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  • GM Blitz Battle Historical Archive's GM Blitz Battle Championship began in 2016. With Death Matches as the precursor, this championship is different in several regards. The Blitz Battles are still three hours in length, but each match does not stand alone. The... | 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

  • Magnus Carlsen vs Tigran Petrosian: Preview

    What's the biggest underdog story in sports? What's the biggest in chess? Thursday's much-hyped GM Blitz Battle between top-seeded World Champion Magnus Carlsen and qualifier Tigran Petrosian might seem more equal if the "other Petrosian" w... | Read More

  • Morphy and Music

    Mrs. Morphy is renowned in the salons of New Orleans as a brilliant pianiste and musician; and her son, without ever having studied music, has a similar aptitude for it, and he believes he would have become as famous therein as in chess, had he ... | Read More

  • Siamese Chess

         In 1826 Johann Mälzel was amazing and mystifying the American public with his exhibition of the chess automation known as the Turk. Just a few years later, that same public would marvel at a living, sometimes chess-... | Read More

    • Pokemon GO Team Survey: Which team are you based on the type of chess player you are

      Ok so on facebook over the past 2.5 weeks, there have been a ****************** ton of posts regarding Pokemon GO teams, which gave me the idea to write this blog, determining which team you should chose/ should have chosen based on the kind of ch... | Read More

      • anjiang
      • | Jul 25, 2016
    • Master Simul on Saturday and on Sunday at 3:00 pm EST, 8:00 pm London time

      Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in 2 simuls on the LIVE server with 30 15 time control. I created ... | Read More

    • William Booth And The Drunk

      by HJS William Booth, who founded the Salvation Army, didn't fit the mold. He went after the street people who didn't fit in regular churches: drunks, prostitutes and the destitute. He would take to the street and share the Gospel. This did not e... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Jul 22, 2016
    • August Signups are Open

      Signups are now open for our 3 round August League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, August 8.  New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You must be a member of the Dan Heisman Learning Center to be included.... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Jul 21, 2016
    • Wei Yi vs Anish Giri - 2016 Bilbao Masters Final

      This is a Round 6 game between 17-year supertalent Wei Yi of China, and the Netherlands #1 Anish Giri from the 2016 Bilbao Masters Final. It's a Berlin Ruy Lopez with Wei Yi throwing a bit of a curve ball on move 4. Instead of his usual d3 reply t... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Groningen 1946

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    First international chess tournament after World War II.  Botvinnik won, receiving 1,500 Dutch guilders and a silver cigarette box from the Queen.  A tablecloth was given to the best non-prizewinner.  A picture of the Martini Tower ... Read More »