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  • Kasparov's Mysterious Move

    The already famous game So vs Kasparov played in the Ultimate Blitz Challenge is both fascinating and puzzling. Not only did GM Wesley So produce a game of unbelievable beauty, he did it against the arguably strongest chess player in the... | Read More

  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge in our beautiful game. Was i... | Read More

  • Carlsen vs Karjakin And Crude Oil

    The world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin is getting closer, and it is time to update our old forecast. This time I will channel my inner Nate Silver and provide you with some numbers.  Let's loo... | Read More

  • Magnus Carlsen vs Tigran Petrosian: Preview

    What's the biggest underdog story in sports? What's the biggest in chess? Thursday's much-hyped GM Blitz Battle between top-seeded World Champion Magnus Carlsen and qualifier Tigran Petrosian might seem more equal if the "other Petrosian" w... | Read More

  • Korchnoi The Chess Psychologist

    The death of GM Viktor Korchnoi is a huge loss for chess. I am not going to repeat the obvious facts that he was the strongest chess player who never became the world champion or tell you about his enormous chess heritage. There are thousands... | Read More


    • The Lion, The Adder, And The Dragon

      by HJS Psalm 91 talks about the lion, the adder and the dragon, over which you as God's trusting child can triumph. All the difficulties and challenges you will face in life are represented by one of these three images. Lions are bold. They meet... | Read More

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    • SCU - South Grafton High Challenge 2016-T3

      Nicole Lancaster of South Grafton High School invited SCU Chess Club to host an inter-school tournament on 30-Aug-2016, with 46 players from SGHS, McAuley Catholic College, and Clarence Valley Anglican School, and the SCU club attending. The 7 ro... | Read More

    • Accelerated Dragon Reflection Part 3: Dark Complexities

      In Part 3, I will discuss one strategy where black can strike back if white is not careful, and why I abandoned the Accelerated Dragon for another opening. This strategy for Black revolves around the Marozy Bind and the Bc4-b3 line. The concept ... | Read More

      • yian123
      • | Aug 29, 2016
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    • The Baku Chess Olympiad!! Zambians in View!!

      The last 2 years (2015/2016) have been sensational for the Zambians in African chess, and it should be noted that they have won tournaments and showed themselves strong in African and international tournaments. After the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tr... | Read More

      • thims
      • | Aug 29, 2016
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    • UK Chess Challenge Report

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/28/cheque-mate-worlds-biggest-chess-championship-faces-axe-over-300/ https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-make-chess-vat-exempt-savetheukcc?recruiter=587952206&utm_source=petitions_show_components_a... | Read More

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      • | Aug 29, 2016
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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 »