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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 saying that pawns are the soul o... | Read More

  • 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 his chess-playing days, he was... | Read More

  • 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 we be disappointed and up... | Read More

  • Old Age, Great Chess!

    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 that I was absolutely awful. Wi... | Read More

  • 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.  Like Tal, Ozols was... | Read More


    • science and chess

      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 to think like a chess grand master. As ... | Read More

      • sailorwind
      • | Aug 13, 2016
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    • Why are male players more dominant over female players in the game of chess?

      Hi! It is been a while since I have posted a blog, so I decided to talk about the different genders in chess. As most of us know, most of the best chess players are men. In fact, the top 100 FIDE rated players in the world are all men.   Lo... | Read More

      • karlydoy
      • | Jul 10, 2016
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    • Magnus Carlsen

      For people with a similar name, see Magnus Carlsson (disambiguation) and Magnus Karlsson (disambiguation). Magnus Carlsen Carlsen in 2012 Full name Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen Country Norway Born 30 November 1990(age 25)Tønsberg, Vestfold, Nor... | Read More

    • Stanley cup 2016, san jose sharks, penguins, sharks, stanley cup, penguins score

      PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Grandparents, girlfriends, wives, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, childhood friends, a person with associations to the Pittsburgh Penguins are arriving masse with the anticipation -- nay en, fervent wish -- that the Stan... | Read More

    • "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 of the Soviet chess society. Lasker... | Read More