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    • 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

    • women's world championship tournament

      The women's world championship tournament could have come to an end today, and it was close. Natalia Pogonina lost the previous game and needed to make something of her last white in game 3. After a very complicated opening resulted in a middleg... | Read More

      • jessno
      • | Apr 5, 2015
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    • 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

    • Maryland HS Championships 2015

      This chronicles my games at the 2015 Maryland Scholastic High School Championships (needs more consecutive capital letters). This tournament didn't really stand out that much, to be honest. A bunch of people chose not to come (Davydov, Nathan Janu... | Read More

      • Lugialord
      • | Mar 30, 2015
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    • Rapid chess

      Rapid events are common in Baltic states. The idea of rapid chess was introduced into practice years ago in Soviet Estonia. Later European and World Championships were held at the end of 1980-s. The FIDE rapid and blitz Championships were organiz... | Read More

      • Malev212
      • | Mar 14, 2015
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      • | 2 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 »