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  • Women vs. Men

    There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman. Charles Dudley Warner Playing in mixed events is enjoyable since it allows one to learn more about chess and psychology, and to improve more rapidly. So why, one might... | Read More

    • Season Opening Tournament

      Our school league HIES Chess, took the 16 best players to enter the Season Opening Tournament. I went 8-1-0 in the preseason, losing to who would be the #1 seed    (8-0-0). I am the #4 seed. In the 1st Round, #1. #2, #3, #4 all won their match... | Read More

      • JJN2
      • | Nov 19, 2010
    • Chess goals for the rest of 2010

      No, while I'm not going to read the 'Idiot's Guide to Chess' (although at times I'm sure I could use some of the information, I have decided to make some goals for the remainder of the 2010 year. So far, this is what I've decided are my goals. 1.... | Read More

      • LucasBP
      • | Jul 18, 2010
    • World Open (unofficial) Tournament! This tournament can have up to 100 players. 565 tournament points are avalible, as well as a trophy to the top 3. It is open to everyone, and just for fun. You will play 8 games at once, and from e... | Read More

    • My 1st tournament is finished

      Name Chess BrawlRating Range Open, Average 1626 Format 6(2) --> 3 My Place Finish: 4 of 96 (97 points awarded) Standings      Name                         Record                Score  ... | Read More

      • zmark
      • | May 7, 2010
    • On tournament points and rapid progress

      Results are not official yet, but it seems I have actually advanced in a tournament ! This is good news, as it represents a milestone of sorts (well, once everyone else in the current round finishes, lol !) I am in Group 7 of the 4tunate's 4 below... | Read More

  • 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 »

  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... 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 »

  • 1936 in chess

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    In January 1936, the All-Russian Trade Union Tournament finished after six months of steady play.  The event had 700,000 participants.  Georgy Lizitzin and Vitaly Checkover tied for 1st place. On January 4, 1936, the 16th Annual Hastings Christ... Read More »