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  • A Gift of State

       In August of 1974 Richard Milhous Nixon became the first and only U.S. president to resign from office. But during his presidency - May 22 -30, 1972 - he made a historic trip to the Soviet Union.   ...

  • Chess Criminals And The Games They Play

    • IM Silman
    • Jul 19, 2016, 1:42 AM

    As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled...

  • No Balance, No Success

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 10, 2015, 12:22 AM

    I get countless questions that ask about taste in chess (No, don’t eat the pieces!). Taste, in this case, refers to a preference for positional or tactical situations. (However, if you MUST eat the pieces,...

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    • News
    • Nov 19, 2015, 6:10 AM

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration...

  • The Biggest Secret Of The Soviet Chess School

    • GM Gserper
    • Oct 10, 2015, 12:56 PM

    The famed Soviet school of chess has produced hundreds of grandmasters and dozens of world champions. Thousands of chess coaches teach their students using "the Soviet training method." But who can really describe...

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  • The Best Movie Director For All 16 World Championship Games

    The two most overused terms in chess journalism are "epic" and "blood spilled." Those qualities are, however, the oeuvre of certain Hollywood directors. But what if each of the 16 games was made into a movie,...

  • Ohh Man, They Were Elections!

      Hello friends and chess players! I must share this, because i think this elections are important for evrybody in the United States and all over the world. I was quite disappointed by the outcome.      We will...

  • Morphy walking tour in New Orleans

    Here's a tour of US chess great Paul Morphy sites in the French Quarter. New Orleans map from Google Maps: Starting from the upper right hand corner. 1. Birthplace: 1113 Chartres St, Born 1837. Now Beauregard-Keyes...

  • A guide to the chess Olympiad – Part I

    • GM smurfo
    • Aug 19, 2016, 3:31 AM

    NOTE:  This was supposed to be a small note, but once I assembled all the questions I’ve been asked over the years, it quickly turned into quite a long article. So I’ve broken it up into...

  • Changes...

    Well, I Just passed my two year 'Chessiversary' (making it two years since I decided to seriously study), and Frankly I'm a little disappointed where I am at... I seem absolutely glued to 1500 rapid, despite working...

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