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  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unl... | Read More

  • 5 Reasons Chess Is Better Than Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go is the fastest-growing smartphone game in history, and it's been dominating the news since its launch in July, at least in the gaming world. But is it a better game than chess? We don't think so. While both games have their f... | Read More

  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • Blindfold Art

    Convergences: Miles of String  by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942, for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Untitled scul... | Read More

  • The Trickiest Knight Moves Ever

    Today, we continue our investigation (started in this article) of the weirdest, funniest and trickiest moves ever played. This time, we'll talk about knight moves. To tell you the truth, I thought knights were going to be the easi... | Read More


    • Ever visited the Immortal Game restaurant?

      London's Simpson's-in-the-Strand - the restaurant where Adolf Anderssen defeated Lionel Kieseritzsky in "The Immortal Game" in 1851 - surprisingly does not mention the Immortal Game on its website. The website describes Simpson's chess origins... | Read More

    • Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival 2016

      Last week, I played in the 6th Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival at the Caleta Hotel as part of the England Junior Squad. The junior tournament is very much similar in organisation to the main event, the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters, run in January/F... | Read More

    • Is This a Mistake in Computer Analysis?

      https://www.chess.com/home/computer_analysis?id=143260798&game_type=1 Why 12. O-O-O is a blunder? If 12. O-O-O Bb4, White can play 13. Qf1 | Read More

      • gravija
      • | Aug 25, 2016
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      • | 1 comment
    • My interview with Alina l'Ami

      —   Alina l'Ami is a professional chess player well known in the chess world because, beside being a strong player (she holds the IM and the WGM titles), she works as a correspondent for Chessbase.com writing interesting tournaments reports f... | Read More

      • Sentenzio
      • | Aug 23, 2016
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    • The Baku Chess Olympiad: Africans In View

      With less than 10 days to the start of the Baku chess Olympiad, Chess.com Africa looks at the top African teams and what they bring to the brilliance and success of the 2016 Chess Olympiad. The top 7 chess playing countries in Africa according t... | Read More

      • thims
      • | Aug 23, 2016
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Chessopedia


  • Bardeleben, Curt von

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    Curt von Bardeleben (1861-1924) was a German count and the strongest German player of the late 19th century, an openings expert, and player of Grandmaster strength.  He studied law, but never practiced, preferring to play chess. He was German cha... Read More »

  • Polgar, Susan

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    Susan Polgar, born Zsuzsanna Polgar in Budapest, Hungary, was the oldest of three sisters, Judit and Sophia Polgar. She discovered the game purely by accident when she was not quite four years old. She had been rummaging around in a closet looking... Read More »

  • Biyiasas, Peter

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    Peter Biyiasas, born Nov 19, 1950 in Greece, is a Canadian Grandmaster (1978) who later moved to the United States.  He has won the Canadian championship twice (1972, 1975).  In 1978 he won the World Open.  In 1981 Bobby Fischer sta... Read More »

  • Sultan Khan, Mir

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    Mir Sultan Khan (1905-1966) was the winner of the All-Indian championship and in five years he was the winner of the Championship of the British Empire three times and played on top board for England in three Olympiads.   He was born in ... Read More »

  • Suetin, Alexei

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    Alexei Stepanovich Suetin (1926-2001) was a Russian Grandmaster (1965) and author.  He played in 10 USSR championships, placing 4th in 1963 and 1965.    He won the World Senior Championship in 1996.  He died of a heart att... Read More »