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    • Master Simul on Saturday and on Sunday at 3:00 pm EST, 8:00 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 2 simuls on the LIVE server with 30 15 time control. I created ... | Read More

    • Move Over, Magnus!

      19-year-old phenom Magnus Carlsen now sits astride the world rankings at an impressive 2826 after his latest success - an undefeated 7.5-2.5 at the King's Tournament in Rumania this past May (average rating: 2740). Despite this, he may already be... | Read More

      • johngrefe
      • | Jul 20, 2016
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    • Chess Informant 128 Far Cry

      We dare to believe that Chess Informant 128 is simply in a league of its own, without peer. Quite simply a far cry ahead of everything else in the chess market. DON'T MESS WITH KARJAKIN! Now imagine that the play of world title challenger is p... | Read More

      • GMTadic
      • | Jul 19, 2016
    • [Chess^Summit] The Difficulty of Reaching Master

      In today's Chess^Summit post, I discuss some of the challenges of reaching master through my background and some of my recent games. Below is a selected excerpt; view the full post and more at | Read More

    • Dangerous Decoy Quiz

      Hi Chess Friends, I've taught a couple of lessons on decoy tactics recently and realized that they're often overlooked in chess literature, compared to more popular tactics, like forks and pins. It's not unusual for my opponents and I to miss the... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | Jul 17, 2016

Video Lessons

  • National Chess Day

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    National Chess Day Former President Gerald Ford proclaimed and designated National Chess day in October 09, 1976. But before it happened there was a series of requests from other groups concerned including the Regional Vice-president of United St... Read More »

  • 1934 in chess

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    In January 1934, the Log Cabin Chess Club was founded by E. Forry Laucks in West Orange, New Jersey. In January 1934, Reuben Fine won the 17th Marshall Chess Club Championship. On January 5, 1934, the 14th Christmas Congress finished in Hastin... Read More »

  • Alekhine, Alexander

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    Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was the winner of the first Soviet Chess Championship (1920) and the only man to die while holding the world chess championship.  He learned chess from his older brother Alexei (1888-1939).  He studied law at the S... Read More »

  • Evans Gambit

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     The Evans Gambit is characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4 History The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game with the open... Read More »

  • Basman, Michael

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    Michael Basman, born March 16, 1946, is an International Master (1980) from England who specializes in irregular openings.  He tied for 1st place in the 1973 British Championship, but lost the playoff to Bill Hartston.  He organizes the ... Read More »