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USCF_Chess
USCF_Chess
Location: United States
Joined: 6/28/16
Last Online: 7/27/16
Points: 1 points
uscfpro
uscfpro
Location: US Virgin Islands
Joined: 5/28/16
Last Online: 7/21/16
Points: 0 points
USCForever
USCForever
Location: United States
Joined: 4/18/16
Last Online: 6/26/16
Points: 0 points
uscfandan
uscfandan
Location: United States
Joined: 3/25/16
Last Online: 3/27/16
Points: 0 points
uscfan2001
uscfan2001
Location: United States
Joined: 3/2/16
Last Online: 3/2/16
Points: 0 points

  • 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

  • 2016 ChessKid Online National Invitational Championships (CONIC): A Preview

    In 2012, the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC) was created to provide young, talented chess players an opportunity to play a round-robin championship at a long time control. The event gradually evolved from only two sectio... | Read More

  • Touch-Move Rule Adventures

    I am probably a lucky guy, because I never had any "touch-move rule" episodes in my whole chess career.  Don't get me wrong, it happened numerous times in my games that either I or my opponent touched a wrong piece at a wrong time, but i... | Read More

  • Play Like A Beginner!

    Two months ago, one of the oldest grandmasters in the world, Mark Taimanov, turned 90.  Just like any professional chess player he had many ups and downs in his career, but due to his limitless optimism he is still a very active person. ... | Read More


    • How to destroy your opponent 1

       Doesn't everyone love crushing your opponent? After I crush my opponent, I sometimes admire the game. There's a saying you have to have at lease more than 2 minor/major pieces to succeed an attack but sometimes only a queen and 3 pawns will send... | Read More

      • KS-Y
      • | Jul 27, 2016
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    • Players moving too fast in "turn based games"

      I just started playing my first "turn based game". I am playing with a 3 day time control. What baffles me is how swiftly my opponent is playing. Quite frankly, I am playing almost as fast because I, in my opinion, am taking full advantage of his ... | Read More

      • tubebender
      • | Jul 24, 2016
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    • On the Topic of Chess Coaches: Part 1

      I get lots of people asking me questions about chess coaching, partly because I’ve worked with numerous coaches of various strengths, ranging from B-Class to GM.  The other reason I think I get asked the question so often is that I’ve had a g... | Read More

      • Milliern
      • | Jul 16, 2016
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      • | 17 comments
    • My Youtube Channel Relaunched!

      Recently, I managed to break 1800 USCF and have now stabilized as a Class A player. This achievement inspired me to once again begin uploading training videos to my youtube channel- MyJourneyToChessMaster. I plan to post videos daily of my train... | Read More

    • 40th Green Bay Open - My first tournament - Analysis of my games

      This was my first tournament I played in, and didn't know exactly what to expect. I sadly couldn't stay for the 5th and final round of the tournament, so I ended up taking a zero point buy. But overall I was very pleased with how I played, and fel... | Read More

      • percyfox
      • | Jul 13, 2016
      • | 168 views
      • | 0 comments

Chessopedia


  • 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 »

  • Phillips, Harold

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    Harold Meyer Phillips (1874-1967) was a lawyer and President of the United States Chess Federation (USCF) from 1950-54, President of the Manhattan Chess Club, former New York State Champion and Manhattan Chess Club Champion (1902).  He was the or... Read More »

  • Weinberger, Tibor

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    FIDE Master and USCF Senior Master. He was a Hungarian master who played in five Hungarian championships from 1952 through 1956. He came to the United States in 1957. In 1957, he won the Minneapolis Open and the New Jersey Open. In 1958, he ... Read More »

  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »

  • Ervin, Roy

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    Roy Carl Ervin was born in Los Angeles on January 4, 1951 and grew up in Santa Monica.  In 1969, he took 2nd in the Ventura Marina Chess Festival, won by Ray Martin, and ahead of Norman Whitaker.  In 1969, at the American Open in Santa Monica, E... Read More »