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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
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GMU3
GMU3
Location: Virginia, United States
Joined: 10/8/14
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  • 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

  • What If Death Match 31 Were Competitive Eating?

    What if Chess.com added a food consumption element to its Death Matches? On which meal would GMs Sam Shankland and Georg Meier prefer to gorge? For this and other pressing and non-pressing questions, we caught up with the players. You can read b... | Read More

  • Little Mother

         In the 1890s women's chess in England, as in most places, was considered nearly inconsequential.  To bring this arena to the forefront required dedication, energy and persistance.  It so happened that many of the women who had those re... | Read More


    • Prodigy Program - May 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in May. Most importantly, registration for all t... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | May 3, 2015
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    • New Bishop Chronicles Podcast covers Chess Lecture at Oberlin and UConn + More!

       New Bishop Chronicles podcast covers Adisa Banjoko on his recent travels talking at Oberlin College and University of Connecticut. He also has a great conversation with filmmaker Thembisa MShaka about TV shows like Empire, Scandal and Fresh of... | Read More

    • The Wesley So Conspiracy

      In a recent ChessDom interview, Lotis Key, a devout Christian and a friend of Wesley So with whom he is living in Minnesota, said, "Bobby Fischer lived in my older sister’s house in Pasadena. There is no mystery to Wesley wanting to live with us... | Read More

      • OneArrow
      • | Apr 17, 2015
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    • My first blog

      This is my first blog post so I will give some background on my chess life, how I use chess.com, and post two games. I have played chess since I was a kid (I am currently in my late 20s), with various degrees of seriousness and success. I played ... | Read More

      • Simpo137
      • | Apr 11, 2015
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    • Round 8 Varsity

      Hey guys, sorry for the tardiness.  BTCL round 8 is this Saturday, April 11th! The season is starting to wind down, which means each match gains more and more importance!  Remember team heads, a few things: make sure players are online and rea... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »