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  • NEW: Chess Informant 121 Midnight Sun

    Chess Informant 121 Midnight SunPaperback, 348 pagesProduct page (book/CD) WONDERFUL OLYMPIAD Just as chess fans all over the world were excited by the goings-on at the recent Chess Olympics, so were the staff at Chess Informant excited at... | Read More

  • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

    The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent ... | Read More

  • Good bishop, bad knight

    In our games we have the questions many times: Do I want to keep the bishop or the knight for the endgame. To be able to find the right answer we need to know the advantages and the disadvantages of the bishop and the knight. The bishop is strong... | Read More

  • Scoring the Winning Goal

    Slowly, I savored my "organic" burger with cheddar and avocado slices. Although my surroundings were bursting with life, all that I could focus on was the dramatic last round. In a sense, the thought of playing the last chess game was therapeutic,... | Read More

  • The Enigmatic Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Mark Paragua from the Philippines is not a household name. But he is a very strong and solid GM who can be a dangerous opponent for anyone. The next remarkable game played by Mark both fascinates and puzzles me. Let's see what happened... | Read More

    • Goes Global

      Over the years, has become a global phenomenon, with over 13 million members from all around the globe, continually growing in size every day. We are dedicated to making a global meeting place for chess lovers and enthusiasts w... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jan 27, 2016
    • Viswanathan Anand

      Vishwanathan Anand is a former World Chess Champion hailing from India. He is considered as the best rapid player of his generation. He has been the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2007 to 2013. He has won the World Chess Championship five t... | Read More

      • sachin951
      • | Jan 12, 2016
    • Stalemate tricks in Penang Open

      Last month I played in an open in Penang, Malaysia. It was a nice tournament, very well organized and relatively strong competition. I am probably going to write about it in more details later, but right now I just want to share two stalemate tr... | Read More

      • ddt_ru
      • | Jan 1, 2016
    • Ancient Name = Modern name ( correct me if am wrong with proof )

      makeeshwaram = mekka or makkah  kuwaipathy ( like thirupathi ) = kuwait  peru ( பேறு) = Peru  Narasingaburi later sinagaburi = singapore  Thaimore  = Taymore  Jawagam = Jawa  Trimoorthinad ( later) trinad = trinidad  Ayaneechwaran... | Read More

    • Amateur Playing Like a Pro

      Yesterday's game (December 30, 2015)  seems to be one of the best games of my life.  Playing at Board 2 of the Calapan Team, I was paired against a young and talented player from the Paragua Team inside the Alphaland Southgate Mall, Makati City,... | Read More

      • jocelasi
      • | Dec 31, 2015

  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He won the Philippine championship in 1956 and 1960.  ... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »

  • Baginskaite, Camilla

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    Camilla Baginskaite was born in Vilnus, Lithuania on April 24, 1967.  At age 15, she became the youngest female master in Lithuania.  In 1986, she took 3rd place in the World Championship for Girls under 20.  In 1988, she won the World Champion... Read More »

  • Torre, Eugene

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    Eugenio "Eugene" Torre, traditionally considered the strongest chess grandmaster the Philippines ever produced, was born in Iloilo City, Philippines on November 4, 1951.  In 1974, the young Torre became Asia’s first grandmaste... Read More »