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  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • The Most Amazing Bishop Moves

    Last week, we discussed the trickiest knight moves. Today, we'll choose the most amazing bishop move ever! I want to thank all the readers who contribute to our search for the ultimate chess beauty. While it is difficult to choose which b... | Read More

  • Morphy and Music

    Mrs. Morphy is renowned in the salons of New Orleans as a brilliant pianiste and musician; and her son, without ever having studied music, has a similar aptitude for it, and he believes he would have become as famous therein as in chess, had he ... | Read More

  • 2016 ChessKid Online National Invitational Championships (CONIC): A Preview

    In 2012, the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC) was created to provide young, talented chess players an opportunity to play a round-robin championship at a long time control. The event gradually evolved from only two sectio... | Read More

  • Who Will Qualify To Play Magnus Carlsen?

    The Blitz Battle Qualifier to decide who will face Magnus Carlsen is here. Watch the event with live commentary at Chess.com/tv or Twitch.tv/chess.  Round one of this 11-round, 3 0 Swiss tournament starts Tuesday, M... | Read More


    • What Is Precious To You?

      by HJS Zorra was a spinster who lived alone and didn't have many friends, yet there was one thing which she took delight in - a little dog which she named Precious. Zorra would press the dog to her face and whisper, "Precious." If you were to ma... | Read More

      • JD-ex
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    • 3-D Arts - Tree Bird - By: Siafa B.Neal

      Advance Chess Books -http://askdavid.com/Reviews/book/chess/12467http://askdavid.com/Reviews/Book/chess/12467#websiteshttp://askdavid.com/explore-books/chess  | Read More

    • A Sense Of Purpose

      by HJS At a street meeting that was held by a Salvation Army group, a young drummer in the band reflected on his past life and how it had changed. "Before I was converted," he said, "I used to drink a lot, and womanize, but I don't do any of thos... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Jul 26, 2016
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    • Week of July 25, 2016

      Pairings for the Slow Chess League have been posted for the Week of July 25, 2016:    2016/07 Tournament Series Round 4 - July 25-31   101 drchessdad (3.0,1765) v PiereGM (2.5,1725)  102 Evan Wood (2.5,1416) v PaoloNN (2.5,1473)  103 w... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Jul 24, 2016
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    • Winning Over Lust

      by HJS Of all the Old Testament heroes I would someday like to meet, none has any more fascination for me than David, the shepherd-boy who became king. Of all the individuals mentioned in Scripture, David stands alone as a man after God's own hea... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Jul 24, 2016
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  • Manhattan Chess Club

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    Founded on November 24, 1877 at the Café Logeling in New York City.   Dues were $4 a year.  On December 7, 1877 the members voted for the name of the chess club to be the Manhattan Chess Club (the other choices were Morphy Chess Club and Metro... Read More »

  • Desprez Opening

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    The Desprez Opening is a chess opening characterized by the opening move: 1. h4The opening is named after the French player Marcel Desprez. Like a number of other rare openings, 1.h4 has some alternate names such as"Kadas Opening", "Anti... Read More »

  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • Frankenstein-Dracula Variation

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      C27: The Frankenstein-Dracula Variation, usually considered a branch of the Vienna Game, can also be reached from the Bishop's Opening. It is seen extremely infrequently in top-level play.   The variation is brought about by the move... Read More »