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    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

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  • 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


    • 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

    • Match Play with a female chess player as a separate section of the Methodist Hospital Chess Club

      In an effort to inspire more women and girls to play chess in the San Antonio, Texas area, I am seeking over the board face-to-face match play with a female chess player anywhere in the Texas area (including San Antonio) who is either a st... | Read More

    • 2016 Electronic Knights Section 16

      I am in a section of USCF's Electronic Knights, a correspondence tournament through email. While I'm enjoying returning to correspondence chess, I have to admit that I miss those sweet transit days when moves had to make their way from post office... | Read More

    • Upcoming events and other news

      Upcoming events and other news John McMorrow  1 As the sun sets on the 2015-16 season (with the exception of several important foreign events such as the ECU and Jugendschach EU Youth Championships 2016, Turda Saltmine Cup - International Che... | Read More

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    • 3rd Annual ChessHelps Charity Tourney August 13th at Basis Chandler

      3rd Annual ChessHelps Tournament Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 9am ChessHelps is an organization dedicated to help raise funds for the School and the Community! This event will raise funds for the Basis Chandler School and for KIVA, a non-pr... | 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 »