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  • Smith, Ken

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    Ken Smith (1930-1999) was a Texas master who founded Chess Digest in 1962.  In 1954 he won the British Open and the British Blitz Championship while stationed in England as an Air Force enlisted man.  He was not given a prize because he ... Read More »

  • Bisguier, Arthur

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    Arthur Bernard Bisguier, born Oct 8, 1929,  is an American Grandmaster (1957).  He was the winner of the U.S. Junior Championship in 1946 and 1949, U.S. Championship in 1954, winner of three U.S. Opens (1950, 1956, 1959), and represented... Read More »

  • Adorjan, Andras

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    Andras Adorjan, born March 31, 1950, is a Hungarian chess grandmaster who took 2nd place, behind Anatoly Karpov, at the 1969 World Junior Championship in Stockholm.  At the time, he played under the name Andras Jocha.  He later adopted h... Read More »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... Read More »

  • Cuba

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    In 1952 there was an international tournament in Havana.  During the event, there was a revolution in Cuba.  The President who sponsored the tournament was deposed.  The Mexican entrants were recalled by their government.  Fina... Read More »

  • Browne, Walter Shawn

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    Walter Shawn Browne, born in Sydney, Australia on Jan 10, 1949, is a six-time U.S. chess champion (1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, and 1983).  He became a Grandmaster in 1970 while representing Australia (he was born in Australia and raise... Read More »

  • American Chess Federation

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    Forerunner of the US Chess Federation (USCF).  In 1935, the Western Chess Association, founded in 1900, became known as the American Chess Federation (ACF).  Arpad Elo was its first President and Kirk Holland was its Vice President. ... Read More »

  • CHESS 4.6

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    Chess computer program written at Northwestern University by David Slate and Larry Atkin.  In February 1977, it won the Minnesota Open Championship.  In August 1977, it won the second World Championship.  In September 1977, it achie... Read More »

  • Pogonina, Natalia

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    Natalia Pogonina (born on March 9, 1985) is one of the best female chess players in the world. Woman Grandmaster (WGM), three-times European champion (U16, twice U18), bronze prize winner at the World Championship (U18) and European Women Champi... Read More »

  • Chajes, Oscar

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    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... Read More »