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  • 7 Bullet Chess Tips By Hikaru

    Editor’s note: Last week, Hikaru Nakamura achieved the highest bullet rating in history at 3262. He is widely considered the best speed chess player in history. A vote by titled players confirmed this last year. Want to get ... | Read More

  • Master vs Many: Vote Chess Games

    When a group of individuals come together for one mission, anything is possible. History tells us that one group can accomplish more together than any individual, no matter how much inner Chuck Norris that individual can harness. But sometime... | Read More

  • Tackling Tactics

    Having trouble perfecting your study habits? Without a coach, training to perfect your chess game can feel like shooting in the dark. After all, how do you know your identifying every important concept in a position? Your daily tactics are ... | Read More

  • Can You Win Our Fake Chess Celebrity Contest?

    Many celebrities enjoy playing chess. Howard Stern, the famous radio host, is a confirmed chess fanatic. Rainn Wilson, the actor who played Dwight Schrute on the long-running NBC series The Office, got the chance to play the world chess c... | Read More

  • Nakamura, MVL To Play Death Match Monday

    Two of the best chess players in the world will face off Monday morning in the biggest Death Match of all time as American number-one GM Hikaru Nakamura is set to battle French number-one GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The match will be br... | Read More

    • Building Queens in Juvenile Hall with Chess

      Working to Build Queens: HHCF at Girls Juvenile Hall By: Adisa, The Bishop A few weeks ago Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) was invited to teach some of our Chess and Life Strategies classes to the boys at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Cente... | Read More

    • Staff Profiles: Ivan

      Today we bring you another instalment in a series of posts to help you get to know the team! Today, we meet a man who (if you know him like we do) needs no introduction... Ivan Lackovic! His technical savvy has made the world a better pl... | Read More

      • News
      • | Aug 5, 2016
    • And The Best Staff Member Of Is...

      In late 2013, decided that all staff member raises would be decided by virtue of a company-wide tournament. Kidding, but I wouldn't object! We did have a tournament online just for fun, and two years later crowned a champion. Luckily f... | Read More

      • MikeKlein
      • | Jul 26, 2016
    • 7/19/16 (Denker, Day -10)

      Salutations once more, all! As mentioned in the previous post, I did indeed attend an open tournament this past Saturday. I was not particularly happy with my play, but it wasn't all bad. I went 2/4, with a bye; however, I was able to play and wi... | Read More

    • CHESS TV's "Dish" with DOGGERS!

      [Blog History]         As members of this site and fans of chess, in general, chances are many of you are familiar with the name “Peter Doggers.” Born October 9, 1975 in the Netherlands, and having become enamored with chess as a teena... | Read More

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  • 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 »

  • Donaldson, John Walter

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    William John Donaldson, born in 1958, is an International Master (1983).   In 1983 he was the captain of the US team at the Greece Olympiad when he eloped with one of the top Russian lady players, Elena Akhmilovskaya.    H... Read More »

  • Menchik-Stevenson, Vera

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    Vera Menchik-Stevenson (1906-1944) was the World Woman Chess Champion from 1927 to 1944.   Vera Menchik defended her title six times, scoring 78 wins, 4 draws, and only 1 loss.  In 1927 she won the first Women's World Chess... Read More »