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  • The Man with 1000 Names

    Q: What do Leigh Franklin James, Paul Hugo, Paula Little, Paula Minton, Sylvia Sharon, Kenneth Harding, Marie De Jourlet, Lana Preston, Paul H. Little, Jack Warren. D.R. Mason, Hugo Paul, Jack Warren, Dr. Lamb Library, Dr. Guenter Klow, Dorothy D... | Read More

  • Goose-Stepping Down Under

         This is the story of Kārlis Ozols that should be called, "When Chess Players Go Bad."   The story is one of amazement, puzzlement and disgust.      Kārlis Ozols had been a chess player in his native Latvia.  Like Tal, Ozols was... | Read More

  • Buckle

    If Buckle had entered the Tournament list [in 1851], and been pitted against Staunton, I think he would have proved victor, as the fine edge of Staunton's play was then taken off, a fact amply demonstrated in his matches with Anderssen and Willia... | Read More

  • The Most Remarkable Match

         "This match is, in respect of its vicissitude, perhaps the most      remarkable in the annals of chess."       - from I. O. Howard Taylor's obituary of John Jacob Löwenthal        in "American Chess Journal" of Sept. 187... | Read More

  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II

        The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... | Read More

    • SF Open

      Back in September, I played in a big open tournament. I really enjoyed the tournament. The whole tournament had a very professional setup. Usually, you have to bring your own boards to set up, but this tournament they already had boards setup ... | Read More

    • St. Louis Showdown Photos

      The first photo is of Lulu, one of the club staff at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis @ccscsl. Last weekend I travelled to see the scene during the rapid and blitz rounds of the 2015 Showdown. The top two Americans (who sport the ... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Nov 22, 2015
    • University vs. Lancaster A 17/11/15

      Another league match last night. This time we faced Lancaster's A team at their chess HQ, the Reform Club in town. A change of personnel - we replaced Nikola (who couldn't make the match) with Sam. Sam's grade is actually 165 (2 points higher tha... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Nov 18, 2015
    • My Games at the Central NY Open

      Last Month I played in the Central NY Open at Syracuse University. I entered the U1500 section with a rating of 507. The time control was 90 minutes with 10 second delay. In 5 rounds: I recieved a bye for the first round, drew one game, and won th... | Read More

      • Tmack116
      • | Nov 16, 2015
    • Board 2, Wigston 5 v University 2, 12/11/15

      All moves in 75m + 10s increment from start. Another interesting game .. and another loss! For once, I got a decent position out of the opening and after 17 ... Bxf3 I thought I must be winning, but overall I spent too long failing to find a wi... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Divinsky, Nathan

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    Nathan Divinksy (1925-2012) was a Canadian chess master and played in several Canadian chess Olympiads.  He served as assistant dean of science at the University of British Columbia.  His former wife (1972-1983), Kim Campbell, was the 19th P... Read More »

  • Cambridge-Oxford University Chess Club Match

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    Longest running annual match in chess.  The traditional series began in 1873 with the help of future world champion Wilhelm Steinitz (won by Oxford University 10-3).  The univerisities actually started playin in 1871, but the early matches were ... Read More »

  • Abrahams, Gerald

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    Gerald Abrahams (1907-1980) was British lawyer (barrister), chess master and chess author.   His eight chess books include Teach Yourself Chess (1948), The Chess Mind (1952), Handbook of Chess (1960), Technique in Chess (1961), Test Your Chess... Read More »

  • Kalme, Charles

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    Charles Kalme (1939-2002) was the U.S. Junior Open champion in 1955, which was held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1957 he was the U.S. Intercollegiate Chess Champion.  In 1960 he was on the winning U.S. Student Olympiad team (Lombardy, Kalme, R Wein... 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 »