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  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • Van't Krujis Opening

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    The Van't Kruijs[1] Opening (Dutch pronunciation: [vɑn ət ˈkrœys]) is a chess opening defined by the move: 1. e3It is named after the Amsterdam player Maarten van't Kruijs (1813–85) who won the sixth Dutch championship in 1878.... Read More »

  • Vassily Smyslov

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    I would like to thank Awardchess for posting this in the Vassily Smyslov Group. He did all the research; I simply pressed "copy" and "paste". Smyslov's background is possibly part Jewish.[1] Smyslov learned chess from his father, Vasily O. ... Read More »

  • Vera Menchik Club

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    Players who lost to Vera Menchik.  Before the start of the Carlsbad International Tournament in 1929, Albert Becker said if man should lose to this woman, he would be a member of the Vera Menchik Club.  His was the first member.  Ot... Read More »

  • Vidmar, Milan

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    Milan Vidmar (1885-1962) was Yugoslavia’s first Grandmaster (1950).  He was Nordic champion in 1909.  He was Yugoslav champion in 1939.  He was an electrical engineer (PhD).  He was a specialist in power transformers.&nbs... Read More »

  • Vienna 1882

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    One of the strongest chess tournaments of all time.  It was called the Second International Chess Tournament and was the strongest chess tournament up to that time.  The top 9 players in the world participated.  It was won by Steini... Read More »

  • Virgin Islands

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    The British Virgin Islands first joined FIDE in 1934.  The US Virgin Islands joined FIDE in 1966.  The Virgin Islanders made their first appearance in a chess Olympiad in 1968.  As one team, they played in the 1968, 1970, and 1972 c... Read More »

  • visualization

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    Visualization is the process of mentally envisioning a move or moves that one is contemplating. This is used to calculate variation in one's mind and if one is very good at it, can even play a whole game without sight of the board. This is a tech... Read More »

  • Vukcevich, Milan

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    Milan Vukcevich (1937-2003) was an International Master (1958) who was once nominated for the Nobel prize in chemistry.  He immigrated to Ohio from Yugoslavia in 1963.  He tied for 1st place at the 1969 U.S. Open with Benko and Bisguier.... Read More »