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    dario man | cluj romania, Romania

    Joined: Sep 28, 2007

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    latvian joseph | shabwago, United States

    Joined: Jun 14, 2009

  • LatvianGambitMaster
    Online Nov 16, 2015

    Latvian Gambit | United States

    Joined: Nov 16, 2015

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  • 2017 PRO Chess League: Teams

    PROChessLeague Jan 8, 2017, 3:56 PM

    We are proud to welcome 48 teams, over 400 players and over 100 grandmasters to this inaugural season of the PRO Chess League! Listed here are all of the team rosters in rating order as well as links to social media...

  • Mikhail Tal And The Modern Benoni

    GM BryanSmith Sep 24, 2015, 2:34 AM

    Botvinnik had regained the title from Smyslov in their 1958 rematch, but soon he had a new challenger: the fiery Latvian player Mikhail Tal. Tal had appeared out of nowhere, and within a few years went from an...

  • Goose-Stepping Down Under

    batgirl Sep 2, 2015, 11:30 AM

         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. ...

  • Can You Still Specialize In An Opening?

    GM BryanSmith Jul 9, 2015, 12:18 AM

    In today's world of competitive chess, it is easy to imagine that you have to surprise your opponent every time. That you have to continually rotate your openings to avoid preparation. That you cannot develop a...

  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    GM BryanSmith May 28, 2015, 3:17 AM

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3...

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  • The Tallin Pearl- Maia Chiburdanidze!

    kamalakanta Feb 23, 2017, 6:19 AM

    Chiburdanidze with her motherand with her trainer, GM Georgadze       GM Gufeld spins a tale: THE TALLIN PEARL "There was once what is known symbolically as the "club of Vera Menchik". Grandmasters whose pride...

  • (Blog 1) How to *UNDERSTAND* Everything in a Chess Game - General Summary

    Cherub_Enjel Feb 16, 2017, 12:27 AM

    *I am periodically editing this post! A lot of people have said it's pretty decent, so I will try to make it more thorough*   So, I decided to create a blog, and there's nothing better to write about in the first...

  • Has anyone played Latvian Gambit?

    C_chess_T Jan 30, 2017, 9:47 PM

    This video is about Chigorin's trap for the black in Latvian Gambit. I tried to catch the program "Play Magnus" on this trap, but failed Is somebody tried to play Latvian Gambit?

  • GM Explaining the Occurrence of Blunders

    UseWithCare Jan 21, 2017, 2:31 AM

    Latvian GM Arturs Neikšāns ( analysing recent games in the Pro Chess League and explaining the simple reason for blundering pieces at grandmaster level games (at...

  • The Innovation of Mikhail Tal

    ryan_jackson510 Jan 15, 2017, 4:48 PM

    Widely regarded as the greatest attacking player ever, Mikhail Tal was known for his unpredictability and daring style at the board.  Tal made his mark on the chess world through pure ingenuity and innovation, and...

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  • List of all January Team Matches

    Kerly888 Jan 20, 2017, 7:58 AM

    (21) Anderssen Opening: Hippopotamus Attack (A00) (   (22) Sicilian Defense: Snyder, Euwe Attack, Prins Gambit (B10) ( English...

  • Latvian Champions Make Riga Magicians

    PROChessLeague Dec 31, 2016, 3:45 PM

    The Riga Magicians are undoubtedly one of the favorites in the Green Division. The Magicians are named after the most famous Latvian player in chess history: World Champion Mikhail Tal, who was nicknamed "The Magician...

  • Oparin Beats Shirov In Playoff, Qualifies For Zurich

    PeterDoggers Dec 22, 2016, 11:25 AM

    GM Grigoriy Oparin qualified for the 2017 Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge. The 19-year-old grandmaster defeated GM Alexei Shirov 1.5-0.5 in a playoff at the Nutcracker tournament in Moscow. The Nutcracker...

  • Shirov To Bring Fire On Board To Iceland

    PeterDoggers Dec 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

    GM Alexei Shirov is one of the stars at the 2017 Reykjavik Open. The annual open tournament in Iceland will be held in April. Harpa, the venue for the 2017 Reykjavik Open. Before the end of the year, the organizers...

  • Monte Carlo Supreme In Novi Sad; Hou Yifan Goes 6/6

    IM JovankaHouska Nov 18, 2016, 9:54 AM

    Cercle d'Echecs Monte-Carlo won the European Club Cup in Novi Sad most convincingly. The team won all their seven matches, and Hou Yifan, playing on top board, won all her games.'s latest addition to the...


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