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    • July & August Bulletins

      My adventures at the Tromsø Olympiad probably deserve a separate blog post, but meanwhile two new issues of The Master's Bulletin have appeared! I do want to share with you guys what we did this summer. July issue As I wrote before, in ... | Read More

    • My games: 4th Annual BC OPEN

      This was a 4 game, 1 day tourney with a time control of g60/5d Game 1: This is the first time in my life I played someone above 2100!  I was very excited...  After the game my opponent was kind enough to talk to me about my weaknesses and h... | Read More

      • machijv
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    • Material Imbalances

      An article from Dan Heisman's home page is titled, "The Evaluation of Material Imbalances".   In the article is a featured "Famous Brilliancy" game with Kasparov against Shirof and highlighting this article's theme. The purpose of this blog i... | Read More

      • Chess4Him
      • | Aug 16, 2014
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    • FREE TRAINING COURSE QUICK SUCESS IN CHESS

      This course contains powerful practical tips. They will help you to find the best moves and to do so quickly! You'll optimize your chess training and will speed up your progress. What you can get! All for free! Lesson-1: “Finding the Best Move... | Read More

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  • Coiled Spring Effect

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    The coiled spring effect in chess is related to how a players pieces will start out from a fairly compact and/or cramped opening position, and how they will "unwind" the spring and start attacking with the dynamic energy pent up in the position. A... 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 »

  • Opposition

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    Opposition is a common theme in end-games.Following is an example of opposition: Read More »

  • Ballet

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    The first ballet with a chess theme was Ballet des Echecs, performed for Louis XIV (1638-1715) of France.  A ballet called Checkmate, composed by Sir Arthur Bliss and choreographed by Ninette de Valois in 1937, was performed at the Paris World Ex... Read More »

  • Philately

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    The first philatelic item, a chess cancellation, appeared on a German envelope in 1923.  The first postage stamp depicting a chess motif was issued in Bulgaria in 1947 on the occasion of the Balkan games.  Over 140 countries have issued ... Read More »