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BUChessClub
BUChessClub
Location: Bangor, Wales
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ezoneworld
ezoneworld
Location: Korea, South Korea
Joined: 10/21/14
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GMU5
GMU5
Location: Virginia, United States
Joined: 10/8/14
Last Online: 10/8/14
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GMU4
GMU4
Location: Virginia, United States
Joined: 10/8/14
Last Online: 10/8/14
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GMU3
GMU3
Location: Virginia, United States
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  • Great Early Chess Libraries of the United States

         Once again I'm indebted to my dear friend Deb for finding this.  We were searching for the whereabouts of a certain chess board and chess set that once belonged to E. B. Cook and was used when Frederick Perrin, Thomas Frere and Willard ... | Read More

  • Perrin

         Although his association with Paul Morphy was somewhat minimal, Frederick Perrin's chess career was very often viewed though Morphy-colored glasses. When Morphy first arrived in New York for his national debut, Perrin was the first man h... | Read More

  • Let's Get Physickal

         There were a few 19th century London chess players who, although they weren't quite on par with the best, were by no means second-rate players  and made names for themselves both locally and abroad.      One such player was the pr... | Read More

  • Levitsky

         Meisterdrittel.      It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, January 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Another Year “Another year has gone by, and this Bulletin starts the second year of our magazine in this form. While the Tata... | Read More


    • What I think about the group - # 1 - Chess.com University

      This is a group with over 27,000 members ! For many players this is the first group as well, and an introduction ! I myself belong to this group ! But the question is : why they do not play games ? I do not know and will never know rather soon ! | Read More

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    • Thicker than water

      Many people are surprised to hear that I come from a family of extremely talented artists. They are usually even more surprised to discover that I cannot draw so much as a realistic stick figure. I think I made  flip-book once that made some sens... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Mar 1, 2015
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    • Currently offering tutoring sessions in math, statistics, and chess

      Let me start off this blog with some questions: Are you currently taking a math/statistics course and need help in it? Do you have a child or know someone who is currently taking a math/statistics course and needs help in it? Are you working on a... | Read More

    • How to fight an ideological war

      How to fight an ideological war by Fareed Zakaria By Fareed ZakariaThursday, February 26, 2015 AMMAN, Jordan — Washington is getting enthusiastic about an ideological war these days: not between Democrats and Republicans — that’s old ne... | Read More

    • BTCL Round 6 Varsity pairings

      Hey everyone,  Due to conflicting schedules, we pushed last week's match back a week to this Saturday, February 28th. The race for first is very tight, with Illinois sitting atop the standings. There's a four way tie for second between Minnesota... | Read More


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  • 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 »

  • Beliavsky, Alexander

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    Alexander Genrikhovich Beliavsky (Belyavsky) was born on Decmber 17, 1953 in Lviv, USSR.  After finishing school, he did not qualify for the University Law Faculty, but was accepted in the Sports College as chess was considered a sport in the USS... 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 »

  • Diesen, Mark

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    Mark Diesen, born September 16, 1957, is an International Master (1976), U.S. Co-Junior Champion (with Michael Rohde) and World Junior Champion in 1976 (played in Groningen, Holland).  He was born in Buffalo, NY and grew up in Maryland. He became... Read More »