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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


    • My Blindfold Chess Experience!

      Today I'm going to talk about a different and mysterious aspect of chess, blindfold chess. Blindfold chess is when a person is able to visualize the position without looking at the board. He/She will be able to use the coordinates on the board to... | Read More

    • 60 Seconds by "Blindfold King"

      Timur Gareyev, 28-years old International Chess Grandmaster born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Nowadays, Timur lives in the USA. "Blindfold King" travelled across the world to share his adventure with our readers today. ·       My favorite col... | Read More

    • My first win in a blindfold game

      At work yesterday I played two of my colleagues in a blindfold game. They have only just started playing chess so they are not very strong players, very weak in fact. I have started doing some blindfold training lately to improve my calculation sk... | Read More

    • why Yes and not can win Sergey Karjaking the WCC

      The world chess championship. The both players who will play for the crown, are between Magnus Carlsen the current World champion and Sergey Karjakin the winner of the candidates tournament. The players are really good, the favorite to win is Ma... | Read More

    • My first blindfold game

      I recently watched a few videos by Danny Rensch about visualization. And he mentioned the possibility of playing blindfold games here on the site, so I thought I'd give it a try - just for fun.   Since I had never tried this before, I chose the e... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • 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 »