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  • Budapest
    Online Jan 10, 2009

    Van Wilder | Tallahassee, United States

    Joined: Jan 10, 2009

  • gorillabiskuits69
    Online Jun 11, 2010

    Jason Budapest | ti ba ga, Serbia

    Joined: May 11, 2010

  • BudapestRudy
    Online Mar 12, 2012

    Budapest Rudy | California, United States

    Joined: Mar 11, 2012

  • Winstonath
    Online Feb 24, 2013

    Budapest Ghali | New York City, United States

    Joined: Feb 18, 2013

  • Budapest-Zoltan
    Online Aug 5, 2016

    Budapest, Hungary

    Joined: Mar 1, 2014

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  • Falling Into The Abyss

    • IM Silman
    • Mar 17, 2016, 11:03 AM

    During a road trip, GM Walter Browne once told me, “I would happily buy a huge steak dinner for my upcoming opponent since the blood would rush to his stomach, and his brain wouldn’t function properly.” He...

  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales: Polgar vs Silman

    • IM Silman
    • Oct 27, 2015, 4:47 AM

    I didn’t intend to write a 4th Cracked Grandmaster Tales article, but so many members asked me to do another that I decided to share a few more (true) stories. I hope you enjoy these as much as you did...

  • Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with...

  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous...

  • Giving Up On Chess? -- The Zalakaros Open

    After six rounds of the Zalakaros Open in Hungary, I had four points -- which was not a bad score, since the average of my opponents' ratings was high. Earlier in the tournament, I was sure that it was...

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  • Isaac Boleslavsky, A Giant Among Chessplayers

    Fame is a wayward mistress....some players are not written about enough, and therefore future generations might not know anything about them. Isaac Boleslavsky was a pioneer and a real chess giant of the 20th Century!      ...

  • d4 v. the Budapest

    The Budapest can be a disaster for white, however.. knowledge of one quiet line of play can make you a monster against the Budapest.  

  • The quest for building an opening repertoire 1: white

    I will dedicate this second blog post to the path it took to build my white pieces opening repertoire. A little background: i played 1.e4 (and very aggressively, i played the King's gambit and the open sicilian,...

  • A.J. (FLchessplayer) looks at chess traps ... ... ...

    In this blog, I will examine a few chess traps ... and what makes them work. OK? (Look for the free PDF book by Bill Wall! See the Google search link - above.) And be sure to visit my main web site, I have two...

  • Simul at noon New York, 5:00 pm London time

    Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in a simuls on the LIVE server with 30...

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