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Location: Niterói, Brazil
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Last Online: 5/1/16
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    • Road to Improvement #1

      This is my first blog post. I want to document my progress as I work toward improving at chess.  I have set a lifetime goal of some day becoming a National Master (NM). But for now have set my current goal to getting ready to play in my first to... | Read More

    • Study Plan

      I have read the book The Amateur's Mind by Jeremy Silman.  Also have read some of the Art of the Chess Combination that Silman recommended for Tactics.  Currently going through Silman's Reassess Your Chess 4th Edition.  Also read very little of... | Read More

    • A random Chess.com correspondence game analysis

      Today has been a great day of many firsts in my personal life outside of chess (some of which involve getting through certain responsibilities to make me feel not terribly bad at adulting, yay)--so in addition to that, I figured today might be a n... | Read More

    • Do women play less beautiful chess? A rebuttal

      I generally try to avoid the Chessbase news site, as experience has demonstrated that reading its articles generally leads to me hitting my own head more than is considered healthy. But this morning I stumbled across what on the surface seemed ... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Feb 27, 2016
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    • US Chess School's Strongest Camp Ever

      From left to right: FM Vignesh Panchanatham, FM Craig Hilby, FM Joshua Sheng, FM Cameron Wheeler, GM Jan Gustaffson, IM Luke Harmon-Vellotti, IM Daniel Gurevich, GM Jeffrey Xiong, IM Ruifeng Li The latest edition of US Chess School was led by... | Read More



  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969,in chennai india is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfect 9... Read More »

  • Kim Commons

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    Originally from Southern California, International Master Kim Commons passed away in Arizona, in 2015, at the age of 63. According to chessgames.com, his performance rating in the 22nd Chess Olympiad placed him among the top 15 players in the w... Read More »

  • Patzer

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    Patzer is basically when you have a minimal rating in chess. Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »