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  • On Peak Tournament Performance

    As a player and coach the question of how best to prepare for chess tournaments is constantly on my mind or being posed to me by students and friends. For this blog I am going to share some insights and ideas that I have about tournament preparati... | Read More

  • How To Play Against Old Guys, Pt. 2

    In Part One of How To Play Against Old Guys, I gave the weaknesses and strengths of older players. I’ll repeat them here: WEAKNESSES * Old players get tired. Really tired. Often really fast. * Old players can (and do!) easily lose c... | Read More

  • Origins of Chess

    550 AD - Northwestern India - Persian poem in 600 AD describes chess coming to Persia (Iran) from India First called: "Chaturanga" - a Sanskrit word translated as "4 limbed" or "4 parts" The four divisions of an army: five foot soldiers, three ... | Read More

  • Shogi (Japanese Chess)

    Shogi, or Japanese chess, is the most popular of a family of chess variants native to Japan. Objective Technically the game is won when a king is captured, though in practice defeat is conceded at mate or when mate becomes inevitable. [edit] Ga... | Read More

    • First encounter with a GM

      It happened a week ago, and now that the emotions quieted, I feel ready to write about it. At first I was just a casual observer, watching a simul and taking pictures: The guy has good; the old man wearing the Brooklyn cap was losing after only... | Read More

    • Beginner chess

      Chess Chess helps in english and maths This article is about the Western board game. For other chess games or other uses, see Chess (disambiguation). Chess Part of a Staunton chess set (from left to right): a white king, a black rook, a ... | Read More

    • Sylhet Players Hasnath Alahi Chowdhury

      Hasnath Alahi Chowdhury was born in Sylhet, Bangladesh, on 24 June 1992, Mobile: 008801715928628 Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard , a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by... | Read More

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    • [20151229]自己紹介

      ブログ投稿のテストもかねて、自己紹介の記事を投稿します。 【始めたきっかけ】映画「完全なるチェックメイト」(Pawn Sacrifice)の鑑賞の予習のため。 【チェス歴】2015年12月20日... | Read More

    • Rules to "Strip Blitz Chess" (for the matured audience)

      As an average chess hobbiest, I can find myself completely obsessed with chess; however and (possibly) unfortunately, I sometimes find myself feeling that chess can be tedious and boring. And so, due to my natural bias towards the game, I aspired ... | Read More


  • List of chess variants

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    A chess variant (or unorthodox chess) is a game "related to, derived from or inspired by chess".[2] The difference from chess might include one or more of the following: different rules for capture, move order, game objective, etc.; addition... Read More »

  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Japan

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    Chess Facts related to Japan. During World War II, the Japanese confiscated chess books thinking they were military codes. In 1962, they held their first international chess tournament, organized by the Japanese Chess Federation, in Yokohama. It... Read More »

  • Kaufman, Larry

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    Larry Kaufman, born in 1947, is an International Master (1980).  Winner of the American Open in 1966.  He has won state championships in Virginia, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Southern California.  He is the s... Read More »