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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


      24-30 October 2016 Budapest, Hungary   Organized by International Chess Master Attila Turzo, the  Budapest Chess Holiday is an event that brings chess players from around the world together with the mission of improving their skills and expl... | Read More

    • CHESS FOR ZEBRAS thoughts

      Zebra thoughts. yes.  I've browsed the Excellent Book "Chess for Zebras" and I wanted to quickly blog my thoughts.   first GM ROWson is officially my hero!  I love his writing style and I think he has a very persuasive writing style.  my "re... | Read More

    • Lazy Intuition

      As a chess reporter I attend many chess festivals and top tournaments, but last week I was reminded that many times the game is enjoyed on a small scale. I played the Geraardsbergen Open and liked it just because of that: as a small and ... | Read More

    • Portugal Chess Summer - good beach and nice chess!

      If you want something different for your vacation, try Portugal Chess Festival this summer! A number of consecutive tournaments around the country with the emphasis on both chess and familly holidays - heartily recommended! Portugal Chess Festiva... | Read More

    • Spanish Ch U14 + Dortmund

      My holidays are over and I'm currently in Spain helping a student of mine in the U14 Championship. He won in Round 1, let's hope for the best! Plus a quick recap of Dortmund, with Caruana losing in R1 with white in the Najdorf (nothing new there)... | 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 »