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Secret_Simple
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WOODLIGHT-TOURNAMENT
WOODLIGHT-TOURNAMENT
Location: Rourkela, Orissa, India
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MIDWOOD-TOURNAMENT
Location: Chhennai, India
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BlueBerry-Tournament
Location: New Delhi, India
Joined: 7/3/13
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    • At Their Best: Mir Sultan Khan's Centralized King

      I'm a big fan of Mihail Marin's book "Learn from the Legends." Marin takes some of the greatest chess players and showcases them in their element. Chapters are dedicated to Rubinstein's famous rook endgame wins, Karpov's opposite colored bishop en... | Read More

    • Another method to reach 2000 USCF, Part 1

      By Andre Harding USCF Expert since 2008, USCF Candidate Master since 2011. 2009 U.S. Expert Class Champion This is my first blog post, though I have been on chess.com for years. There will be at least a couple of more parts to this series, but... | Read More

    • Fight for the Center or Die

      Okay, folks, this one will be a really quick lesson. As some of you know, I have a 10 year old daughter who recently took up chess. She knew the game from age 6, but had no interest in continuing after a couple of tournaments. I don't believe in p... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 25, 2015
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    • Crazy attacking game in the Ruy Lopez

      Here is a game from a tournament I was in recently. It is very thematic and exciting, and involves a lot of tactical play. It finishes in a great three pawn vs. knight endgame, which I win. | Read More

    • Open Round 6, 7 and conclusion

      Here are my two remaining games: In both rounds i had white against some 1900 national and 2000 fide rated guys. The game in round 6 started with a king's indian but was more like a wolga gambit. I don't have a good understanding of these positio... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Chajes, Oscar

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    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... Read More »

  • China

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    The Chinese Emperor Wen-ti executed two foreign chess players after learning that one of the pieces was called "Emperor."  He was upset that his title of Emperor could be associated with a mere game and forbade the game.  Chinese chess is played... Read More »

  • Japan

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    Chess Facts related to Japan. During World War II, the Japanese confiscated chess books thinking they were military codes. In 1962, they held their first international chess tournament, organized by the Japanese Chess Federation, in Yokohama. It... Read More »

  • Abbasov, Farid

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    Farid Abbasov was born in Azerbaijan on January 30, 1979.  In 1997, he took 2nd place in the European Youth Chess Championships.  He became a grandmaster in 2007.  Tournament results include: 1st at Alushta 2004; 1st at Kireevsk in 2004; 2nd a... Read More »

  • Computers

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    The first chess effort on the part of a computer is a mate in 2 programmed in 1949 on a Ferranti digital machine. The first computer program that played proper chess was written at MIT by Alex Bernstein in 1959. The Massachusetts Amateur Champions... Read More »