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  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called...

  • 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,...

  • Notation

    "At the root of all advances in the science of chess-play lies the necessity of discovering an intelligible system of notation, by means of which the squares of the board may be easily defined and the moves of...

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to...

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.  ...

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  • In Chennai! (With First Pics of the Venue!)

    I've arrived in Chennai! Typing this from a room on the 9th floor at the official Hyatt Regency hotel in Tamil Nadu's capital, I'm excited to be here and provide on-the-spot coverage of yet another World Championship....

  • Troff, Sevian Win Gold at World Youth

    PRESS RELEASE: KCF Students Troff, Sevian Win Gold at World YouthSAINT LOUIS (November 26, 2012) -- Sam Sevian and Kayden Troff each won a gold medal at the World Youth Chess Championship, which concluded in Maribor,...

  • US Prodigies Elite Training Program

    CCSCSL Partners with KCF on Elite Training Program PRESS RELEASE: Club provides five-year grant to train next generation of U.S. chess champions SAINT LOUIS, June 18, 2012 – The Chess Club and Scholastic...

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