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  • checkers4456
    Online Aug 30, 2010

    checkers checkers | checkers, United States

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    krishna yashoda | kuala lumpur ,my, Malaysia

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    Checkers Mgruff | Franklin, United States

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  • Charles de Maurian: Problemist

         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...

  • Siamese Chess

         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...

  • 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....

  • Notation

    "At the root of all advances in the science of chess-play lies the necessity of discovering an intelligible system of notation, by means of which the squares of the board may be easily defined and the moves of...

  • Chess Is Not Checkers!

    • GM Gserper
    • Sep 25, 2015, 11:54 PM

    "Thank you, GM Serper for this profound statement. I would have never guessed it on my own!" Admit this was your first thought when you read the title of this article. Yes, chess is obviously not checkers and yet,...

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  • Discovering Chess

    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...

  • I can have fun even if I'm losing

    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....

  • Mind Over Matter-Queen Sacrifices!

    Hi, chess lovers! I am inspired by the following games....looking at Emanuel Lasker's win against Euwe in 1934, where Lasker sacrifices his Queen and beats Euwe, one year before Euwe wins the World Championship...

  • Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetinov, a Hero and Artist of the Chessboard

          Rashid G. Nezhmetdinov   RASHID GIBIATOVICH NEZHMETDINOV(born Dec-15-1912, died Jun-03-1974, 61 years old) Russia   :     Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov was born in Aktubinsk, then part of the Russian Empire...

  • Square Off. The next big thing in the world of chess.

    Lack of time, busy schedules and distances has robbed us off the luxury of playing on a real, classic board. But, that’s about to change in a big way. Playing chess on a screen is passé. It’s time to get back to...

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  • Ivanchuk Wins World Rapid Championship

    On Wednesday, Vassily Ivanchuk won the World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar. The 47-year-old Ukrainian grandmaster had the best tiebreak (average rating of opponents) after he tied for first with...

  • Jobava, Ibarra, Harutjunyan Win Record-Smashing Titled Tuesday

    The May Titled Tuesday was a colossal affair that tallied 269 entries and a whopping 72 GM entries in the early and late events. The event featured a doubled prize fund of $4,000 to make up for...

  • GM Hawkins Wins Final Round For British Championship

    You don't always have to share. GM Jonathan Hawkins outlasted the 10 other grandmasters at the 2015 British Championship Friday in Coventry, England to win his second-straight national championship with 8.5/11 and...

  • The Dark Horse Hits European Cinemas

    “Arguably the best-ever chess-themed film,” wrote GM Ian Rogers about The Dark Horse, a film about courage and hope (and chess!) that is currently playing in European cinemas. The Dark Horse (IMDB,...

  • Nakamura Leads U.S. Championship

    Nakamura Leads U.S. Champs, 3-Way Tie Atop U.S. Women'sBy FM Mike KleinFor the first time in the 2012 U.S. Championship, one player rests atop the leaderboard. With his win today in round five over co-leader GM...


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