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    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Read More

  • The Nigerian Team At The Baku Chess Olympiad

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  • Amateur vs. World Champion

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  • The Euphoria Of A Queen Sacrifice

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    • Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?

      Chess has evolved into a well-loved strategy game among people of all ages since it was first played in Afghanistan back in 600 AD.  Since the very nature of the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills, a person’... | Read More

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    • Chess Services Offered to Chess.com Members

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    • Two Ambitious Resolutions

      What a week! I learned many things at this year's chess.com meetup in Miami, but two hit home very hard: 1. We are very privileged to work at a place such as this, where the culture is friendly, welcoming, positive and forward-thinking, but... | Read More

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    • ENIGMA 7 - Who is the PrezidentPutin ?

      Friends, in the last times nobody cares about nothing else, but only from one thing - who is this player, who is this person - the member of Chess.com - PrezidentPutin ( https://www.chess.com/members/view/PrezidentPutin ) What is this so big mist... | Read More

    • Openings for Development SUMMARY/What You Need to Remember

      Here is a summary of what you need to try to remember:   WHITE 1.e4 e5 (King's Gambit) 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 (4.Nc3) g4 5.0-0 and remember that you need to attack Black's Queen and open lines for our pieces which are ready for action... | Read More


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  • Kalme, Charles

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    Charles Kalme (1939-2002) was the U.S. Junior Open champion in 1955, which was held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1957 he was the U.S. Intercollegiate Chess Champion.  In 1960 he was on the winning U.S. Student Olympiad team (Lombardy, Kalme, R Wein... Read More »

  • Reubens, Emil

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    Emil Reubens was born in Russia on September 23, 1886.  He was a master emeritus and USCF life director.  He was a founding member of the United States Chess Federation.  In June, 1973, he received a Master’s degree in busines... Read More »

  • Niro, Frank

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    Frank Niro was born in Milford, Massachusetts on September 28, 1948.  In 1973, he won the American Postal Chess Tournament (APCT) League championship and became a correspondence master in that organization in 1975.  From 1984 to 1986, he... Read More »

  • Henley, Ronald Watson

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    Ron Henley is an American Grandmaster (1982) from Houston, Texas.  He is the only American selected as a second to a Soviet player.  He served as second to Anatoly Karpov in the 1990 World Championship match.  He was Karpov’s ... Read More »

  • Gligoric, Svetozar

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    Svetozar Gligoric. born Feb 2, 1923, is a Serbian (Yugoslav) Grandmaster (1951).  He learned the game of chess at age 11, taught by a boarder taken in by his mother.   In 1938, at the age of 15, he won the Belgrade Chess Club c... Read More »