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    • Born to Worship 2

      by HJS When God asked Abraham to give his son as a sacrifice on Mount Moriah, he complied without questioning God as to why He asked this most unusual thing, especially when the boy had been a gift from God. As Abraham approached Moriah, he turne... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Oct 25, 2016
    • Chess Plant Column published in the Journal Leader in Sports on Friday 21 October, 2016 by MI Juan R

      The Game of the CenturyThis week marked 60 years which is considered one of the best games of the twentieth century, the brilliant victory of the young American talent Robert James "Bobby" Fischer GM against Donald Byrne in the Rosenwald tournamen... | Read More

      • juanrohl
      • | Oct 21, 2016
    • Soulive - Jazz/Funk Trio

      Soulive Brothers Alan and Neal Evans, on drums and Hammond B-3 organ, respectively, form two-thirds of the souljazz/groove trio Soulive. Rounding out the group is Eric Krasno on guitar. The band was formed in the late '90s when all three members ... | Read More

    • Cyber-Cures

      by HJS From the beginning of recorded history men and women have become entrapped by habits that lead to addictions. An addiction is a thirst that, if denied, has devastating consequences. When you are addicted and denied the drugs, work, food, ... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Oct 18, 2016
    • Brilliant chess child prodigy Bobby Fischer was beaten by his eccentricities

      They called it the game of the century. It was not football, tennis or any of the other sports that normally draw millions of viewers and attract multimillion-dollar sponsors. This was a battle of wits between a 29-year-old chess master Donald B... | Read More

      • Aarao
      • | Oct 17, 2016

Video Lessons

  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    • | 59 Reads

    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... 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 »

  • Evans Gambit

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     The Evans Gambit is characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4 History The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game with the open... Read More »