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  • Mementos of Morphy

    Paul Morphy circa 1858      I had come across this blurb in an 1886 edition of the "British Chess Magazine" under the sub-title, "Foreign News" :      The estate of the late Paul Morphy was sold by auction on July 24th, and among th... | Read More

  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More

  • The Advantage of Doubled Isolated Rook Pawns?

    Professor: Happy day before Saturday, class. Zephyr: I wanted to bring something up. Professor: I'm fine. How are you? You couldn't wait to say "hello?" Zephyr: Hello, Professor. Now can we talk about it? Professor: About what? Zephyr: Double... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, June 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Second Norm “In May I took two weeks off from work. Shortly before it started I decided to play an open tournament in Liechte... | Read More

  • The 2014 Holly Heisman Memorial Charity Chess Tournament

    My first wife, Susan Hollis (Holly) Bloom Heisman, passed away of breast cancer in Oct 1994. Among her social work jobs had been working with battered wives and runaway teens. She also did extensive volunteering for the American Cancer Society (I ... | Read More

    • Hikaru: Make Chess Sexy

      Transcript of remarks as Millionaire Chess entrepreneurs Grandmaster Maurice Ashley and Amy Lee present GM Hikaru Nakamura with a check for $100,000 and trophy for winning the Open section of Millionaire Chess 2, Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino,... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Oct 13, 2015
    • puzzle number 17

      HI everybody! After a long break i show you a puzzle. After Qb4 should white take a queen or not. If someone do that first and leave the comment win a trophy. | Read More

      • piotrchess
      • | Oct 12, 2015
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    • Open forum: Any topic here

      A friend of mine posted an open forum. Any questions or material or comments of any kind (topics too) are welcome. The goal is to make it the most active forum on the website. Also, there might be mined trophys soon, so feel free to post here: ht... | Read More

      • logozar
      • | Oct 10, 2015
    • Puzzle #11:If you solve this you are really a GENIUS.

      This is my toughest Puzzle ever. Mate in 2 If you like my blogs. You can post a note in my homepage or give me a trophy. This is the toughest one. | Read More

      • Harish73
      • | Oct 2, 2015
    • Junior Open #7 Day games!

      L   Here are the First three Games I played at the Junior Tournement:  So It was 6/6 Perfect score, and i got the First place trophy! | 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 »