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  • Yanofsky, Daniel Abraham

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    Daniel Abraham Yanofsky (1925-2000) was a Polish born Canadian lawyer and Grandmaster (1964) who was the first Grandmaster in the British Commonwealth.  He learned to play chess at 8 years old.  He came to Canada in 1926.  In 1939 h... Read More »

  • Yates, Frederick

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    Frederick Yates (1884-1932) was a six-time British champion (1913, 1914, 1921, 1926, 1928, and 1931).  In 1911, he tied for 1st in the British championship, but lost the play-off to Atkins.  He took 1st place at Hastings in 1920/21. ... Read More »

  • You never know when you will face these very unusual and usual places

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    There are many positions in chess! There are three phases of the game-Beginning-middlegame-and Endgame! We will focus mainly on the Endgame today!!  This Endgame is simple.  It is focusing on the King and pawn versus king. This position is won-... Read More »

  • Yugoslav Attack

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    The Yugoslav Attack is in the Sicilian Dragon and is one of main lines White can choose from.   In this Variation, both sides castle opposite sides which results in attacking!  Read More »

  • Yugoslavia

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    In 1271 Svetoslav Surinj beat the Venetian Doge, Peter II, in a chess match and won the right to rule the Dalmatian towns of Yugoslavia.  A chessboard appears in the Croation coat of arms.  The first Yugoslav championship was held in 194... 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 »