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  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... Read More »

  • Lautier, Joel

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    Joel Lautier, born in 1973, is a Canadian-born French Grandmaster (1990) who was the youngest ever World Junior Champion in 1988.  His father is French and his mother is Japanese.  He wass President of the Association of Chess Profession... Read More »

  • Lebanon

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    Chess, or a variant, was played in Lebanon during the Omeyyad period.  The first unofficial Lebanese Chess Championship was in 1943.  It was won by Charles Salameh.  The first Lebanese Championship took place in 1953 and won by Char... Read More »

  • Lees, David

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    David M. Lees was born on February 12, 1943 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He was a National Master.  He won or tied in the Western Massachusetts Championship five times (1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967).  He won the Central New Engla... Read More »

  • Legal Trap

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    The Legal Trap is a trap that ocurs in the Philidor Defence.  It ocurs when Black tries to pin a knight to the queen. Black is down a pawn with no compensation.   Sometimes, h3 is not necessary. This example shows an example of t... Read More »

  • Lein, Anatoly

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    Anatoly Yakovlevich Lein, born March 28, 1931, is a Russian Grandmaster (1968) who moved to the United States in 1976.  He was a mathematician.  He played in 7 USSR Championships and 8 US Championships.  He was Moscow champion ... Read More »

  • Leko, Peter

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    Peter Leko, born Sep 8, 1979, is a Hungarian player who became the youngest International Master in the world at age 12.  In 1994, at the age of 14 years, 4 months, and 22 days, he became the youngest grandmaster in history.  I... Read More »

  • Lewis chessmen

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    Oldest known chess pieces in existence, carved from walrus tusk and whale teeth.   93 pieces were found in a stone chamber in a sand bank on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis in 1831 in the Western Isles off the coast of Scotland. ... Read More »

  • Lewis, William

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    William Lewis was born in Birmingham, England on October 9, 1787.  He was a chess player, author and organizer.  In 1817 he wrote Oriental Chess.   He took a job as the operator of the Turk chess automaton in 1818 to 1819. ... Read More »

  • Liberzon, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Mikhailovich Liberzon (1937-1996) was a Soviet Grandmaster (1965) who emigrated to Israel in 1973 and won the Israel championship in 1974.  He was the first Soviet Grandmaster to emigrate to Israel.  He was not a full-time profe... Read More »