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    • Chess TV's Q&A with GM HIKARU NAKAMURA

      [Blog History]        The year was 1972 and American chess was on fire. In Iceland, Robert James "Bobby" Fischer had a date with destiny: to become the "King" of the Chess World (even though in his mind he already was) by defeating the World... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day 40

      In my previouse posts I started to share my experiences about the  21 days to Supercharge your chess course: Supercharge my chess in 21 days Supercharge day 1 - My goals Supercharge day 1 - My goals - part 2 Grandmaster Shakhriyar Mamedyarov b... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day 12

      The talented russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin beat Top US player Gata Kamsky in 2008 in the Tal memorial blitz tournament: White to move and checkmates in 1 The best azeri player Teimour Radjabov checkmated the world's best woman player Jud... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day 11

      Grandmaster Mamedyarov won against World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov in the Tal Memorial Blitz Championship in Moscow in 2008: White to move and checkmates in 1 An other checkmate from the Tal Memorial Blitz tournament: Vasily Ivanchuk beta Top... | Read More

    • Checkmates of the day 9

      Today's first puzzle came from the game between the top hungarian player Peter Leko and Russian superstart Alexander Morozevich, which they played in Moscow in the World Blitz Championship in 2007: White to move and checkmates in 1 The second ... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... Read More »

  • Chajes, Oscar

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    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... Read More »

  • Abreu Delgado, Aryam

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    Aryam Abreu-Delgado was born on July 9, 1978 in Cuba.  He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2008.  His best Elo rating was 2502 in 2008.  In 2007, he took 4th place in the Cuban Championship.  He took 1st place at the Capablanca Memorial Op... Read More »

  • Bernstein, Ossip

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    Ossip Samoilovich Bernstein (1882-1962) was a Ukrainian-born chess player born in a wealthy Jewish family.   He was born on September 20, 1882 in Zhitomir, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). In 1901, he took up chess at the age of 19, while studying... Read More »

  • Barcza, Gideon

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    Gedeon (Gideon) Barcza (1911-1986), pronounced bartsa, was a Hungarian professor of mathematics and Grandmaster.  He was born on August 21, 1911 in Kisujszallas, Hungary. In 1942, he took 6th place in the first European championship in Munich... Read More »