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    • Death Match 18 - Going Toe to Stiletto

      UPDATE: GM Judit Polgar wins Death Match 18 over GM Nigel Short - 17.5-10.5. A longer news article will follow Sunday.   We've had Super-GM clashes before. We've had Europeans play many times, and we've had all-female battles too. But Chess.com... | Read More

      • MikeKlein
      • | Sep 23, 2013
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    • HUGES MATCHES LEADERBOARD AND LIST OF LARGEST MATCHES UPDATED (2013-08-31)

      Largest team matches:http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/largest-team-matches-on-chesscom2 Huge Matches Leaderboard:http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/huge-challanges-leaderboardComment:Since last update (2012-12-08) have a lot of new huge t... | Read More

    • Team National Pride: Top 40

      Team National Pride Top 40 (As of 2/9/2013) RankTeamPoints1.  Team Romania 153,984 2.  Team Russia 124,966 3.  Team Philippines United 78,116 4.  TEAM EUROPE 74,792 5.  Team India 56,183 6.  Team England 37,626 7.  Team Dalmatia 36,595 8. ... | Read More

    • Blundering against the Worrall. Crowborough Rapid Play Rd 2

      Note to self....I could have played this position so much better if I had applied myself during the vote chess game Team England v Team Italy.  As it was I passively watched the vote game unfold and when I needed to be able to remember the finer... | Read More

      • DoubleDum
      • | Nov 7, 2012
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    • Cheating

      There's been an exchange of notes on the Team England site about cheating and how highly graded players get detected and their accounts closed.  Perhaps there is a need for  lateral thinking about the question of cheating.  There could be event... | Read More

      • Frankem51
      • | Jun 5, 2012
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  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »

  • Sarratt, Jacob Henry

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    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1821) was a chess player and author.   He was a London schoolmaster and the first professional to teach in England.  He was the house professional at the Salopian coffee house in London who played for a guinea per game... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... 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 »