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  • The Illegal Move That Wrecked A Chess Career

    The summer of 1992 was the most memorable time of my chess career. Our team just took silver medal at the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila and I felt like I was on the top of the world. That Olympiad deserves a separate article, since I am absolutely... | Read More

  • Black Tie Breaker

    © 2014, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website | Read More

  • Should your "better half" play chess?

    In my column "Pros and Cons" I discuss the subjects that have no clear answer. Are doubled pawns good or bad, is an isolated pawn an asset or a liability, what's better a Bishop or a Knight?  The answer is the same to all these questions: "It... | Read More

  • Let It Be

    Dear GM Panchanathan, I have psychology problems in the game of chess. My rating usually goes up and down from 1900 to 2050. One of my weaknesses is that I cannot control external feelings (i.e. fear, stress, overconfidence) when playing ches... | Read More

  • Personal Mona Lisa of GM Artur Yusupov

    Every chess player hopes to play his immortal game some day.  Borrowing lyrics from the hit song of Kelly Clarkson "people wait a lifetime for a moment like this." You never know when it will happen, but if you look at the best games played in c... | Read More


    • Clàssic Sant Martí, group B

      Hi again. Here are the games played in my fourth slow OTB tournament. This was an U2100 tournament with 58 players in which I was the 26th of the startink ranking, and the first one I had to play 2000+ rated players. My own rating was 1915 at t... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Apr 30, 2016
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    • IM ADU Oladapo Defends The West African Chess Championship

      The Africa Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championship is the first of four zonal chess championships, which helps to determine the Zonal Champions and offers an IM title plus $1000 cash reward for the champion, except the champion is already an IM, wh... | Read More

      • thims
      • | Apr 13, 2016
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    • The Africa Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championship

      The tournament kicked off with all but 2 Nigerians picking up victories against their respective opponents in the first round. Akinleye Akinseye and Toritsemuwa Ofowino (The West African lady tagged "the MAN BEATER") played against FM EBOSSE Kingu... | Read More

      • thims
      • | Apr 4, 2016
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    • My 2 Cents, "Probably" Won't Have an Impact

      I retired 7 December 2014. One of the first things I did was turn in my work phone and buy a new cell phone. It had all these apps and gadgets and stuff. Since I now have plenty of time, I decided that I was going to get back into chess seriously ... | Read More

    • 2015 Slow Chess League Championship

      Hi all, I recently became a 2015 Slow Chess League Co-Champion along with Der-Schachspieler. Before showing my games from the tournament, I'd like to invite you to check out the Slow Chess League. For years I've been playing in the tournaments ... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Jan 26, 2016
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  • Deimante Daulyte

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    Deimantė Daulytė (born 1989) is a Lithuanian chess woman grandmaster. She won the women's Lithuanian Chess Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. She qualified for the Women's World Chess Championship 2014 (eventually played in 2015)... Read More »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »

  • Royal Defence

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    The Royal Defence can be played by black against the Alapin variation rather than taking when white plays the d4 break black instead counterattacks whites center to gain equality or be slightly better Read More »

  • Natural Move

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    A 'Natural Move' is most often used to refer to a move which accords with basic principles, and is therefore intuitively the kind of move which is appropriate for the given position. Although a move may look natural, that does not necessarily mak... Read More »

  • Curdo, John

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    John Anthony Curdo was born on November 14, 1931 in Lynn, Massachusetts and now lives in Auburn, Massachusetts.  He is a FIDE master (current Elo rating  2275, maximum Elo rating 2305).  He has won the Massachusetts state championship 18 times ... Read More »