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  • Let's Get Physickal

         There were a few 19th century London chess players who, although they weren't quite on par with the best, were by no means second-rate players  and made names for themselves both locally and abroad.      One such player was the pr... | Read More

  • 6 Chess Moves You Have To Play Before You Die

    The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away. Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... | Read More

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History

    For this week's edition of my column on the histories of openings, I have chosen the Smith-Morra Gambit -- a selection that might excite many readers. Most grandmasters have a low opinion of the Smith-Morra, while at the same time it is a favo... | Read More

  • Levitsky

         Meisterdrittel.      It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, January 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Another Year “Another year has gone by, and this Bulletin starts the second year of our magazine in this form. While the Tata... | Read More


    • Benko/Sicilian Hybrid!?

      Hello everyone! This past weekend I played in one of central Florida's biggest tournaments of the year: the Central Florida Class Championship. I ended up scoring 4/5 points, winning clear 2nd place and played many interesting games. The main one ... | Read More

    • Threat is Stronger Than the Execution!

        From Chess Panorama (Radnor, 1975), W. Lombardy and D. Daniels:      Playing in a tournament Nimzowitsch'S opponent took out a cigarette case and put it on the chess table. Nimsowitsch hated cigarette smoke so he called the director an... | Read More

      • DENVERHIGH
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    • Chess Daily

      Hey there world,   I've started up a project that'll soon be rolling full force by 2/1/15. Right now I have a blog/vlog/newsletter that I call Chess Daily. I create posts about all things chess. Not just games or analysis (because quite frankly... | Read More

      • AFWF_Erick
      • | Jan 28, 2015
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    • European figure skating championships starts today

      European figure skating championships starts now, today theres mens short program, a 15 yo from azerbadjan starts. Heres the official page: http://skatesweden.se/en/ec2015/ Its In Stockholm, Sweden, Globe arena And btw, dont forget to ... | Read More

      • Ballet_boy
      • | Jan 28, 2015
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    • HOW I WON DHLC-SLOW SWISS TOURNAMENT

      DHLC-the group, where my search for a group in chess.com was stopped.Here i found a very good procedure to improve my chess with the so called -'SLOW CHESS'  eventsof the group.Now as per my busy schedules i could not participate in a tourny in l... | Read More

      • udb_1993
      • | Jan 28, 2015
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  • 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 »