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    • Contender Series 16 Online April 4, 2016  Match-Up Analysis     VS   X_PLAYER_J_X                                       ChessConure   Players Chess Knowledge High                                    ... | Read More

    • Life as a chess player

      Hello chess players, my name is Christopher James Davison and I have been playing chess for a very long time. I started playing at junior level at the age of 12 in 2004. I then played in my first tournament and came second, despite defeating the w... | Read More

    • FIDE Candidates Tournament 2016 - Round 3 Part 2

      Round 2 photos courtesy of Andreas Kontokanis Round 1 The FIDE World Candidates Tournament 2016 started on 11th March at the DI Telegraph, a historical building in the vicinity of the Moscow Kremlin. President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan ma... | Read More

    • The Candidates: Caruana, Giri or Nakamura?

      With all those "who will win the candidates?" posts popping up all over the place, I decided to give my own thoughts. Firstly, here's the list of players: Qualification pathPlayerAgeRatingLoser of the World Chess Championship 2014 match  Visw... | Read More

    • Northwest Grand Prix final results

      Here are the final standings for the NW chess Grand Prix. I got first out of state, but I live in the northwest, so maybe that isn't fair. But anyway, here are the standings: ADDED February 18th (i... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Mason, James

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    James Mason (born Patrick Dwyer?) was born in Kilkenny, Ireland on November 19, 1849.  The family moved to New Orleans in 1861, then to New York.  At the age of 11, his name was changed to avoid prevalent anti-Irish prejudice in America.  In ... Read More »

  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... Read More »

  • Kaidanov, Gregory

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    Gregory Kaidanov, born Oct 11, 1959, is a Grandmaster (1988) who was Russian Boys under-14 champion in 1972.  He won the New York Open in 1990.  In 1992 he won the World Open, the US Open, the National Open, and the Novag Grand Prix.&nbs... Read More »

  • Greenblatt, Richard D.

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    Richard D. Greenblatt, born in 1945, is a computer programmer.  In late 1966, as an MIT undergraduate, he began to develop a computer chess program of his own.  He had been challenged by Hubert Dreyfus, who criticized the usefulness... Read More »