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  • What If Death Match 31 Were Competitive Eating?

    What if 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

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 5

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, August 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “In July I was on holidays for most of the month, and so I missed a lot of chess, for instance the annual tourn... | Read More

  • Don't Lose Trying Too Hard to Win

    In my article on chess technique, I wholeheartedly agreed with Frank J. Marshall's affirmation that "the hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." Indeed, tenacious defense is now the norm rather than the exception. Fifty years ago, the fir... | Read More

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a past visit to my local booksto... | Read More

    • Music and Chess...

      Listening to the charismatic sound of Lindey Stirling playin her Violin in "Crystallize" while trapping your opponents queen. Thumping your feet to Incubus' song "Drive" after devising a plan of attack. Using the lyrics of Coldplay's "Everything's... | Read More

    • The Rise and Retirement of a Chess Master

      I don’t recall exactly how I learned to move the chess pieces. Given that I lived in a small suburb of Boston in the late 1970s, I’m sure it was from reading a book in the local library. Around the time I was in fifth grade, my dad saw somethi... | Read More

    • Best Type of Membership?

        Most Popular! Diamond Unlimited access to all features! $14 /month $99 /year Save 40%! Choose This Plan   Platinum Access to many features! $7 /month $49 /year Choose This Plan   Gold The basic per... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Aug 25, 2015
    • LIVE CHESS: How to Challenge, etc.

      Because I don’t actually play much chess on this site (yes, I know *sigh*), and never in LIVE Chess, I’ve not been very familiar with how that area of works. That’s when roninreturns stepped in and was kind enough to share a bit of... | Read More

    • Beautiful Yellowstone

      It feels like forever since I last posted here on My wife, kids and I are close to the end of a week-long vacation in Yellowstone National Park and for the most part, I have had no internet access. Normally a week without internet would... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Aug 22, 2015

  • Cochrane, John

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    John Cochrane (1798-1978) was a Scottish master and lawyer who spent half his life in India.  He played chess in London while on vacation.   In 1815 he was a second lieutenant on the HMS Bellerophon, which transported Napoleon to hi... Read More »