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  • Andersson, Ulf

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    Ulf Andersson, born June 27, 1951, is a Swedish Grandmaster (1972) who is the all-time drawing master.  Against top-level opposition, he has drawn 74% of his games, winning 10%, and losing 16%.  In 1969, he was the Swedish Champion. ... Read More »

  • Marathon chess

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    The first marathon chess record was set  by R.H. Jones and Stewart Walker who played chess 52 hours non stop at St. Lukes College in 1962.  It appeared in the 1962 Guinness Book or Records.  In 1983 two bus drivers from Bristol, Eng... Read More »

  • Kamsky, Gata

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    Gata Kamsky, born June 2, 1974, is a Grandmaster (1990) who was born in Siberia, Gata Kamsky won the USSR Junior Championship (under 18)  at the age of 12.  Gata and father Rustam defected from the Soviet Union after playing in the 1989 ... Read More »

  • Aaltio, Erkki

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    Erkki Aaltio was born on September 16, 1935, in Hanko, Finland. He participated in the World Under 26 Championship in 1957. In 1957, 1959, and 1961, he represented Finland in the World Student Team Chess Championships (winning 2, drawing 7, and... Read More »

  • Paulsen, Louis

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    Louis Paulsen (1833-1891) was the second prize winner (after Paul Morphy) in the first American Chess Congress in 1857.  He was born in Germany but emigrated to America in 1854 with his family and established a distillery and a tobacco trade ... Read More »

  • Telegraph

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      The first telegraph match was played between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore in  November, 1844, linked by the first American telegraph.  In 1845, Staunton and Hugh Kennedy, playing from Gosport, Portsmouth Harbor, played two telegraph gam... Read More »

  • Philately

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    The first philatelic item, a chess cancellation, appeared on a German envelope in 1923.  The first postage stamp depicting a chess motif was issued in Bulgaria in 1947 on the occasion of the Balkan games.  Over 140 countries have issued ... Read More »

  • Reti, Richard

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    Richard Reti (1889-1929) was one of the founders of the hypermodern school of chess, along with Nimzovich, Tartakower, and Breyer.  He was born in Hungary and went to Vienna to study mathematics, but gave that up for chess.  Richard Reti... Read More »

  • de Vere, Cecil

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    Cecil Valentine Brown, later known as Cecil de Vere, was born in February 14 (Valentine’s Day), 1845.  In 1857, at the age of 12, he was taught who to play chess by a strong London player, Francis Burden (1830-1882).  In 1859, he j... Read More »

  • Reti Opening

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    The Reti Opening (1. Nf3 d5 2. c4) belongs to the Hypermodern School of Chess that dominated in the early 20th Century. The idea is to control the center rather than contest it by direct occupation with pawn moves such as d4 and e4. Because of its... Read More »