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  • 7 Reasons To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura Thursday

    Attention all chess fans: This is not a drill. This Thursday, Magnus Carlsen faces Hikaru Nakamura for the inaugural Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. It's the match we've all been waiting for, and you can watch it live next Thu... | Read More

  • The New (v3): Now With Bughouse!

    It's been a long time coming, but the new version of is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our top priority for two years, and&... | Read More

  • 5 Reasons Chess Is Better Than Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go is the fastest-growing smartphone game in history, and it's been dominating the news since its launch in July, at least in the gaming world. But is it a better game than chess? We don't think so. While both games have their f... | Read More

  • 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  [Update, June 30: results are below.] Use ... | Read More

    • The 4th FIDE Online Grand Prix.

      1. Description 1.1. The 4rd FIDE Online Grand Prix will be held on FIDE Online Arena platform hosted on web address:  on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. 2. Participation The players who can participate in the Grand... | Read More

      • Humbetov
      • | Oct 9, 2016
    • Halloween

      It's that time of year again, a time of costumes and tricks, a time of scary end games and traps, and best of all, tons of caffeine and free candy!  Well kids, I'm Vaperchess formerly Kinglybingly, you may remember me losing countless times to th... | Read More

      • vaperchess
      • | Oct 6, 2016
    • Why Analyze?

      It seems that almost every chess master, teacher, and coach has at least one piece of advice that never changes: analyze your games. But is this really necessary and worth the time you have to put into it? Well, this is my story: In the early da... | Read More

      • ijgeoffrey
      • | Sep 9, 2016
    • The City Of Dublin 2016

      The Leinster Chess Union is pleased to announce the City of Dublin Chess Championships for 2016.   Time and Venue 9th, 10th and 11th September 2016. (Friday to Sunday) in the O’Connell Suite, Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.   ... | Read More

      • ICU
      • | Sep 2, 2016
    • 2016 Mayor's Open - My results

      I played in the 2016 Mayor's Open in Hammond, Indiana on August 13th, 2016. The time control was G/40 with no delay. There were 4 divisions: Scholastic U400, Scholastic U700, Scholastic Open, and Adult Open. Most of the participants in the Open di... | 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 »