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    • Death Match 18 - Going Toe to Stiletto

      UPDATE: GM Judit Polgar wins Death Match 18 over GM Nigel Short - 17.5-10.5. A longer news article will follow Sunday.   We've had Super-GM clashes before. We've had Europeans play many times, and we've had all-female battles too. But Chess.com... | Read More

      • MikeKlein
      • | Sep 23, 2013
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    • HUGES MATCHES LEADERBOARD AND LIST OF LARGEST MATCHES UPDATED (2013-08-31)

      Largest team matches:http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/largest-team-matches-on-chesscom2 Huge Matches Leaderboard:http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/huge-challanges-leaderboardComment:Since last update (2012-12-08) have a lot of new huge t... | Read More

    • Team National Pride: Top 40

      Team National Pride Top 40 (As of 2/9/2013) RankTeamPoints1.  Team Romania 153,984 2.  Team Russia 124,966 3.  Team Philippines United 78,116 4.  TEAM EUROPE 74,792 5.  Team India 56,183 6.  Team England 37,626 7.  Team Dalmatia 36,595 8. ... | Read More

    • Blundering against the Worrall. Crowborough Rapid Play Rd 2

      Note to self....I could have played this position so much better if I had applied myself during the vote chess game Team England v Team Italy.  As it was I passively watched the vote game unfold and when I needed to be able to remember the finer... | Read More

      • DoubleDum
      • | Nov 7, 2012
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    • Cheating

      There's been an exchange of notes on the Team England site about cheating and how highly graded players get detected and their accounts closed.  Perhaps there is a need for  lateral thinking about the question of cheating.  There could be event... | Read More

      • Frankem51
      • | Jun 5, 2012
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  • Why you should almost never advance the soldier on f7!

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    You know in chess, your entire army works as a team!! But sometimes  a piece rebels against the king. They are out to cause trouble! Either that or they made the wrong move at the wrong time! In this case the f7 pawn made the same mistake! Or the... Read More »

  • Cambridge-Oxford University Chess Club Match

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    Longest running annual match in chess.  The traditional series began in 1873 with the help of future world champion Wilhelm Steinitz (won by Oxford University 10-3).  The univerisities actually started playin in 1871, but the early matches were ... 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 »

  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »

  • Adams, Weaver

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    Weaver Warren Adams (1901-1963) was born on April 28, 1901 in Dedham, Massachusetts.  His parents were Frank H. Adams (salesman for Bellantine Breweries and Ceresota Flour) and Ethel Weaver Adams.  His mother’s side has been traced back to t... Read More »