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  • 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 July 24th, and among th... | Read More

  • 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 USED AT THE US OPEN CHESS... | Read More

  • The Ohio Masters Open

    I want to invite all 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 riverside park. The Dayton Chess ... | Read More

  • 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 make a distinction between the '... | Read More

  • Olympiad-2012: Way to the Top

    The World Chess Olympiad is one of the most exciting and classical tournaments. Its importance is overshadowed only by the individual World Chess Championship. It is both a fantastic festival and a place where serious confrontations take place, wh... | Read More

    • The Irish Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016: Reminder

        Tonight is the early entry deadline for The Irish Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 which will be held from 24-25 September. The ICU AGM 2015-16 will follow the Blitz.   Below are the reports from the last Blitz and Rapid:   EasyStream... | Read More

      • ICU
      • | Sep 18, 2016
    • Music fill in the Blanks game!

      Hey everybody! This is a game where I post some song lyrics with1(or 2) blanks in it. The 1st person to fill in the blanks CORRECTLY gets a point. I will give 2 trophies for anyone who gets 11 points, 4 for 22, 8 for33, and so on. I will post the ... | Read More

    • What It's Like To Visit The Moscow Chess Museum

      With the opening of the Moscow Chess Museum, chess has had a formal home in the Russian capital since September 2014. Chess enthusiasts of all stripes — newbies, club players, and grandmasters alike — will do themselves well to visit, gawk at ... | Read More

      • dylanlove
      • | Aug 28, 2016
    • The Baku Chess Olympiad: Africans In View

      With less than 10 days to the start of the Baku chess Olympiad, Africa looks at the top African teams and what they bring to the brilliance and success of the 2016 Chess Olympiad. The top 7 chess playing countries in Africa according t... | Read More

      • thims
      • | Aug 23, 2016
    • Save the UK Chess Challenge.ees

      The UK chess challenge has been running for 20 years, it is the world's biggest chess competition and it has done so much to introduce children in the whole of the UK and Ireland to chess. The children I have taught have loved taking part ea... | Read More

      • matt1979
      • | Aug 22, 2016
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  • Gligoric, Svetozar

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    Svetozar Gligoric. born Feb 2, 1923, is a Serbian (Yugoslav) Grandmaster (1951).  He learned the game of chess at age 11, taught by a boarder taken in by his mother.   In 1938, at the age of 15, he won the Belgrade Chess Club c... Read More »