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  • 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 marvel at a living, sometimes chess-... | 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

  • 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 the pieces recorded."  — H.J.R. M... | Read More

  • Chess Is Not Checkers!

    "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, when I was a kid, I heard this ... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully, you&rsquo... | Read More

    • What the World would be Without Chess

      Today is the day to explain the logistics around the game all of you love and care(hopefully), CHESS!!! What would the world be without chess?                        -Magnus Carlson would become a hippie                     ... | Read More

    • The Mysterious Chessboard

      The Mysterious ChessboardIt was not uncommon in the workplace that a guy I knew would bring his little portable chess board, and we would have a game at my workstation. It was a  little wooden box with a metal black and white board inside and tin... | Read More

      • Hippygator
      • | May 10, 2016
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    • Chess Online - Chess Live Free APK 1.4.2

      Details of Chess Online - Chess Live Free apk version 1.4.2 Chess Live offers unlimited online rooms for chess players from all over the world to enjoin the favourite classic board game. Connect with checkers from various skill levels amateur, ex... | Read More

      • chuduy
      • | May 6, 2016
    • I "600 milioni" di scacchisti nel mondo e il "ciornalismo"

      Questo articolo è un po’ un insieme di varie cose. In esso toccherò vari argomenti: gli scacchi-business; le cifre che da anni (e anni) girano riguardo al numero di persone che giocano a scacchi nel mondo; la FIDE e AGON; un certo modo di far... | Read More

      • Sentenzio
      • | May 6, 2016
    • Ain't no checkers !

      In chess we are not obliged to recapture. That makes zwischenzug tactics possible. See here a fresh example of zwischenzug tactics :     Zwischenzug - Zwischenzug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Read More

      • achja
      • | Mar 25, 2016

Video Lessons

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »

  • Nezhmetdinov, Rashid

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    Rashid Nezhmetdinov (1912-1974) was the first USSR master in chess and checkers.  In 1949 he won the Russian chess championship and immediately after, took 2nd in the Russian checkers championship.  He wrote the first chess book in the T... Read More »

  • Banks, Newell

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    Newell William Banks (1897-1977) was a U.S. checker champion who was also a chess master.  He learned checkers at the Detroit Chess and Checker Club, and started playing checkers at the age of 5.  His father taught him chess at the age o... Read More »