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Correspondence_Champ
Correspondence_Champ
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CorrespondenceNick
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Correspondence_Chesz
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CorrespondencePlayer
Location: United States
Joined: 12/2/12
Last Online: 10/29/13
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  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unlikel... | 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

  • Brenzinger the Forgotten

    Francis Eugene Brenzinger has been mostly forgotten.        It's true that he wasn't even close to being a world champion contender, maybe not even a likely U.S. champion, but during his chess-playing days, he was... | 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

  • Martin Villemson's Gambit

         Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at below not only go by many names, but the situations, like gambits themselves, can get messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.      The title of this article i... | Read More


    • Interesting King's Gambit Quaade Variation

      It is nearly two weeks ago that I played some interesting chess in a 5 rounds tournament. It was really an up and down with winning in the first game, then losing in the second, winning, losing, winning (actually every game was decided in White's ... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
      • | Aug 25, 2016
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    • Analysis of one of my correspondence games

      Correspondence chess is different than live chess. Time controls are way slower, from 1 move per day to 10 moves per 40 days (1 move every 4 days if we divide it up) meaning that the player can take all the time he needs to correctly calculate all... | Read More

    • Training Routine

      July 2015 is when I started training harder to improve my chess. I search the internet, buy books, download apps and programs, and played a lot of chess. I also acquired 4 sets of boards already because I am a little picky about the piece design, ... | Read More

      • Alvin_Cruz
      • | Aug 18, 2016
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      • | 2 comments
    • A new beginning

      I learned chess from my father when I was 6 years old. I am not a prodigy and chess materials are not very much accessible for me. At age 8, my father bought the book An Invitation to Chess. And I became absorb to reading it. Having difficulty re... | Read More

      • Alvin_Cruz
      • | Aug 16, 2016
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      • | 4 comments
    • No More Daily (Correspondence) Chess!

      I took the rather extreme step today of withdrawing / resigning from all my active daily chess games. I was even winning some of the games but I just can't take it anymore!   Daily chess has to me become a nasty addiction and no matter how many... | Read More




  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended. The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5). The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Februar... Read More »

  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Read More »

  • Cambridge-Oxford University Chess Club Match

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    Longest running annual match in chess.  The traditional series began in 1873 with the help of future world champion Wilhelm Steinitz (won by Oxford University 10-3).  The univerisities actually started playin in 1871, but the early matches were ... Read More »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • the Grob

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    Grob's Attack is an unconventional chess opening where White immediately moves the king knight's pawn two squares ahead: 1. g4 The opening takes its name from Swiss International Master Henri Grob (1904–1974) who analyzed it extensively... Read More »