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  • The Best Chess Of 2015

    As the calendar turns to 2016, it's time to look back at the best chess of the past year. The year 2015 was a big one for chess. With the creation of the Grand Chess Tour, the chess world had an exciting new super-tournament series to follo... | Read More

  • The Chess Heritage Of Emory Tate

    This is the last installment of my tribute to IM Emory Tate. The first two parts can be found here and here. There are definitely people out there who knew Emory much better than me, so they could disagree, but I always had an impression that hi... | Read More

  • Memphis Belle

      Miss Rosa Jefferson    The champion women chess player of the world Rosa B. Jefferson    Although she was a significant historical figure in American chess, Rosa Bradford Jefferson has remained largely unknown. Miss Jefferson edited ... | Read More

  • The Eye Of The Beholder

    Many players feel that chess is all about threats or attack or finding a combination or some other form of brute force moves. And, of course, that is exactly what many positions need. However, in many other positions those things are exactly what ... | Read More

  • Vladimir Kramnik And The Berlin Defense

    Before the 2000 world championship match between Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov, the latter had been champion since long before I started playing chess. Kasparov dominated the chess world and seemed unbeatable. I naturally assumed that he wou... | Read More


    • The first post of a journey

      Well, here is to the beginning of a journey from the world of CC to OTB. I've decided to play more over the board because I needed the challenge. I'm 40 years old, and it's time to stretch ourselves.  | Read More

    • I just earned the National Master title. Here's how.

      (Note: If you want to avoid some random anecdotes and just want to get to the things I think may benefit players embarking on similar quests, just skip to the bold stuff below.) I've been working on this one for a while, and it's nice to finally h... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | Feb 11, 2016
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    • Washington Championship, part 1

      In past years the Washington State Championship has consisted of three 10-player round robins.  The winner of the top section becomes Champion:  the winners of the lower sections are seeded into upper sections next year.  There are also a few o... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Feb 9, 2016
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    • Correspondence Challenge!

      I am looking for high-level players to play in rated online chess. My ratings are high and I am looking for = compitition! | Read More

    • Zurich Chess Challenge 2016

      When: February 12-15 Schedule: February 12 - Welcome Ceremony  February 13 - Round 1 & 2 February 14 - Round 3 & 4 February 15 - Round 5 - Blitz Tournament - Closing Ceremony In the classical games, the winner gets two points, if ... | Read More


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  • List of chess software

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    Chess software[edit] 1K ZX Chess Battle Chess Chess (Northwestern University) Chess (application) Chess Assistant Chess Crusade Chess Informant Expert Chess Mates Chess Titans Chess Tiger ChessBase ChessGenius ChessV Chessmaster CilkChess Colossu... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Mating Net

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    This article is in relation to Mating Patterns Parts 1 and 2. If you didn't read those yet, please do so before reading this. When you are attacking your opponent's king, the normal reaction is to check as much as possible. It gives you a feeling... 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 »

  • 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 »