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  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition,...

  • Mastering Your Tactical Intuition

    Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half. -- GM Jan Timman, The Art of Chess Analysis (1997) As...

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    • pete
    • Jun 8, 2015, 1:52 AM

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most...

  • The Two Rook Endings You Must Know

    The study of theoretical endgames is a necessary evil. For most players, it is a rather torturous experience simply because there is no room for innovation or creativity. However, as any strong gandmaster will...

  • The 10 Chess Pieces Least Likely to Survive a Game

    • pete
    • Oct 5, 2014, 11:49 PM

    Most of us have our favorite openings to play, and lots of players know their favorite chess piece. Despite our preferences and best intentions, though, most of the actual pieces on the chessboard don’t survive...

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