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  • Exclusive Peek at Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by GM Dejan Bojkov for Chess.com Members

    Metropolitan Chess, Inc., a Los Angeles based-company, has just published its first book under the imprint Metropolitan Chess Publishing:  Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by GM Dejan Bojkov  GM Bojkov is probably ve... | Read More

  • The Art of Doing Nothing, Part Four

    In parts one, two, and three of this article, I described the unusual concept of "doing nothing." In this article we'll discuss when it is appropriate to use this idea. Once upon a time, I showed my game vs. Nakamura as an example of "doing noth... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Mar 7, 2014

    "If I play for a legal trap and it doesn't work, can I still have a good game?" Sounds like you might be a lawyer (or need to consult one)!  This is also a good example of how I need to "interpret" questions on my Q&A show. Since the questi... | Read More

  • The Rock Scrapbook

    Scrapbook Prologue:      The U.S. Open chess tournament has been around since 1900 when it was called the Western Chess Association Championship and first won by Louis Uedemann, the creator of the Uedemann Code which was used to send chess m... | Read More

  • The First U.S. Women Champion - Mona May Karff

         If you look on Wikipedia, or for that matter on almost any website that mentions it, including the official USCF website and the site of the US Chess Trust,  You will notice that all these places honor Adele Rivero as the first officia... | Read More


    • USCF Expert Don Latzel passes

      Sadly, I got a call today from a mutual acquaintance telling me that Don Latzel was hit by a cement truck on Thursday and passed away - I assume he was driving at the time. Don was about 85. I always remember Don with a kindly smile and a good wo... | Read More

      • danheisman
      • | Apr 20, 2014
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    • Exclusive Peek at Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by GM Dejan Bojkov for Chess.com Members

        Metropolitan Chess, Inc, a Los Angeles based-company, has just published its first book under the imprint Metropolitan Chess Publishing:  Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by GM Dejan Bojkov   GM Bojkov is probably very familiar to... | Read More

    • My First OTB tournament.

      I have played in my first USCF Rated tournament today, April 19, 2014. This was a G/30;d5 tournament. I played in a U-1500 section as an unrated player, and went +3-1=0. In my last game I was 3/3 and facing my opponent who was also 3/3. A draw wou... | Read More

      • Zigwurst
      • | Apr 19, 2014
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    • Chessspank's USCF Rated Game: April 16, 2014

      Below is my USCF rated game, played under 90 minute time control.  I had a huge time disadvantage on my oponent since I was in unfamiliar territory in the opening, taking 30 minutes to decide on a single move. In retrospect, I thin... | Read More

      • chessspank
      • | Apr 18, 2014
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    • A Forced OR Inevitable Draw in the Endgame

      The first time I ever won in this type of official play, was on April 22, 2011... few years later and (12) days before our 11th wedding anniversary (April 22), I was awarded my 5th "1st" place USCF CC certificate in another tournament. A healthy ... | Read More

      • chesspnoi
      • | Apr 11, 2014
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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 »