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  • Can Anyone Be An IM Or GM?

    IM Silman Sep 15, 2016, 12:33 AM

    BeekeeperBob wrote: “I am a 19 year old who has been toying with the idea of making chess a career for me (either playing professionally or teaching chess). Unfortunately, I currently have no official ranking....

  • Adonis

    batgirl Dec 31, 2014, 10:55 AM

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the...

  • Records in Chess

    billwall Jun 1, 2007, 8:13 AM

    Best match player.  William Steinitz played 27 chess matches from 1862 to 1896, and won 25 of the 27.    He won 160 games, lost 70, and drew 57.  Best Selling Chess Book. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess has sold over...

  • First Verbalize, Then Analyze (Plus, One from the Rule Books)

    IM Silman Mar 21, 2010, 11:29 PM

    I noticed two questions (posed by several readers) pertaining to my earlier article titled, “Finnish Defense & Tournament Prep.” Both questions are about an analysis I gave, and both are more than reasonable...

  • Finnish Defense & Tournament Prep

    IM Silman Feb 28, 2010, 11:10 PM

    Mr. Dahl wrote: I’d like to ask about a certain Scandinavian Main Line variation I came up with. It is 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 c6 5.Bd2 Qc7 (me and my friends playfully call this the Finnish Variation)....

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  • 5-0 at the Washington Class Scholastic

    Joseph_Truelson Jan 14, 2017, 11:43 AM

    There is still no editor, therefore there can not be an editor's note. Which makes me wonder how this whole note is even happening. Perhaps it is a figment of your imagination, or maybe I am a figment of your imagination- Nobody  The...

  • Скандинавска одбрана

    slobodan007 Nov 30, 2016, 3:13 AM

    Почиње са : Скандинавска одбрана је отварање које почиње са 1.е4 е5 2.ед5 Дд5                                                                                                          1.е4 е5 2. de5 Qd5          ...

  • SCU - High School Invitational 2016

    SCU_Chess_Club Nov 10, 2016, 8:49 PM

    Wesley Lingard from Kadina High is the 2016 chess champion at the 4th High School Invitational tournament held at Southern Cross University. Pictured shaking hands with 2nd place Jack Lowe (left) and 3rd place Nicholas Von...

  • SCU - South Grafton High Challenge 2016-T3

    SCU_Chess_Club Aug 30, 2016, 6:35 PM

    Nicole Lancaster of South Grafton High School invited SCU Chess Club to host an inter-school tournament on 30-Aug-2016, with 46 players from SGHS, McAuley Catholic College, and Clarence Valley Anglican School, and...

  • Candidates R07: Nakamura beats Topalov : - Chess Base ,....Chessbase.com

    Caitano05 Mar 20, 2016, 12:37 AM

    ChessBase Logo Shop Link LANGUAGE : DEENES SEARCH : OK OPENINGS A-Z caitano CAITANO ChessBase playchess.com Today on playchess.com Candidates Round 8 3/20/2016 – The Candidates tournament this year is taking...

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  • Ex-CIA director blasts Trump for carping about media during agency visitJohn Brennan says US preside

    B1J2 Jan 22, 2017, 8:41 AM

    Former CIA director John Brennan said US President Donald Trump “should be ashamed of himself” for using his bridge-building first visit to the intelligence agency on Saturday to berate the media over its coverage...

  • FHS Chess News Nov. 30

    MooseMouse Nov 29, 2016, 9:16 PM

    Hello FHS Chess Team!Here's the news:1. Beta results, new ratings2. Openings workshop, Wednesday morning 7am3. Thursday at club:  Tournament!4. MiniTeams details for Saturday5. Online FHS tourney, online NWL tourney...

  • Gene Wilder, In Black And White

    B1J2 Sep 5, 2016, 11:55 AM

    Gene Wilder, In Black And White In ‘Blazing Saddles,’ the comic actor helped recall a fading black-Jewish alliance. 08/30/16 Andrew Silow-Carroll JTA Gene...

  • Jewish Groups Walk Tightrope On Racial Tensions

    B1J2 Jul 13, 2016, 12:31 PM

    Jewish Groups Walk Tightrope On Racial Tensions Trying to balance historic ties to black community and law enforcement. 07/13/16 Steve Lipman Staff Writer Remembering...

  • Viktor Korchnoi, 1931-2016

    PeterDoggers Jun 6, 2016, 8:09 AM

    In a bad year for sports legends, the chess world is not staying behind. Today Viktor Korchnoi died at the age of 85 in a hospital in Wohlen, Switzerland. Korchnoi had been ill for some time and was hospitalized...

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