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  • Can Anyone Be An IM Or GM?

    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. So before I go spending the m... | Read More

  • Records in Chess

    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 one million copies. Best w... | Read More

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

    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 … on one level. Let’s take ... | Read More

  • Finnish Defense & Tournament Prep

    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). Is it sound for Black? I’ve ... | Read More


    Hi again everyone,   This time we will try to take a look at how black can answer a variation which a lot of sources consider to be critical to the whole survival of the Dragon. I’ve tried to include a lot of possible deviations for black tha... | Read More

    • Candidates R07: Nakamura beats Topalov : - Chess Base ,

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

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    • Reloaded BCM!

        New BCM – An exclusive chess magazine! Have you seen the latest British Chess Magazine? It’s very special as it is dedicated exclusively to a celebration of the hugely successful London Chess Classic. Moreover this edition marks an ex... | Read More

    • Chess News by CB/Com Dzagindze stubles, Zhao Advances ..

      LANGUAGE :  DEENES SEARCH :  OK OPENINGS A-Z USER : PASSWORD : REGISTEROK Today on Kingscrusher's Radio Show 2/23/2016 – Tryfon Gavriel also know... | Read More

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      • | Feb 23, 2016
    • Chess Channels

      Hi, here are the list of links for those who are looking for good chess channels. Check them out and enjoy 1. IM Andrew Martin 2. ChessNetwork 3. kingscrusher 4. John Bartolomew 5. Ches Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis 6. Lucas And... | Read More

    • Greek gifts defended

      This monday I encountered a Greek gift bishop sac, and today the same opponent went for the same sac, and apparently did some homework. I thought the sac was too optimistic, but I had to defend very well. Maybe I should do some homework on this to... | Read More

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      • | Dec 15, 2015

  • 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 »

  • Bird's Opening

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    Bird's Opening (or the Dutch Attack) is a chess opening characterised by the move: 1. f4Bird's is a standard but never popular flank opening. White's strategic ideas involve control of the e5-square without occupying it, but his first move ... Read More »

  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »

  • 1931 in chess

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    On January 7, 1931, the annual Hastings Christmas Congress finished.  Max Euwe won the Premier section and Salo Flohr won the Premier Reserves section.  The next year, Flohr would win the Premier section. On January 8, 1931, Nikolai Minev was b... Read More »

  • Ervin, Roy

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    Roy Carl Ervin was born in Los Angeles on January 4, 1951 and grew up in Santa Monica.  In 1969, he took 2nd in the Ventura Marina Chess Festival, won by Ray Martin, and ahead of Norman Whitaker.  In 1969, at the American Open in Santa Monica, E... Read More »