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  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Torre, Eugene

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    Eugenio "Eugene" Torre, traditionally considered the strongest chess grandmaster the Philippines ever produced, was born in Iloilo City, Philippines on November 4, 1951.  In 1974, the young Torre became Asia’s first grandmaste... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Karpov, Anatoly

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    Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov, born May 23, 1951, in Zlatoust, Russia, was the 12th World Chess Champion (1975-1985). Karpov was the first world champion to win the title without playing a chess match.  He was awarded the title in 1975 when Bobby ... Read More »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... 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 »

  • Philippines

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    The first national chess championship of the Philippines was held in 1947 and won by Horacio Tagle.  The Philippine Chess Federation has a dress code for chessplayers. They have outlawed slippers, T-shirts, and vests in their chess events.&nb... Read More »

  • Tarrasch, Siegbert

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    Siegbert Tarrasch (1862-1934) was a German player who was one of the top 4 players in the world for 20 years.  He had the lamest excuse in history for losing a world championship match.  After losing to Lasker, he blamed his loss on the ... Read More »

  • Bacrot, Etienne

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    Etienne Bacrot, born Jan 22, 1983, was the youngest FIDE master at age 10. He began playing chess at the age of 4.  He won the World under 12 championship in Brazil in 1995.  In 1995, he was awarded the International Master title at the age of 1... Read More »

  • Donaldson, John Walter

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    William John Donaldson, born in 1958, is an International Master (1983).   In 1983 he was the captain of the US team at the Greece Olympiad when he eloped with one of the top Russian lady players, Elena Akhmilovskaya.    H... Read More »