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  • Tactics Or Positional Play? A Beautiful Imagination!

    I’ve long insisted that the best way to improve (aside from playing stronger players) is to look at reams of master games. Most games between titled players have some important lesson hiding behind the moves, and I decided to make it easy for yo... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff

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  • 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

  • Pfc. Seidman

              Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York.  The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review,"  Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More


    • Fall Open 2014

      Two months later I was back for more, despite a punishing first tournament.  By a quirk of USCF I was now rated 1815.  As I'd feared, I had to explain to several kids why I'd been rated 2100 just a tournament ago.  "The last time I played compe... | Read More

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      • | Jul 4, 2015
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    • After Long Absence

      In this blog I plan to record what it's like to come back to competitive chess after a long absence, so long that it sometimes feels like I've become a completely different person. When I was fifteen (in 1979) a girlfriend talked me into playing ... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Jul 2, 2015
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    • World Open, Round 2

      Another round, another teenage girl opponent. This one was from Kyrgizstan, with no USCF rating. She was assigned a rating of 1750 for pairing purposes based on her FIDE rating in the low 1600s, but it is pretty clear that her post-tournament rati... | Read More

    • USCF Ratings

      You can put your USCF rating here. Mine is 914 | Read More

      • kkarla
      • | Jul 1, 2015
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    • Good Games, Bad Games (Recap of my games in the 2015 Alabama Quick & Blitz Championships)

      Last Saturday I participated in two USCF tournaments. The first was the Alabama Quick Chess Championship. The second was the Alabama Blitz Chess Championship. In this blog post I analyze my games from the Quick Championship and briefly recap the b... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Jun 30, 2015
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Chessopedia


  • 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 »

  • Weinberger, Tibor

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    FIDE Master and USCF Senior Master. He was a Hungarian master who played in five Hungarian championships from 1952 through 1956. He came to the United States in 1957. In 1957, he won the Minneapolis Open and the New Jersey Open. In 1958, he ... Read More »

  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »

  • Ervin, Roy

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    Roy Carl Ervin was born in Los Angeles on January 4, 1951 and grew up in Santa Monica.  In 1969, he took 2nd in the Ventura Marina Chess Festival, won by Ray Martin, and ahead of Norman Whitaker.  In 1969, at the American Open in Santa Monica, E... Read More »

  • Baginskaite, Camilla

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    Camilla Baginskaite was born in Vilnus, Lithuania on April 24, 1967.  At age 15, she became the youngest female master in Lithuania.  In 1986, she took 3rd place in the World Championship for Girls under 20.  In 1988, she won the World Champion... Read More »