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LaVarthMagnificient
LaVarthMagnificient
Location: Philippines
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ViswanathanA
ViswanathanA
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anand_offitial
anand_offitial
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gitanand
gitanand
Location: Collierville, TN, United States
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gmViswanathanAnand01
Location: Pakistan
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    • The Bigger the Tree, the Harder it Falls.

      An upset occurs when a player/team of higher caliber loses to the less skilled player/team, therefore upsetting anyone who expected the win to go by the percentages. Sometimes, upsets get so ugly that fans, particularly of the home team, will riot... | Read More

    • The best chess players of all time: Vladimir Kramnik

      Who are the greatest chess players ever? Famous names like Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, and current world champion Magnus Carlsen immediately spring to mind, and rightly so. While those players are certainly among the strongest of all time, d... | Read More

    • Evans Gambit, The Evergreen Game

      Learn the Evans Gambit, a chess opening named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have played it. Though it dates back to 1827, it's still playable, as Garry Kasparov used it to defeat Viswanathan Anand in j... | Read More

    • Is There Room for Controversy in Chess?

      Is there room for controversy in chess?   The word leaves a sour taste in some mouths. At best, controversy brings attention, and, at worst, it can leave something utterly destroyed.   Let’s take a quick look into history's most contro... | Read More

    • Famous Chess Blunders

      Learning from blunders made by top Grandmasters, from the following games: Viswanathan Anand vs. Garry Kasparov Alexander Beliavsky vs. Leif Erlend Johannessen Deep Fritz vs. Vladimir Kramnik Étienne Bacrot vs. Ernesto Inarkiev Magnus Carlsen vs... | Read More




  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams w... Read More »

  • Evans Gambit

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     The Evans Gambit is characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4 History The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game with the open... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »