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  • Karl-8-Karl
    Online Jul 31, 2015

    Karl Karlingus | Magerit, Spain

    Joined: Jul 21, 2015

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    Online Nov 4, 2007

    karl meakins | london uk, United Kingdom

    Joined: Nov 4, 2007

  • bananas
    Online Jun 20, 2008

    karl karl | karl, Sweden

    Joined: Jun 20, 2008

  • ki_ro
    Online 2 days ago

    Karl Karl | Oslo, Norway

    Joined: Jun 27, 2008

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    Online Jun 30, 2008

    karl Edwards | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Joined: Jun 30, 2008

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  • Are Pawns The Soul Of Chess?

    In last week's column we talked about the chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor. While his three endgame positions are truly a cornerstone of the endgame play, Philidor's most quoted...

  • Brenzinger the Forgotten

    Francis Eugene Brenzinger has been mostly forgotten.        It's true that he wasn't even close to being a world champion contender, maybe not even a likely U.S. champion, but during...

  • You Are Important!

    When we were learning how to play chess, most of us dreamed about becoming next Capablanca, Fischer or Kasparov one day. Alas, the sad reality is that 99.999 percent of us will never become one of the chess gods. Should...

  • Old Age, Great Chess!

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 2, 2015, 11:19 PM

    After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say...

  • Goose-Stepping Down Under

         This is the story of Kārlis Ozols that should be called, "When Chess Players Go Bad."   The story is one of amazement, puzzlement and disgust.      Kārlis Ozols had been a chess player in his native Latvia. ...

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  • chess article

    Found an interesting article from the international weekly journal of science.Thought it would be nice to share it.     For all you budding Kasparovs out there, a team of cognitive scientists has worked out how...

  • "Lasker's Successor", Alexander Kotov's article about Viktor Korchnoi

    I've started to translate the article some time ago, but today seems the most appropriate time to post it. This was published exactly half a century ago, in 1966, when Korchnoi was still a well-respected member...

  • National Club Championships: Board Orders

    • ICU
    • Apr 16, 2016, 5:43 PM

    Gonzaga - Average rating: 2277 1 Sabestian Maze 2577 2 Sam Collins 2439 3 Conor O'Donnell 2306 4 Killian Delaney 2108 5 Gordon Freeman 2109 6 David Murray 2124 7 Carl Jackson 2073 8 Henry Li 2051 Trinity - Average...

  • The One Who Lifts You Up

    • JD-ex
    • Apr 1, 2016, 9:18 PM

    by HJS Karl Crowe tells the story: A missionary Bible translator came across a portion of Scripture that had already been translated into the language she was working on. She noticed that the word idinide had been...

  • Paul Morphy vs Duke Karl/ Count Isouard

      I had such a fun time looking at Botvinnik vs Capablanca yesterday, that I decided to make a series about famous games. Today's famous game is Paul Morphy vs Duke Karl/Count Isouard.   This game has a very interesting...

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