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  • 7 Reasons To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura Next Week

    Attention all chess fans: This is not a drill. It's one week until Magnus Carlsen faces Hikaru Nakamura for the inaugural Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. It's the match we've all been waiting for, and you can watch it live nex... | Read More

  • Charles de Maurian: Problemist

         Charles de Maurian, well known as Paul Morphy's childhood and life-long friend, developed very quickly as a chess player.  He began learning the game from Morphy during the 1853-4 school year at Spring Hill College ... | Read More

  • The Magic Square In Chess

    Mikhail Tal was known not only for his fierce attacks and beautiful sacrifices but also for his amusing stories that made even non-chess-players smile. We discussed one such story in this article. Here is another anecdote&... | Read More

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    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 I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Read More

  • Amateur vs. World Champion

    Once upon a time, Alexander Roshal, who was the chief editor of the famous Soviet weekly "64," called Mikhail Tal and asked for some original material for his publication. Tal answered that he would be happy to help his old friend and told ... | Read More

    • The Saga of Mad Captain Creed

      The Saga of Mad Captain Creed I'll tell the tale of Capt. Creed Who lived his life upon the Sea. Though some of it you won't believe The truth, my friend. You shall receive The details of his life and death, From humble birth to his last b... | Read More

    • Square Off. The next big thing in the world of chess.

      All the chess lovers would agree that the joy of playing chess on a real board is unparalleled. But what if your friends and family, or at least the ones who love the game as much as you, are miles away and there’s no one around to sit across th... | Read More

      • SquareOff
      • | Oct 24, 2016
    • Everything Reminds Me of Chess

      Turns out that playing chess also makes chess symbols shine in all other elements of my life.   This picture was taken on the way to Chicago, my girlfriend snapped it in Wisconsin along with a few more from her trip.  She traveled for her bro... | Read More

      • vaperchess
      • | Oct 23, 2016
    • Bullet & behavior

      Hi I am a member of this site since a week and to be honest I am very surprised how many bullet players complain after their lose. Someone said "you can't win at all but only by timeout, right"? And another one said "you play like an ape, just ... | Read More

    • Tactik

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      • Gthangs
      • | Oct 20, 2016

Video Lessons

  • Adams, Weaver

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    Weaver Warren Adams (1901-1963) was born on April 28, 1901 in Dedham, Massachusetts.  His parents were Frank H. Adams (salesman for Bellantine Breweries and Ceresota Flour) and Ethel Weaver Adams.  His mother’s side has been traced back to t... Read More »

  • 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 »