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    • Walter Browne, R.I.P.

      I was shocked when I heard that Walter Browne had died in his sleep in Las Vegas at age 66.   I first met Walter Browne in 1969 at the American Open in Santa Monica.  We were good friends and played tennis together.  Many of the major tourname... | Read More

      • billwall
      • | Jun 27, 2015
    • FM Andrey Terekhov dominates the field at Balestier Closed Rapid 2015

      The 1st Balestier Closed Rapid (15m+3s increment) was held on the 8th of June featuring a bunch of Singapore's masters  and regular swiss circuit winners. As an incentive (surely, the players did not make their way to Balestier for the sake of th... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Jun 12, 2015
    • IM Goh Wei Ming wins Seabass Challenge 2015!

      Four of Singapore's top 14 players were involved in a training matchplay event held from 28th April- 1st June 2015. So why Seabass Challenge? A few chessplayers have inquired... The loser of every match is required to pay for a Tom Yam Seabass Di... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Jun 2, 2015
    • One Summer with the Gruenfeld

      In recent years an old side-line has gained considerable popularity against the Gruenfeld: the move 7.Qa4+ in the classical exchange variation has appeared with increasing frequency at the top level since 2011. It has been played by Kramnik agains... | Read More

    • Things to know for Tournaments

      In response to Gserper's article of 10 Bad Habits In "Searching for Bobby Fischer" I have decided to write about some things that I notice often that people might not pay attention to. 1. If you write down your move before you physically move th... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Gulko, Boris

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    Boris Gulko, born Feb 9, 1947 in Germany, is a Grandmaster (1976) and former Soviet champion (1977).  In 1974, he won the Moscow championship.   He tried to emigrate from the Soviet Union for over 7 years and was finally allowe... Read More »

  • Ault, Robin

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    Robin Ault (1941-1994) was the first person to win the U.S. Junior Championship three times (1959-1961).   In the 1959, the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) had a rule that the American Junior Chess Champion was automatically qualified into ... Read More »

  • American Chess Congress

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    The first American Chess Congress, organized by Daniel Fiske and held in New York, was won by Paul Morphy in 1857. The top 16 American players were invited (Allison, Calthrop, Fiske, Fuller, Kennicott, Knott, Lichtenhein, Marache, Mead, Meek, Morp... Read More »