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  • A New Yorker and a Nomad to Contest Death Match 25

    At the age of 17, GM Boris Avrukh moved from Kazakhstan to Israel. Next month, he will move thousands of miles again, this time to the U.S. IM Yaacov Norowitz's big move? New York to New Jersey. Despite the oceans of difference, the two will conte... | Read More

  • Alexander Alekhine (Part 7): The Dark Years

    In Part Six of this seven-part series, we saw Alekhine lose the World Championship to Max Euwe in 1935, only to win it back in 1937.  After shocking the world (and Euwe, who was sure he would finish Alekhine off once and for all) with that ep... | Read More

  • Double Dutch at Death Match 22

    You might think that two boys from the Netherlands, born on exactly the same day and both reaching the upper echelons of chess, would have met even earlier. It took them about a decade, and by the time they did, they weren't equals. "I think we ... | Read More

  • Chess.com Player Profiles: FM Mike Klein

    If there is such a thing as a chess traveler or chess nomad, then FIDE Master Mike Klein is one of them. He is also a popular chess writer, coach and journalist, and for Klein chess is a pleasant way to make his way through life. Here at Chess.com... | Read More

  • WCC Day 7

    Hey Chess Fans, Here's a recap of round 7 of the match between Anand and Carlsen So far it seems as though Carlsen is just running away with the match as Anand will need to win 2 of the final 5 games without losing any just to qualify for the ti... | Read More


    • The Best Linux Apps for Chess

      NOTE: I may update this post as apps add features or I learn of better alternatives. Feel free to send me suggestions to try! Also, many of these programs are free, but accept donations. If you can, consider donating to the projects you use  I h... | Read More

    • Recent developments

      So my intention was to write a tournament update for each of my tournaments played since the Icelandic League but that isn't really viable so I've decided to round it all up in one update. Going back to March I played the Reykjavik Open. I starte... | Read More

      • VerdeNotte
      • | Jun 29, 2014
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    • Chess Olympiad Trivia

      The first world team competition (called the Chess Olympic Games or Tournament of Nations) took place in Paris, France in July, 1924 to coincide with the 8th Summer Olympic Games. There were 55 players (one player later withdrew) from 18 countries... | Read More

      • billwall
      • | Jun 15, 2014
      • | 651 views
      • | 8 comments
    • One Lucky Step Closer: Chicago Open 2014

      It's been awhile since my last tournament (October of last year), and I expected going in to the Chicago Open this year to be completely out of form.  My only "training" was in the week prior to the event, when I did a few hours of tactics traini... | Read More

    • Tie for the Title in Chicago Open!

      Multitasking is never an easy task, and that's the problem I face everyday splitting my time between college classes in Lindenwood University and chess. So,I decided to devote all my summer break  for chess, which led me to plan to play in five t... | Read More

      • aspired
      • | Jun 8, 2014
      • | 1175 views
      • | 3 comments

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 »