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  • Addison, William Grady

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    William Grady Addison, born Nov 28, 1933, is considered the best Go player among chess masters.   He was born in Baton Rouge, came to San Francisco in the 1950s, and was the area’s strongest player for 20 years.  He became an International Ma... Read More »

  • Ader Haussman, Walter

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    Walter Ader Haussman was born on Nov 7, 1913 in Czechoslovakia.  In 1966, he won the championship of Chile.  He was still a rated master (2270) by FIDE while in his 90s.  In played Board 2 in the 1956 Chess Olympiad in Moscow, ... Read More »

  • Adianto, Utut

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    Utut Adianto, born in Jakarta on March 16, 1965, was the first Indonesian Grandmaster (1986) and the best chess player in Indonesia.  He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 16, 1965.  He learned the game of chess at the age of six.  He won... Read More »

  • Adjournment

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    First introduced at Paris in 1878,  adjournment is a time out between playing sessions, generally overnight.  The side that is on the move seals (writes on a piece of paper and seals it in an envelope) a legal move, sight unseen by his o... Read More »

  • Adjudication

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    Adjudication is an independent decision (usually by a strong, impartial chess player) as to whether an unfinished game should be scored as draw or a win for one of the players on best play by both players.  It may be used by a tournament director... Read More »

  • Adly, Ahmed

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    Ahmed Adly, born Feb 19, 1987, was the first Egyptian Grandmaster (2005), and the youngest-ever from Africa.  In 2001, he was African Under-20 champion.  In 2003, he contracted malaria while playing in a chess tournament in Nigeria. ... Read More »

  • Adorjan, Andras

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    Andras Adorjan, born March 31, 1950, is a Hungarian chess grandmaster who took 2nd place, behind Anatoly Karpov, at the 1969 World Junior Championship in Stockholm.  At the time, he played under the name Andras Jocha.  He later adopted h... Read More »

  • Adzic, Slobadan

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    Slobadan Adzic is a FIDE master.  He is a professional journalist living in Novi Sad.  From 1985 to 1992, he was the chess editor of the daily newspaper Dnenik in Novi Sad.  In 1985, he founded Chess Press in Novi Sad, then moved it... Read More »

  • Afek, Yochanan

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    Yochanan Afek (born Yohanan Kopelovich on April 16, 1952) is an International Master from Israel.  He is also an International Master in chess composition.  He is also an International Arbiter in composition chess and over-the-board... Read More »

  • Afghanistan

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    Chess was forbidden by the Taliban in Afghanistan for 15 years, possibly to prevent intellectuals from getting together.  The Taliban believed chess was a form of gambling and it distracted people from saying their prayers.  For five yea... Read More »