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  • A Giant from the Past - Henry Edward Bird (part I)

    A few weeks ago, my first book – Henry Edward Bird: A Chess Biography with 1198 games – was released. During the eight years that I worked on the manuscript I didn’t talk much about this project...

  • Adventures of a lowly club player #2: Winning a major!

    Hello all,   I'm going to jump backwards in time from my last post. I've only played one game since (a rather disappointing and fairly uneventful draw) since my team got a bye in the cup. So I've decided to go back...


        I was having a highly stimulating conversation over a few drinks, (and a football game) at a local bar the other day, on U.S. law, with several people, (bar friends, like Cheers) that were protesting everything...

  • Humbled by a Grandmaster

    One of the great things about is that an ordinary, club standard player like myself can occasionally go head to head with a Grandmaster. This website's numerous online shows see professional players with...

  • The Nigerian Angle to the Baku Chess Olympiad

    • thims
    • Sep 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

    Preparing for the Baku Chess Olympiad, the top five Nigerian chess players had to train on their own, as the country was unable to fund camping and special trainings. This evolved into the uncertainty of even participating...

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