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  • Clash of Champions: Kramnik vs. Kasparov

    By 1990, Garry Kasparov had done what nobody had done before since the creation of the world championship: defended his title multiple times against the clearly best challenger. All in all, he and Anatoly Karpov played five quite grueling matches ... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, October 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Fabiabulous Editor Peter Doggers borrowed Dejan Bojkov's term to describe Fabiano Caruana's recent successes. Doggers writes: ... | Read More

  • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

    The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent ... | Read More

  • The 10 Most Important Moments in Chess History

    There is arguably no other game with the timeless staying power and global reach of chess. Unlike most of the other games and sports played today by millions around the world, chess has a history that spans millennia. While chess has change... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, June 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Second Norm “In May I took two weeks off from work. Shortly before it started I decided to play an open tournament in Liechte... | Read More


    • London Chess Classic: The Super Six

      6TH LONDON CHESS CLASSIC (6-14 DECEMBER 2014): THE SUPER SIX The ‘Super Six’ players who will compete in both the ten-round Super Rapidplay Open (6-7 December) and the five-round ‘Super Six’ classical chess tournament (10-14 December; rou... | Read More

    • Hyyy!!!!!!!!!!

      World chess champion Viswanathan Anand joined his first chess club when he was six, at a time when the game was a niche hobby in India. It was his mother who first taught him how to play. Since then, Mr. Anand, a native of the southern Indian ci... | Read More

      • munnu_jain
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    • Evan's Gambit

      The Evans Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4Brief Description:The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game wi... | Read More

      • Luidefunes
      • | Sep 14, 2014
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    • D10 - Slav Defense

      Before reading this, take a moment to read my blog about the Queen's Gambit for some basic ideas.   The Slav Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 d52. c4 c6The Slav is one of the primary defenses to the Queen... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Sep 7, 2014
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    • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

      The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent around th... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Sep 1, 2014
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  • 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 »