open champion in 1955, which was held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1957 he was the U.S. Intercollegiate Chess Champion.  In 1960 he was on the winning U.S. Student Olympiad team (Lombardy, Kalme, R Wein... Read More »

  • Charging up at F7

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    Charging up at F7 is common for checkmating.Scholar's mate is The most common example: In a Team match Game w/o raminjafar,He was 1429 and he fell for an f7 attack: I hope u enjoyed and DO NOT FALL FOR f7 PLEASE Read More »

  • Lima, Darcy

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    Darcy Gustavo Machado Viera Lima was born in Rio de Janeiro on May 22, 1962. In 1980, he won the Brazilian junior chess championship. He represented Brazil 11 times in the Chess Olympiads from 1988 to 2008. In 1989, he was awarded the Internati... Read More »

  • Cardoso, Ruth

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    Ruth Cardoso was born in Salvador, Brazil  on February 9, 1934.  In 1970, she was awarded the title of Woman International Master (WIM) from FIDE.    She won the South American Women’s Championship in 1966, 1969, and 1972.  She won the Br... Read More »