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  • American Woman - Part VI's Thumbnail

    American Woman - Part VI

    batgirl Mar 1, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    Charles de Maurian: Problemist

    batgirl Oct 19, 2016, 12:40 PM

         Charles de Maurian, well known as Paul Morphy's childhood and life-long friend, developed very quickly as a chess player.  He began learning the game from Morphy during the 1853-4...

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    Siamese Chess

    batgirl May 18, 2016, 11:29 AM

         In 1826 Johann Mälzel was amazing and mystifying the American public with his exhibition of the chess automation known as the Turk. Just a few years later, that same public would...

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  • Greatest Chess Minds: Gligorić - Part 9's Thumbnail

    Greatest Chess Minds: Gligorić - Part 9

    GM dbojkov Oct 14, 2013, 6:55 PM

    Gligoric was way too good to just show off his best draws, so GM Bojkov is back to give the Yugoslavian GM his full credit. Today he shows a classical treatment against the Nimzo, whereby Black has one piece offsides...

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    Member Analysis: Violation of Basic Principles

    GM JRLOK Dec 4, 2011, 10:13 PM

    The Dzindzinator is back, and you might want to sit down before you hear his critiques of black's play in this Member Analysis video! He expounds upon the importance of development, and why players should not be...

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  • Weekend Words: Chess's Thumbnail

    Weekend Words: Chess

    Aarao Mar 19, 2017, 6:24 PM

    “Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.” Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency. —Raymond Chandler Chess can be described...

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    Discovering Chess

    LEBisho Dec 20, 2016, 3:07 PM

    I discovered Chess in a vegan restaurant on a Stag Doo. Re-discovery at least, because I do remember teaching myself the rules and value of the pieces and playing a handful of games as a kid with my cousins growing...

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    I can have fun even if I'm losing

    EastMesaWanderer Dec 11, 2016, 9:30 PM

    I was able to spend a couple hours with my 8-year-old son on my day off a few months ago, and I took him to Starbucks along with a cheap, three-in-one game set. We could have played checkers, backgammon, or chess....

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