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  • Can You Solve Our 2015 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite annual chess tradition is back. is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2015. The 10 members who score the highest on the Holiday Puzzler will win the prizes below. ... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

  • Can You Guess These 13 Famous Chess Players?

    Can you identify some of the most famous chess players ever? Find out in another fun contest here on  If you whiffed on our devilishly hard 2014 Holiday Puzzler, take heart: all you have to do this time is fill in the last name o... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Of 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year. The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | Read More

  • Can You Solve Our 2014 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back! is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2014. UPDATE:  The 2014 Holiday Puzzler has ended. Thanks to all who played and commented.  O... | Read More

    • A 1796's adventure in the Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championships!

      Hi everyone, I had an opportunity to represent my school at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championships in Cleveland, Ohio Dec 26-30, 2015. My School was University of Toronto, and I played top board for Team B. I was rated 1796, going int... | Read More

      • Oraoradeki
      • | Jan 18, 2016
    • Never Say Die: A Tournament Experience

      May 24 will mark the second anniversary of my dedicated attempts to improve at chess, but I noticed over the holiday season that I have yet to participate in a time-honored tradition enjoyed by countless chess enthusiasts around the world: a t... | Read More

    • Dynamics vs. Statics

      Dear Chess Friends, I haven't posted in a long time due to time constraints and due to the holidays. However, I managed to find some time today to cover an advanced theme that is often not well known at the lower levels. You will probably know a... | Read More

    • Further up and further in or Another year in Włocławek

      Another year has passed, the first one in which I participated in all tournaments organized by my club in Włocławek. Although my results were mediocre, to say the least, I managed to take some pictures which I would like to share here:   To ... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Jan 3, 2016
    • Looking Back At 2015

            As you all know, today is the last day of 2015. At the end of each year, one should look back at their yearly Chess performance and see how they did. This will equip you for the coming year and help you indentify strengths and weaknesses... | Read More

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  • Unzicker, Wolfgang

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    Wolfgang Unzicker (1925-2006) was a German grandmaster (1954) born in Pirmasens, Germany on June 26, 1925.  He started to play chess at the age of 10.  West German champion in 1948, 1950, 1952, 1959, 1963, and 1965.  He was East and... Read More »