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  • rsa-iran
    Online Oct 4, 2011

    rsa-iran rsa-iran | karaj, Iran

    Joined: Sep 6, 2011

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    Online Apr 30, 2013

    iran collier | philadelphia, United States

    Joined: May 3, 2009

  • hamrah-sho-aziz
    Online May 22, 2010

    iran iran | iran, Iran

    Joined: May 21, 2010

  • Iran_GM1985
    Online Aug 28, 2011

    Iran Iran | teh, Iran

    Joined: Jul 15, 2011

  • Iran333
    Online Sep 14, 2011

    Iran Iran | Iran, Iran

    Joined: Sep 14, 2011

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  • The Day the Stars Came Out

                    Like a poorly rehearsed play, nothing seemed to go right.  What started out as a brilliant idea was fizzling out before everyone's...

  • Martin Villemson's Gambit

         Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at below not only go by many names, but the situations, like gambits themselves, can get messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.     ...

  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who...

  • Titled Player Tuesday Historical Archive

    Titled Player Tuesdays are's monthly events only for those with a USCF or FIDE title. They take place on the last Tuesday of every month [Update: Starting March, 2015 the tournament moves to the FIRST...

  • NEW: Chess Informant 121 Midnight Sun

    Chess Informant 121 Midnight SunPaperback, 348 pagesProduct page (book/CD) WONDERFUL OLYMPIAD Just as chess fans all over the world were excited by the goings-on at the recent Chess Olympics, so were the staff...

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  • Brava Nazí!

    __ [Rif.:] Quando verso la fine dello scorso settembre Nazí Paikidze iniziò la sua nota campagna contro la decisione della FIDE sul Mondiale femminile da giocare in Iran a febbraio 2017 ( –...

  • Chess Gathers People

    We al know that this years racism and xenofobia towards other communities has grown a lot. I will not talk about politics since it is a very dense an powerful topic to me to chose. But still this things have grown...

  • Where the US Stacks Up in Chess Expertise Internationally

    After we saw how chess expertise was distributed in the US, let's take a look at how things stack up internationally (the numbers include all players over the 2200 FIDE rating, including IMs and GMs).   Rank Country             Pop...

  • Women's chess champion to boycott world finals in Iran over requirement to wear hijab

    • Aarao
    • Oct 11, 2016, 2:32 PM

    American Nazi Paikidze-Barnes says it is “unacceptable” to host the World Championships “in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights”. FEMALE IRANIAN CHESS players have hit back at calls by opponents...

  • Boycott Iranian Chess? A Reply

    • GM smurfo
    • Oct 4, 2016, 3:02 AM

    EDIT: Nigel Short responded with an addendum that “the Iran bid was not mentioned in the FIDE General Assembly Agenda. It was sprung on Delegates as a surprise.” This procedural anomaly is worth mentioning...

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