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    • Weekly Blog 9/7/14

      Hey everyone! Here's another blog like the one last week except the games and puzzles are different. First one to get the diagram puzlle right, will get a trophy, if I make a mistake on it, and you correct me, you will get in trophy of my appreci... | Read More

    • 2014 LA State Championship

      The Louisiana State Championship was held at the Mariott Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA.  (7 rounds, swiss system. The time control - for all games - was "Game/SD in two hours," {120 minutes} plus the USCF standard of 05 seconds <delay> per move.... | Read More

    • Weekly Blog 8/28/14

      Alright, this blog is pretty short and sweet. I have fallen below 1200 and trying to get back up (don't play 3|0 on your phone). I have 3 games, a puzzle, and a diagram puzzle. The person who gets the diagram puzzle right, will receive a trophy :... | Read More

    • Is's live tournaments not fair?

      Alright guys, Here is deal I was playing a 3 minute live tournament with 7 rounds. By the 5th round I only won 3 games and durning some point around that time maybe when the 6th round was about to begin, I was told I could either resign from the t... | Read More

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      • | Aug 19, 2014
    • Anthology of Oddities 1

      A selection of odd puzzles that I have come across. Can you solve them? 1. Respect the pawn! Straightforward premise, white, by moving nothing only his pawns achieves checkmate in 9 moves! Can you spot it? (Neukomm, 1948)   B. It's White... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Newnes, George

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    George Newnes (1851-1910) was a newspaper and magazine publisher (Tit-Bits, Review of Reviews, and Country Life).   In 1892 he published The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.  He helped finance the early days of m... Read More »

  • Finn, Julius

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    Julius Finn (71-1931) was the New York State chess champion in 1901 (first prize was $40), 1907, and 1908 (winning the Rice Trophy for winning the State Chess Championship three time).  At one time, he was director of the Manhattan Chess Club... Read More »

  • Edmondson, Edmund

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    Ed Edmondson (1920-1982) was a former President (1963-1966) and Executive Director (1966-1977) of the U.S. Chess Federation.  In 1969, he arranged the merger of Chess Life and Chess Review magazines to form Chess Life & Review.  He s... Read More »