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    • Ruifeng Li Wins the National Open

      Organizer Janelle Losoff, Ruifeng Li, and Daniel Fridman. Photo: Tim Hanks While the prestigious National Open is usually dominated by experienced grandmasters, this year 14-year-old International Master Ruifeng Li took home the Edmondson ... | Read More

    • Ivan Bukavshin dies at the age of 20

                             He was one of the brightest talents in the world of chess, with an impressive rating of 2658. On 12th of January 2016, at the age of just twenty years and eight months, Ivan Bukavshin died from a stroke, leaving ... | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen

      For people with a similar name, see Magnus Carlsson (disambiguation) and Magnus Karlsson (disambiguation). Magnus Carlsen Carlsen in 2012 Full name Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen Country Norway Born 30 November 1990(age 25)Tønsberg, Vestfold, Nor... | Read More

    • Adventures in my First Ever Tiebreak!

      On June 11th and 12th I played in a 4 game tournament designed to qualify 3 people for the Southern California State Champs. I had to win my final game with the Black pieces (which I did, barely, after 5+ grueling hours) in order to get to 2.5/4 w... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Jun 13, 2016
    • Looking Back - The 2006 Wisconsin State Championship

      Hi Chess Friends,  I recently passed the 10 year mark since one of the formative moments of my chess career. Over memorial day weekend 2006 I somehow snuck my way into winning the Wisconsin State Championship. I was far from the strongest player... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
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Video Lessons

  • Manhattan Chess Club

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    Founded on November 24, 1877 at the Café Logeling in New York City.   Dues were $4 a year.  On December 7, 1877 the members voted for the name of the chess club to be the Manhattan Chess Club (the other choices were Morphy Chess Club and Metro... Read More »

  • Gulko, Boris

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    Boris Gulko, born Feb 9, 1947 in Germany, is a Grandmaster (1976) and former Soviet champion (1977).  In 1974, he won the Moscow championship.   He tried to emigrate from the Soviet Union for over 7 years and was finally allowe... Read More »

  • American Chess Congress

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    The first American Chess Congress, organized by Daniel Fiske and held in New York, was won by Paul Morphy in 1857. The top 16 American players were invited (Allison, Calthrop, Fiske, Fuller, Kennicott, Knott, Lichtenhein, Marache, Mead, Meek, Morp... Read More »