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  • Weekly Study Master Guide

    Every great chess master agrees that time spent with endgame studies is time well spent! Courtesy of Yochanan Afek, grandmaster for composing endgame studies, posts a new puzzle each week for your enjoyment and chess enrichment. ... | Read More

  • First Brilliancy Prizes

         Throughout the years there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of brilliancy prizes offered.  Some are just games, albeit extremely clever ones, while others have their own stories. Some even have stories that hove... | Read More

  • Cuba

    Avenida de las Palmeras, Habana, ca. 1904      A large island in the Caribbean, this former Spanish colony lies just 93 miles from the state of Florida.  Its proximity to the United States, the inherent beauty of the... | Read More

  • Visions of Morphy

    Below are some of the images - photos, paintings, sketches, etchings - of Paul Morphy. Here is the earliest known image of Morphy - from 1854: from "Twice Remembered: Moments in the History of Spring Hill College" by Michael Kenny, S.J. ... | Read More

  • How Chess Saved Beethoven

    A Little Background:      A man named Wolfgang von Kempelen created a supposed chess-playing machine in 1770.  A chess master cleverly concealed inside controlled the exposed turbaned, mustached figure and the moves... | Read More

    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog X: Baden Baden 1925

      Baden Baden 1925 International Chess Tournament Translated and Edited by Jimmy Adams Caissa Editions, 1991 382 pagesBaden Baden 1925 was the seminal tournament that convinced most of the chess world that the winner, Alexander Alekhine, would so... | Read More

      • SLBM1959
      • | May 24, 2016
    • Chess Postmortem #3: D12 Slow Slav

      My chess postmortem #3 was one of the best games yet! I got to play a chess master, the one and only Chessnetwork in a simul he hosted. This was quite a privilege and probably the strongest player I've played to date in a long game. Granted it was... | Read More

      • tnan123
      • | May 17, 2016
    • Beginner to Chess Master #12 - An Introduction to Chess Thinking

      This is video #12 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. So your opponent makes a move...what now? What thoughts run through your mind, or ought to be running through your mind? We get our feet wet in this video by beginning to develop our ... | Read More

    • Blogs to read here - Gregori Serper

      This time I start to recommend blogs and add my personal views of them. The first blog you should read always and go back to it's first post till you have read them all is Gregori Serper's blog or article series. My reasons for this: - Great che... | Read More

      • Klauer
      • | May 15, 2016
    • Mistakes of "TheBackyardProfessor"

      TheBackyardProfessor (aka Kerry Shirts) is a self-taught "chess master" (as he calls himself; his rating is 800 USCF) who posted on youtube about chess and religous topics. When he was active, he did a great job of turning Jeremy Silman's concepts... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • A master losing

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    Have you ever seen a master lose in just 6 moves? Well, today yu are going to see one... Hope you enjoyed it and see you next time! Read More »

  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Abramov, Lev

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    Lev Abramov, born in 1911, was a Russian chess master.  He was awarded the International Arbiter title in 1957.   He was awarded the title of International Master of Correspondence Chess in 1979.  In 1971, he wrote Chess Move by Move.  He is ... Read More »

  • Foygel, Igor

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    Igor Foygel was born in Kiev in 1947.  He represented the republic of Ukraine in national youth chess competitions.  He became a master in 1974 and later became an International Master of Correspondence Chess.  He immigrated to the United State... Read More »

  • Weinberger, Tibor

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    FIDE Master and USCF Senior Master. He was a Hungarian master who played in five Hungarian championships from 1952 through 1956. He came to the United States in 1957. In 1957, he won the Minneapolis Open and the New Jersey Open. In 1958, he ... Read More »