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BUChessClub
BUChessClub
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ezoneworld
ezoneworld
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GMU5
GMU5
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GMU4
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GMU3
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  • 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

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • Louis Paulsen II

         I'd written about Paulsen several times in different places. HERE is my article at Chess.com of which I'll consider this an extension.      Why write more on Louis Paulsen?  I am fascinated with the 19th century and chess during th... | Read More

  • The Northern Gambit

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Northern Gambit      As t... | Read More


    • British Chess Championships 2015 U180

      The British Chess Championships 2015 is being held at Warwick University in Coventry. My father and I travelled there for a week to play in the U180 graded section, which, strangely, used ECF grade boundaries but FIDE ratings for seeding. This mea... | Read More

    • Book Review: Sergey Kasparov's Swamp

      “A Cunning Chess Opening For Black” – Sergey Kasparov New in Chess   “Lure your opponent into the Philidor swamp!” promises the subheading on the book’s cover, accompanied by a ghastly green-and-brown photo of – literally – a s... | Read More

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      • | Jul 27, 2015
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    • Professional chess coach offering Online lessons

      skype (harish_chess ) for free 30 minutes demoHarish Kumar , International Chess Coach, Offering Chess Lessons at $9.99 per Hour. He won Regional Chess Championship for 6th time and Achieved 2004 Rating at Chess.com and Internet Chess Club. H... | Read More

    • My Comeback

      Hello, chess.com members!  Recently, I had taken an elongated break from chess, which had lasted for about 6 months.  Recently, at a University Engineering Camp (at UALR) I rekindled my interest for chess.  So now, for about 10 days, I have bee... | Read More

      • makhnoukh
      • | Jul 8, 2015
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    • Xie Jun (Eighth Women's Word Chess Champion)

      Xie Jun Eighth Women's World Chess Champion                 Xie Jun was born October 30, 1970 in Baoding, Hebei. She is a chessgrandmaster from China. She had two reigns as Women's World Chess Champion, from 1991 to 1996 and again... | Read More

      • Apache15
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »