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  • benko
    Online Aug 23, 2007

    Benko Larson opening? | NY,NY, United States

    Joined: Aug 22, 2007

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    Online Dec 26, 2008

    patrick benko | sacramento, United States

    Joined: Oct 12, 2008

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    Online May 10, 2009

    Igor Benko | Slovak Republic, Slovakia

    Joined: Oct 15, 2008

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    Online Apr 24, 2010

    michael benko | sicklerville, United States

    Joined: Apr 24, 2010

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    Online Apr 27, 2009

    Monika Benko | Mishawaka, Indiana, United States

    Joined: Apr 27, 2009

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  • American Woman - Part V

    batgirl Feb 15, 2017, 2:10 PM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Can You Solve Our 2016 Holiday Puzzler?

    pete Dec 21, 2016, 8:32 AM

    Your favorite annual chess tradition is back. is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler for 2016—and we believe this is the hardest (and most rewarding) quiz yet. The 10...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • The Euphoria Of A Queen Sacrifice

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 13, 2016, 2:11 PM

    “Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.” ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn Magic does happen on the...

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  • Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

    PeterDoggers Nov 28, 2016, 7:39 AM

    In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates'...

  • Defending Champions' Title Hopes On Life Support In St. Louis

    FM MikeKlein Apr 23, 2016, 8:01 PM

    It was not a good day to be the king, or queen, at the 2016 U.S. Championship. The two 2015 title winners, GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Irina Krush, both drew, and saw the visage of the leaders get a little fuzzier...

  • Leaders Spoil Turns With White, Nakamura Takes Advantage

    FM MikeKlein Apr 22, 2016, 10:17 PM

    Before the ink dried on the headers to the notation sheets, round eight produced a multitude of interesting openings at the 2016 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship. Spectator heads swiveled more...

  • Caruana Beats Nakamura, Gets Closer To 'Unplayable'

    FM MikeKlein Apr 17, 2016, 4:26 PM

    Update: Video interviews with Caruana and Krush added. It's hard to say which was more declarative Sunday at the 2016 U.S. Championship: GM Fabiano Caruana's play, or his manager's praise. The U.S. number...

  • Komodo Coasts To Victory Over Benjamin

    NM SamCopeland Mar 31, 2016, 1:34 AM

    Once the world's highest rated chess playing entity, Komodo set the tone in the recent Man Vs. Machine odds match against GM Joel Benjamin by converting a magnificent positional duel in game one. In the increasing...


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