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  • American Woman - Part I

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Mementos of Morphy

    Paul Morphy circa 1858      I had come across this blurb in an 1886 edition of the "British Chess Magazine" under the sub-title, "Foreign News" :      The estate of the late Paul Morphy was sold by auction on...

  • The Ohio Masters Open (3 days to go !)

    The Ohio Chess Academy & The Dayton Chess Club Bring You A Single Open Section Chess Tournament Open to Everyone!   First Annual Ohio Masters Chess Tournament July 25-27, 2014 OPEN FORMAT THE SAME FORMAT...

  • The Ohio Masters Open

    I want to invite all Chess.com members to a Chess Tournament and Festival that will be held in Dayton Ohio from July 25th-27th. Also at the same time as this event there will be the Dayton Irish Festival at local...

  • Chess Tales from Asia - The Great Singapore Swindles (Part 2)

      Hi!  Firstly, thanks for the positive comments on Part 1 of this series. I do hope to continue to have your support. Before I continue showing some more swindles concorted in this part of Asia, I would like to...

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  • Wesley So Double Winner In London

    A day after clinching victory in the Grand Chess Tour, Wesley So also won the London Chess Classic. He was the first to finish his game, drawing with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. He then saw his rival Fabiano Caruana...

  • Magnus Carlsen Cruises To Victory In Leuven

    Magnus Carlsen won the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour with three rounds to spare. Wesley So played good, pragmatic chess and clinched second place. Carlsen's next event? His GM Blitz Battle on Chess.com...

  • Arturo Pomar 1931-2016

    He held draws with Black against both Alexander Alekhine and Bobby Fischer. Arturo Pomar, one of the most famous sports figures in post-war Spain, died 26 May 2016 in a hospital Barcelona. Long before Lubosh Kavalek...

  • Ding Liren Beats Wesley So 2.5-1.5 In Friendly Match

    In a short, friendly match held in Shanghai, Ding Liren defeated Wesley So with a 2.5-1.5 score. The Chinese number-one player won one game; the other three ended in draws. Right after coming third at the...

  • Karjakin Wins Candidates' 1st Prize And A BMW (Not)

    Besides the 95,000 Euro first prize, Sergey Karjakin received a BMW sports car at the end of the Candidates' Tournament's closing ceremony. The closing ceremony of the FIDE Candidates' Tournament was...

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