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  • The Golden Age

         In September 1945 the proud and confident USA team suffered a humiliating, crushing defeat at the hands of the Soviet team in a 10 board, 20 game match played through a novel use of radio transmission, each set of matched contestants pl... | Read More

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More

  • Berlin Endgame Video Series

    Test your knowledge: which opening did Vladimir Kramnik lean on to equalize his chances as Black in the 2000 world chess championship, where he would eventually defeat the greatest chess player of all time? Fill in the blank: The 2014 world ches... | Read More

  • 5 Great Chess Books For Beginners

    Like it or not, holiday gift-shopping season is now upon us, at least according to the ubiquitous calendar of commerce.  Instead of being trampled by unruly deal-seekers at big box retail stores, you can shop online and still get somet... | Read More

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Finals

    Who is the greatest world chess champion ever? Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend his title. Meanwhile, the All-Time World Chess Championship... | Read More

    • Dragons on the Beach: The American Team at World Youth

      GM Alejandro Ramirez, one of the coaches at the World Youth Championship, writes about beginning of the event. "Certainly has a ring to it, being World Champion! For this precise goal America is sending over 120 young, talented players to the 2... | Read More


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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Return Match

      The last chapter of the Krogius book, mostly consisting of quotes from other authors. The Spassky - Fischer series: Part 0: Excerpts from the chapter about Spassky's preparation. Part 1: Pre-match, Spassky waiting for Fischer in Reykjavik. Par... | Read More

    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 7

      Part 7. The fallout: Boris returns to USSR Previously on: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6. And so, the departure day came. This time, we flew to Copenhagen through Oslo. The cold and rainy Icelandic autumn seemingly ... | Read More

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    • Does Chess Need an Audience?

      Recently I came across an article asking whether chess has the power to draw in the audiences enjoyed by sports like golf or even…reality shows. Understanding that journalists are paid to ask these kinds of questions and to present a limited ... | Read More

  • Deimante Daulyte

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    Deimantė Daulytė (born 1989) is a Lithuanian chess woman grandmaster. She won the women's Lithuanian Chess Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. She qualified for the Women's World Chess Championship 2014 (eventually played in 2015)... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Purdy, Cecil

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    Cecil Purdy (1906-1979) was a Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (1953) and winner of the first world correspondence chess championship (1950-1953). In 1923, at the age of 17, he won the New Zealand Championship.  In 1929 he founded the Australa... Read More »