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IM-Tournaments
IM-Tournaments
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SirAndMaster
SirAndMaster
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Tournaments
Tournaments
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WaldenburgXIII
WaldenburgXIII
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Last Online: 7/28/15
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  • Reaching GM Potential And Compensation

    Reaching One’s GM Chess Potential Chess.com member Philippe Silex777 asked: I have been reading your articles for a while now and have a question that I can’t find a satisfying answer to. It’s pretty simple: You wrote books a... | Read More

  • Making A Plus In The Petroff

    For a long time, the Petroff Defense (also known as the Russian Defense) has been a very solid weapon in situations where a draw is acceptable for Black. Through the end of the 20th century it featured prominently in top level tournaments, especia... | Read More

  • Future Chess Champions

    The last month was rich for chess tournaments, so I cannot blame you if you missed the U.S. Junior Girls Championship. Meanwhile, I suspect that you'll hear a lot in the future about some of the girls who played there.  If you ask me why I ... | Read More

  • Can You Still Specialize In An Opening?

    In today's world of competitive chess, it is easy to imagine that you have to surprise your opponent every time. That you have to continually rotate your openings to avoid preparation. That you cannot develop a deep understanding of an opening wit... | Read More

  • Giving Up On Chess? -- The Zalakaros Open

    After six rounds of the Zalakaros Open in Hungary, I had four points -- which was not a bad score, since the average of my opponents' ratings was high. Earlier in the tournament, I was sure that it was time for me to give up chess, or at... | Read More


    • How to Cheat at Chess

      Cheating in chess is widely deemed to be the greatest threat to the future of chess. Many amateurs and even many professionals regularly state that cheating is rampant. Accusations pervade every level of chess from the lowest levels of online ches... | Read More

    • Tournament swindle

      Hello chess friends, The game I will show you now is a game I had in the last round of a recent tournament I went to. A game which I swindled my way into a draw. Thank you for your time. chess is a giving and harsh mistress. I would like to ... | Read More

      • perrybridd
      • | Jul 22, 2015
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    • 3.5/5.0 at BLCC Swiss #2

      With a successful ending to last Brandywine Swiss tieing for second, I had high hopes going into this swiss and I wanted to score well again. One thing I am upset about though is not seeing tactics coming from my opponent's perspective and since i... | Read More

    • Summer Tournament #1

      Hello dear chess fans! Summer is the perfect season for partcipating in many tournaments... Most people find the combination of holiday and chess together really tempting and summer is the perfect chance for som good chess. Generally chess playe... | Read More

      • JohnCh15
      • | Jul 21, 2015
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    • UPDATE ! FIDE FUTURITY July 27-31st

      THE FIDE FUTURITY A IS NOW CLOSED !! BUT THERE ARE STILL OPEN SPOTS IN THE B FUTURITY! Futurity A is now full ! We now have 26 players signed up in the three closed events. Looking for the remaining four players to fill up the B tournament this... | Read More

      • Boorchess
      • | Jul 20, 2015
      • | 1007 views
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Video Lessons



  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Phillips, Harold

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    Harold Meyer Phillips (1874-1967) was a lawyer and President of the United States Chess Federation (USCF) from 1950-54, President of the Manhattan Chess Club, former New York State Champion and Manhattan Chess Club Champion (1902).  He was the or... Read More »

  • Foygel, Igor

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    Igor Foygel was born in Kiev in 1947.  He represented the republic of Ukraine in national youth chess competitions.  He became a master in 1974 and later became an International Master of Correspondence Chess.  He immigrated to the United State... Read More »

  • Jan Timman

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    Jan Timman is a Dutch GM. He was born in Amsterdam, December 14 1951. His peak rating was in the 2600s. He is currently rated 2571. He used a wide variety of openings and popularized a large opening repitorire. He has played in 13 chess olympiads ... Read More »