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kaiserlee
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  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • Chess Criminals And The Games They Play

    As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled "Shady Side: The Life and Cr... | Read More

  • Korchnoi The Chess Psychologist

    The death of GM Viktor Korchnoi is a huge loss for chess. I am not going to repeat the obvious facts that he was the strongest chess player who never became the world champion or tell you about his enormous chess heritage. There are thousands... | Read More

  • Cuba

    Avenida de las Palmeras, Habana, ca. 1904      A large island in the Caribbean, this former Spanish colony lies just 93 miles from the state of Florida.  Its proximity to the United States, the inherent beauty of the... | Read More

  • How Chess Saved Beethoven

    A Little Background:      A man named Wolfgang von Kempelen created a supposed chess-playing machine in 1770.  A chess master cleverly concealed inside controlled the exposed turbaned, mustached figure and the moves... | Read More


    • A little background before starting to babble about chess

      Hi to everyone (or, most propably, no one) who will ever read my blog, i am Francesco form Italy. I would like to use this bloggin feature nicely offered by chess.com to write a bit about my approach to chess as an amateur, my progress, the views... | Read More

      • BSSN-OK
      • | Aug 29, 2016
      • | 46 views
      • | 1 comment
    • 2015/16 wrap-up - miscellaneous games from last season

      Hi all,   Long time, no post on my blog, I'm sorry to say. Summer has occurred, which has meant no chess, either in the league or at the university club. Hence, my chess ability has been steadily regressing over the past few months, due to a c... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Aug 27, 2016
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      • | 2 comments
    • Dean Kamen ( دین کامین )

        Kamen on one of his inventions, the Segway Born April 5, 1951 (age 65)Long Island, New York, U.S.[1] Residence Bedford, New Hampshire, U.S. Nationality American Known for Invention of the iBot Wheelchair, the Segway and founder of FI... | Read More

    • Maya Chiburdanidze proposes a new tournament system

      Part of an interview by Evgeny Surov, chess-news.ru, 13th June 2016 I met Maya Chiburdanidze in the Tbilisi Chess Palace, where  an experimental tournament is held, using a system she'd come up with. Maya Chiburdanidze: Let us start ... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Aug 17, 2016
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    • #47 Phi Kappa Blanca XLVIII

      << #46 1993 NC Scholastic Championships -- #48 Phi Kappa Blanca XLIX >>   Tournament #47 : Phi Kappa Blanca XLVIII, 03/20/93 NC State University Student Union, Raleigh, NC TD: Robert Singletary Section: U18000 Time Control: 40/90 G/... | Read More

      • dl_leonine
      • | Aug 15, 2016
      • | 182 views
      • | 0 comments

Video Lessons



  • Divinsky, Nathan

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    Nathan Divinksy (1925-2012) was a Canadian chess master and played in several Canadian chess Olympiads.  He served as assistant dean of science at the University of British Columbia.  His former wife (1972-1983), Kim Campbell, was the 19th P... Read More »

  • Cambridge-Oxford University Chess Club Match

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    Longest running annual match in chess.  The traditional series began in 1873 with the help of future world champion Wilhelm Steinitz (won by Oxford University 10-3).  The univerisities actually started playin in 1871, but the early matches were ... Read More »

  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »

  • Abrahams, Gerald

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    Gerald Abrahams (1907-1980) was British lawyer (barrister), chess master and chess author.   His eight chess books include Teach Yourself Chess (1948), The Chess Mind (1952), Handbook of Chess (1960), Technique in Chess (1961), Test Your Chess... Read More »

  • Kalme, Charles

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    Charles Kalme (1939-2002) was the U.S. Junior Open champion in 1955, which was held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1957 he was the U.S. Intercollegiate Chess Champion.  In 1960 he was on the winning U.S. Student Olympiad team (Lombardy, Kalme, R Wein... Read More »