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  • Women vs. Men

    There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman. Charles Dudley Warner Playing in mixed events is enjoyable since it allows one to learn more about chess and psychology, and to improve more rapidly. So why, one might... | Read More

    • First Master Draw

      On February 14, 2015 I earned my first tournament points against an Expert. On February 20th, 2016, almost exactly one year later, I scored my first points against a Master--a FIDE Master no less!--with the following draw. Attached is my initial ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Mar 10, 2016
    • Adventures in New York City: Part 1

      It has been a little fantasy of mine to live in New York City, for a quite a little while now.  I decided to do it last month, during the December of 2015.  Mostly, the desire was induced by the chess culture I’ve heard about in NYC.  This wi... | Read More

      • Milliern
      • | Jan 4, 2016
    • Season Opening Tournament

      Our school league HIES Chess, took the 16 best players to enter the Season Opening Tournament. I went 8-1-0 in the preseason, losing to who would be the #1 seed    (8-0-0). I am the #4 seed. In the 1st Round, #1. #2, #3, #4 all won their match... | Read More

      • JJN2
      • | Nov 19, 2010
    • Chess goals for the rest of 2010

      No, while I'm not going to read the 'Idiot's Guide to Chess' (although at times I'm sure I could use some of the information, I have decided to make some goals for the remainder of the 2010 year. So far, this is what I've decided are my goals. 1.... | Read More

    • World Open (unofficial) Tournament! This tournament can have up to 100 players. 565 tournament points are avalible, as well as a trophy to the top 3. It is open to everyone, and just for fun. You will play 8 games at once, and from e... | Read More

  • Kim Commons

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    Originally from Southern California, International Master Kim Commons passed away in Arizona, in 2015, at the age of 63. According to, his performance rating in the 22nd Chess Olympiad placed him among the top 15 players in the w... Read More »

  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Read More »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... 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 »

  • China

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    • | 7 Reads

    The Chinese Emperor Wen-ti executed two foreign chess players after learning that one of the pieces was called "Emperor."  He was upset that his title of Emperor could be associated with a mere game and forbade the game.  Chinese chess is played... Read More »