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  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays to put on an apron and gloves, wal... | Read More

  • Blindfold Art

    Convergences: Miles of String  by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942, for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Untitled scul... | Read More

  • The Craziest Queen Moves Ever

    First of all I would like to thank our readers for their contribution to last week's article. Many of you shared your chess knowledge and helped to uncover some little-known games with really stunning moves. Since in that article&nb... | Read More

  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called "the English Morphy."  Few, ho... | Read More


    • Steinitz blindfold tactics, 1867

      Wilhelm Steinitz in 1867 won a blindfold game which I think makes a good puzzle.  Short version Long version  Future World Champion Steinitz was in Dundee to participate in the Dundee, Scotland International.... | Read More

    • A guide to the chess Olympiad – Part II

      Foar Part 1, click here.     In the last article I described the basics of the chess Olympiad, and mentioned that it used to be dominated – almost tediously so – by the USSR. But the chess world is different now an... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Aug 21, 2016
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    • Training Routine

      July 2015 is when I started training harder to improve my chess. I search the internet, buy books, download apps and programs, and played a lot of chess. I also acquired 4 sets of boards already because I am a little picky about the piece design, ... | Read More

      • Alvin_Cruz
      • | Aug 18, 2016
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    • A new beginning

      I learned chess from my father when I was 6 years old. I am not a prodigy and chess materials are not very much accessible for me. At age 8, my father bought the book An Invitation to Chess. And I became absorb to reading it. Having difficulty re... | Read More

      • Alvin_Cruz
      • | Aug 16, 2016
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    • Special Guest Paul Swaney for Chess^Summit

      It's been a while since I've linked a Chess^Summit post to chess.com due to some diagram issues, but this morning we had a nice post from multiple time Virginia Coach of the Year Paul Swaney that I wanted to share. To see the original post, you ca... | Read More


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  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended. The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5). The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Februar... Read More »

  • 1933 in chess

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    On January 6, 1933, the 13th Annual Christmas Congress in Hastings ended.  The Premier event was won by Salo Flohr of Czechoslovakia, scoring 7 out of 9 (+5 =4).  He was followed by Pirc (6.5), L. Steiner and Sultan Khan (5.5), Michell (4.5), Al... Read More »

  • Bernstein, Ossip

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    Ossip Samoilovich Bernstein (1882-1962) was a Ukrainian-born chess player born in a wealthy Jewish family.   He was born on September 20, 1882 in Zhitomir, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). In 1901, he took up chess at the age of 19, while studying... Read More »

  • Christiansen, Larry

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    Larry Mark Christiansen, born June 27, 1956,  became an International Grandmaster without ever being an International Master first.  In 1977 he was awarded the title after winning an international tournament in Torremolinos, Spain (he to... Read More »

  • Rosenthal, Samuel

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    Samuel Rosenthal (1837-1902) was a Polish player and law student who moved from Warsaw to Paris, France in 1864 after the Polish revolution to become a professional player and writer.  In 1880, he played Zukertort in a match, but lost  w... Read More »