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  • Why Do Grandmasters Blunder?

    Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever a grandmaster hangs his face, the masses of fake names go berserk and not only berate the unfortunate player but toss sick (and completely ignorant) accusations his way: “He lost on purpose! It’s a ... | Read More

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • 7 Faces Chess Players Make When Losing

    One thing nearly all chess players have in common is that they hate to lose. Losing, while it might be good for our long-term chess development, is a short-term disaster for our ego. Unlike games such as Monopoly or poker, luck is not even a t... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Horrible Mistake'

    Many comments on my previous articles have noted that while my Monday column is fun, it provides little in the way of chess instruction.  That's clearly true. As an intermediate player, I've got decent general chess knowledge, but I have to... | Read More

  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II

        The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... | Read More

    • On Teaching Chess

      One of the things I enjoy doing is teaching others. I am an investor by nature, my father described me this way when I was young this way: "If you give him a nickle, he will save a dime". I enjoy the idea that if I defer self gratification now, I ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Aug 29, 2015
    • Video - US Chess League 2015! Desert Rats Highlights :)

      My student and a good friend of mine NM Mike Zaloznyy AKA visa, who is currently a manager of the LV Desert Rats team (which is participating in the United States Chess League 2015), decided to make video series that highlight most important part... | Read More

    • Essex Chess Fantasy League and on facebook too. Maybe an idea for your local/regional league. Pick a team, team with most points wins. Simples. See my blog for further details. | Read More

      • kingdeathv
      • | Aug 28, 2015
    • I will never forget this day ...(Part I)

      26.08.2015:Day of Tournament of teams of são paulo.My team I had 2 points 2 and we were well ... until the third round . We took one of the strongest schools that had ( which ended up being champion in my category and in the overall standings )... | Read More

      • Prophallus
      • | Aug 27, 2015
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    • Liga Brasileira e o time Santa Catarina

      Desde 2014, vários times estaduais e regionais do Brasil disputam um campeonato de xadrez on-line (por correspondência) no site Se trata da Liga Brasileira, da qual em 2015, participam 8 times: Nordeste, Norte e Centro do Brasil... | Read More

      • GoodPawn
      • | Aug 27, 2015

Video Lessons


  • Cambridge-Oxford University Chess Club Match

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    Longest running annual match in chess.  The traditional series began in 1873 with the help of future world champion Wilhelm Steinitz (won by Oxford University 10-3).  The univerisities actually started playin in 1871, but the early matches were ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Abramov, Lev

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    Lev Abramov, born in 1911, was a Russian chess master.  He was awarded the International Arbiter title in 1957.   He was awarded the title of International Master of Correspondence Chess in 1979.  In 1971, he wrote Chess Move by Move.  He is ... Read More »

  • 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 »