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  • American Woman - Part IV

    batgirl Feb 1, 2017, 11:15 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • American Woman - Part III

    batgirl Jan 18, 2017, 11:25 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

    News Dec 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • In Whitney's Shadow

    batgirl Aug 24, 2016, 11:11 AM

    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...

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  • Knight Life

    blohmoremoney Feb 20, 2017, 5:14 AM

    Lame title and not much of a better effort in maintaining my blog. Simply I have taken on too many correspondence games to give them adequate quality control and a backlog of games to annotate have swamped me.    

  • 1900 ELO Blitz!

    dr_chessdad Feb 15, 2017, 7:22 PM

    2nd time I have broken the 1900 ELO barrier. The next goal is to bring my rapid and correspondence rating to 1900.    Here's the winning game.   

  • Chess traps in french defence

    Prashant1994 Feb 10, 2017, 3:16 AM

    This is one of the oldest openings but did not get its game until 1834 when Paris team , using this defense successfully defeated London in a correspondence games. There are many traps associated with this opening.

  • February 2017 Prodigy Program with Peter Heine Nielsen and Lawrence Trent!

    GeniusKJ Feb 7, 2017, 3:59 AM

    Registration for the February 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. We are happy to announce that super-coach GM Peter Heine Nielsen will be teaching...

  • Staunton!

    kamalakanta Feb 4, 2017, 1:23 PM

    This is a small attempt to pay tribute to the games of Howard Staunton. I have been inspired by two articles by GM Serper: The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time Staunton Could See The Future Note: I am also inspired...

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  • Joop van Oosterom 1937-2016

    PeterDoggers Feb 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Former Correspondence Chess World Champion and the man behind the famous Melody Amber tournaments Joop van Oosterom died at the end of last year. This was confirmed to by the Association Max Euwe...

  • Saric Leads European Championship During Rest Day

    PeterDoggers May 18, 2016, 2:13 AM

    Ivan Saric is the sole leader at the European Championship in Gjakova, Kosovo. The Croatian number-one grandmaster is the only player on 5.5/6 and he's ahead of a group of five players on five points. Wednesday...

  • Aronian Outplays Carlsen; Anything Can Happen In Stavanger

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2016, 3:24 PM

    Just when it seemed to become a Magnus Carlsen show, the Altibox Norway Chess is wide open again. Today the world champion was outplayed by Levon Aronian, who joined his opponent in the lead. A cloudy sky...

  • Wins For Carlsen, Giri, Kramnik In Norway Chess Round 1

    PeterDoggers Apr 19, 2016, 11:45 AM

    Three of the players who earned five white games in yesterday's blitz tournament started Altibox Norway Chess with a win: Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri and Vladimir Kramnik. Giri ended a streak of 20 draws in classical...

  • 2nd Win For Nisipeanu In Dortmund

    PeterDoggers Jun 29, 2015, 12:35 AM

    After just two rounds, GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu is already a full point ahead of the field at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. In the second round, the German GM beat GM Arkadij Naiditsch. The...


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