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  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • American Chess Congress

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    The first American Chess Congress, organized by Daniel Fiske and held in New York, was won by Paul Morphy in 1857. The top 16 American players were invited (Allison, Calthrop, Fiske, Fuller, Kennicott, Knott, Lichtenhein, Marache, Mead, Meek, Morp... Read More »

  • Alapin, Semyon

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    Semyon Alapin (1856-1923) was a Russian chess master and openings analyst. He was born in Vilnius, Lithuania.  He later settled in St. Petersburg, then Heidelberg, Germany.  While studying at St. Petersburg Engineering Institute, he became on... Read More »

  • Active Chess

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    Active chess (30 minutes per game) was introduced in 1987 by FIDE and was mostly used for demonstrations and other unofficial events.  The first official Active Chess (30 minutes per game) tournament was held in Gijon, Spain in 1988 and won ... Read More »

  • Simultaneous play

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    Karl Podzielny played 575 games simultaneously in 1978.  In 30 1/2 hours he  won 533 , drew 27, and lost 15.  Vlastimil Hort played 550 opponents, 201 simultaneously, and lost only 10 games in 1977.  The best record for simulta... Read More »

  • Evergreen Game

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    Adolf Anderssen was a great tactician and attacker, and was arguably one of the best players of his time. In this game against Dufresne in Berlin,1852, it became famous instantly after it was played. It was called the Evergreen Game by Wihelm Stei... Read More »

  • Tournament

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    The world's first chess tournament was held at the Royal Court in Madrid in 1575.  Polerio and Leonardo defeated Ruy Lopez and Ceron in a series of matches arranged by King Phillip II.  The first national tournament held in the U.S. ... Read More »

  • Adjournment

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    First introduced at Paris in 1878,  adjournment is a time out between playing sessions, generally overnight.  The side that is on the move seals (writes on a piece of paper and seals it in an envelope) a legal move, sight unseen by his o... Read More »

  • 1932 in chess

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    The 12th Hastings Christmas Congress has held from December 28, 1931 to January 6, 1932.  It was won by Salo Flohr, scoring 8 out of 9 (+7=2), followed by Isaac Kashdan with 7.5, Euwe with 5, Sultan Khan with 4.5, Yates, Stoltz, and Menchik with ... Read More »

  • Halloween Gambit

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      Halloween Gambit Moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5 ECO C47 Parent Four Knights Game Synonym(s) Müller-Schulze Gambit The Halloween Gambit, also known as the... Read More »