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  • 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 »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... 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 »

  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He won the Philippine championship in 1956 and 1960.  ... Read More »

  • Las Palmas 1996

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    Strongest chess tournament ever held.  This was a category 21 event with an average rating of 2756. The event included the top 6 players in the world: Garry Kasparov (2785), Anatoly Karpov (2775), Vladimir Kramnik (2765), Veselin Topalov (2... Read More »

  • Dorfman, Josif (Iosif )

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    Josif Davidovich Dorfman, born May 1, 1953, is a Ukrainian trainer and Grandmaster (1978) who was Kasparov’s second for four World Championships.  He tied for 1st place (with Gulko) in the USSR championship in 1977.  He later moved... Read More »

  • GMA

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    Grandmasters Association, founded in 1987 by Garry Kasparov and Bessel Kok to give a voice to grandmasters that were dissatisfied with FIDE.  The GMA was succeeded in 1993 by the Professional Chessplayers Association (PCA).    ... Read More »

  • Arnason, Jon Loftur

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    Jon Loftur Arnason, born Nov 13, 1960, is an Icelandic grandmaster (1986).  He was winner of the first World Championship for juniors under 17, in 1977 (ahead of Jay Whitehead and Kasparov).  He won the championship of Iceland in 1977, a... Read More »

  • Flesch, Janos

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    In 1960, Janos Flesch (1933-1983) played 52 games simultaneously blindfolded in Budapest – a world record.  He won 31 games, lost 18 games, and drew 3 games in 12 hours of play.  During the simul, he was allowed to have the mo... Read More »

  • Bagirov, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Konstantinovich Bagirov was born to an Armenian father and a Ukrainian mother in Baku on August 16, 1936. He was a Soviet-Azerbajani-Latvian Grandmaster who competed in nine Soviet championships between 1960 and 1978.  His chess coac... Read More »