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WOODLIGHT-TOURNAMENT
WOODLIGHT-TOURNAMENT
Location: Rourkela, Orissa, India
Joined: 10/7/13
Last Online: 10/22/13
Points: 0 points
MIDWOOD-TOURNAMENT
MIDWOOD-TOURNAMENT
Location: Chhennai, India
Joined: 9/22/13
Last Online: 9/23/13
Points: 0 points
BlueBerry-Tournament
BlueBerry-Tournament
Location: New Delhi, India
Joined: 7/3/13
Last Online: 7/16/13
Points: 0 points
battle999
battle999
Location: new york city, United States
Joined: 1/28/13
Last Online: 2/6/13
Points: 0 points
Friendly-Tournament
Friendly-Tournament
Location: Parli-Vaijnath,Maharashtra, India
Joined: 12/7/12
Last Online: 12/8/12
Points: 0 points


    • World Open

      Last fall, I decided I was ready to get back into tournament chess. I had played some tournaments in the mid-2000's, but took a break for a while while I finished school, moved, married, and started a family. But after all those years, I was still... | Read More

    • Squandered Pawn Endgame

      Many endgames are tough but pawn endgames can be very deceptive. Here is an OTB game that I played a few weeks ago where I had many winning chances. This endgame was reached in the last round, late at night, after 10-12 hours of chess play. For ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jul 23, 2014
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    • Chess News 2 is available

      This new release is by far the best way of getting international chess news on your iOS device!This brand new version brings you a lot of improvements.Here’s what you got for less than a price of a coffee :The application has been completely r... | Read More

      • juanedam
      • | Jul 23, 2014
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    • Oman to take part in Chess Olympiad

      Five of these Omani players will take part in the Chess Olympiad to be held in Norway. For the first time in the history of Oman, the national chess team will take part in the Chess Olympiad — a biennial tournament in which teams from all over... | Read More

    • Wesley So, victorious in Bergamo

      Wesley So, the young and talented GM from Philipinnes had no problems to take the first place at the 2º ACP Golden Classic chess tournament in Bergamo (Italy). His games were very solid, showing mature chess, being in no rush and playing precise ... | 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 »