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  • American Woman - Part V

    batgirl Feb 15, 2017, 2:10 PM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

  • The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

    GM Gserper Jan 29, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Ask chess players about the period known as romantic chess and they will probably mention the names of La Bourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy. Indeed, all three of them were called unofficial world...

  • G-Pawn Flies At "Battle Of The Sexes"

    FM MikeKlein Jan 29, 2017, 10:54 AM

    In the annual "Battle of the Sexes" at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, where a teams of 5-10 square off, the men conjured some irregular openings against the ladies. On Saturday evening's three-game...

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  • Karpov Can?

    ergodicbreak Feb 15, 2017, 10:08 PM

    In my endless quest to avoid 1. e4 e5 I've been playing the Caro-Kann, and for whatever reason I enjoy the positions that result, despite the fact that I lose in most of those positions. But since losing is fun...

  • My pro bono chess work in DC - 2016 recap and beyond

    NM eltenedor Feb 13, 2017, 11:02 PM

    In April 2016, I stated my commitment to a cause: To provide chess lessons to the DC community at no cost. This blog is an update on what I did in 2016 and what I intend to do going forward. (This is my original...

  • History of chess

    Dinesh_rama Feb 12, 2017, 2:05 AM

    T he classical research about the origin of Chess concentrated on investigating written and archaeological evidence resulting in opinions about Indian/Persian 1 or Chinese origin of the game. The available evidence...

  • Update!

    Frank_Je Feb 10, 2017, 6:05 AM

    I started editing my profile in November 2014. It started with the lines "Sometime in the Sixties and Seventies" and you can guess that it is the boring story of my even more boring chess life. This got longer and...

  • Save the date! - Jacob Aagaard on Chess Training - 12th April

    IM IM_Kgwm Feb 10, 2017, 5:14 AM

    Some of you might have read this and are aware that Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard, the world reknowned trainer, author, and co-founder of Quality Chess,  will be travelling to Asia to provide training and lectures on...

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