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  • Morphy and Music

    Mrs. Morphy is renowned in the salons of New Orleans as a brilliant pianiste and musician; and her son, without ever having studied music, has a similar aptitude for it, and he believes he would have become as famous therein as in chess, had he ... | Read More

  • New Contest: Chess In World Landmarks

    Have you ever seen a beautiful landmark or an interesting building and thought, "hey, this place could use more chess?" It's time for another photo manipulation contest on Chess.com.  [Update, June 30: results are below.] Use ... | Read More

  • Warrior at the Chess Board

          About a decade ago, WilhelmThe2nd, from Chessgames.com sent me this article by Fedor Bohatirchuk about his personal memories of Efim Bogoljubov.  The article, which had no accompanying pictures, is given below with some elaboration ... | Read More

  • Cuba

    Avenida de las Palmeras, Habana, ca. 1904      A large island in the Caribbean, this former Spanish colony lies just 93 miles from the state of Florida.  Its proximity to the United States, the inherent beauty of the... | Read More

  • Fill Out Your Chess Bracket, Win Prizes

    It's bracket season, with millions of college basketball fans picking their favorite teams this week to win in the sport's biggest tournament. Here at Chess.com, it's also time to fill out your bracket -- for the strongest online... | Read More


    • Great Viking Warriors are Recruiting

      Hi Chess Lovers! Chess Group Great Viking Warriors are still looking for Chess Warriors.  Great Viking Warriors Valhall International  Formed: Sep 4, 2015 Great Viking Warrior is a very active chess group. We play weekly team matches ... | Read More

    • Getting To Know Your Deliverer

      by HJS Some people are driven to a refuge by the storm, while others come gingerly. Still some others grow up with a sense that "God has to be bigger than I am," and embrace Him enthusiastically. In times of need people often make deals with God... | Read More

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    • UK Labour MP Angela Eagle, U18 chess champ 1976

      Angela Eagle is a leading UK Labour Party member who was co-U18 British girls chess champion in 1976. Here's one of her games - against her twin sister Maria in 1979 - posted by John Saunders in the English Chess Forum on 1 July 2016. From Mike... | Read More

    • Losing a lot lately??

      So, you are a -1500 (or maybe higher, Im just 1350-1400 in avg) and you play a lot to get more rating, or to get more victories. This worked great and you got to a very good rating and managed to defeat those who are better than you. But then came... | Read More

    • Chess and eSports?

      Chess. E-Sports. What are these two things, really, and why are they mentioned together? First of all, you may ask, what is chess? Seeing as you're on chess.com, I'll assume you already know. Hopefully. But what is E-Sports? Is it...sport? Accor... | Read More


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  • 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 »

  • Cramer, Fred

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    Fred Cramer (1912-1989) was a former USCF Membership chairman and USCF President (1961-1964).  In the 1970s, he was the FIDE vice-president.  He was Bobby Fischer’s manager during the 1972 World Championship Match.  ... Read More »

  • British Chess Association

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    The first national body to promote chess in Britain.  A newly organized BCA was founded in 1884 by Wordsworth Donisthorpe (1847-1914).  Winston Churchill's father, Lord Randolph Churchill (1849-1895), was elected Vice President of th... Read More »