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  • A List of One’s Own: The New Top 100 Women Rankings

    By Maret Thorpe. Photo: Tae Moon [Reprinted with permission of the author and US Chess.] “I’m so honored to have made it on to the first iteration of the Top Women Age 50 and Over! I hope these newly added lists encourage mo... | Read More

  • How Do You Make A Chess Comeback?

    Don’t call it a comeback; I’ve been here for years.        In October I played in Millionaire Chess, my first international tournament in nearly two years.  It wasn’t a triumphant return lik... | Read More

  • Hollywood Herman

    Herman Steiner's immense love for the game spread a spark which brought chess to life in California. he made chess alive for thousands of school children; he created a woman's field for chess in ti part of the country.Hollywood Herman Steiner Pho... | Read More

  • A Story Strange and Sad

         If you peruse old issues of "Chess Review," you will probably encounter the name Catherine Nye.  You will mostly likely notice one of these photos of the pretty 34 year old lady from Syracuse, N.Y. 1941  ... | Read More

  • Death Match Video Guide

    Following this video guide, you'll retrace the steps of the Chess.com's greatest blitz and bullet combatants (Nakamura, Caruana, So...) as they wage a battle of wills in an epic three hour Death Match! Share the woes of time trouble, mouse slips, ... | Read More


    • First tourney, feeling good.

      It's been a few days since I attended my first OTB tournament, and this is mostly just to help me put into writing my thoughts, so I can reflect on them later. It wasn't a large tournament, with maybe a dozen or so competitors in the adult section... | Read More

      • PrincePeso
      • | Feb 8, 2016
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    • RIP Nicu_57 1957-2016

      I'll just post this very fast and maybe come back later with details.To all of those that knew Nicu_57:We from Team Romania, just recieved the tragic news that our dear friend and amazing person to all, Nicu Ion, died from cancer. Our hearts are b... | Read More

      • unu
      • | Feb 8, 2016
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    • What is a Chess Nerd? (+ Other Thoughts)

      Chess friends, An idea that has been thrown around a lot for my entire life as a chess player is the “chess nerd”. This guy is the stereotypical chess player who shuffles around the school yard, while trying not to be pushed down stairs by ... | Read More

    • Modern Chess 1

      I am glad to present a new chess product, made of my good friends! “Modern chess” is a magazine of educational type, publishing Grandmaster’s lectures concerning all the stages of the chess game – opening, middlegame and endgame. The arti... | Read More

      • dbojkov
      • | Feb 8, 2016
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    • Moving Forward (no pun intended)

      Wow! What a wonderful experience today. I attended the Saskatoon Chess Club & played some great games and made some awesome new friends. Thank you and here's to the future ladies and gentlemen. :) | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Rubinstein, Akiba

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    Akiba Rubinstein (1882-1961) was a chess master who claimed he studied chess six hours a day, 300 days a year.  Another 60 days he spent playing in chess tournaments. The remaining five days he rested.   He never ate in public and w... Read More »

  • Nimzovich, Aron

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    Aron Nimzovich (1886-1935) was the founder of the hypermodern movement in chess and author of My System.  He would stand on his head during chess events and did exercises in the tournament room.  After losing a game against Saemisch in B... Read More »

  • Maurian, Charles Amedee

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    Charles Amedee Maurian was born on May 21, 1838.  He was the closest and life-long friend of Paul Morphy.  They attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama together where Morphy taught Maurian how to play chess in 1853-54.  In 1... Read More »

  • Maelzel, Johann

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    Johann Maelzel (1772-1838) was a mechanical engineer who bought the automaton called the Turk from Wolfgang von Kempelen's son.  He was the inventor of the metronome in 1816 and was a good friend of Beethoven.  Prince Eugene de Beauh... Read More »