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    • A Little More Bill Little

        Many thanks and Congratulations to everyone involved, even in spirit, to the First Annual Bill Little Memorial Chess Tournament at Siena College. Here are the results of the tournament for those who wish to see wins, losses and therebet... | Read More

      • tomxypdq
      • | May 12, 2016
    • German Chess TV today

      Ill be doing German-language commentary on the Caruana-MVL match today, along with GM Georg Meier, at Heute werde ich Kommentar machen fur den Caruana-MVL Blitz Match. GM Georg Meier und ich werden auf https:/... | Read More

      • dpruess
      • | May 10, 2016
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    • After Abuse Allegations Arise on Afrika Bambaataa I'm Changing my Books Title

      “It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles”. - Niccolo Machiavelli Hip-Hop is an art for the youth, by the youth. If they are not safe, then Hip-Hop itself is not safe. This is an art that comes from the streets. I do not e... | Read More

    • But ... did you play any fun chess games this week actually ?

      Chess should be fun, even when things get very serious. Many many years ago I played at the big chessclub SC Utrecht in Holland. It was interesting because there were a lot of chess club members, and lots of players who were stronger than me, wh... | Read More

      • achja
      • | May 8, 2016
    • Chess is my life: Autobiography of Victor Korchnoi

      Childhood Yearsln the picturesque streets of the town of Palma de Majorca, I once met a man who spoke excellent Russian, with a lordly, aristocratic accent. On making his acquaintance, I soon learned that he could trace his genealogical line back ... | Read More

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Video Lessons

  • Zugzwang

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    Zugzwang an intermediate move yeah ZANG  Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung",  Zugzwang (German for "compulsion to move", pronounced [ˈtsuːktsvaŋ]) is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because the... Read More »

  • Become Better At Chess, Part 1

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    Hello Everyone!Today, I, John, will teach you my experiences in life about chess.Chess is a very strategic game, proven to help with the cure of Alzheimer. It is not only fun to play, but challenging. Now as you know, lots of people on this site ... Read More »

  • Axedrez

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    The obsolete Spanish word for chess (which is now ajedrez).  The Portuguese player Damiano wrote a Spanish book suggesting chess was invented by Xerxes and should be named after Xerxes, hence, the word Axedrez.  Axedrez is used for the word ches... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Greenblatt, Richard D.

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    Richard D. Greenblatt, born in 1945, is a computer programmer.  In late 1966, as an MIT undergraduate, he began to develop a computer chess program of his own.  He had been challenged by Hubert Dreyfus, who criticized the usefulness... Read More »