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  • A List of One’s Own: The New Top 100 Women Rankings

    By Maret Thorpe. Photo: Tae Moon [Reprinted with permission of the author and US Chess.] “I’m so honored to have made it on to the first iteration of the Top Women Age 50 and Over! I hope these newly added lists encourage mo... | Read More

  • Carlsen, Capablanca And The Beatles

    About a quarter of a century ago, I started playing in international tournaments on a regular basis. Just like thousands of other folks from the former Soviet Union I enjoyed the fall of the Iron Curtain and ability to freely travel abroad. Pret... | Read More

  • The Player I'd Most Like to Have Met

         Throughout the history of the game, chess has produced innumerable fascinating personalities.  Some were stars, others played supporting roles.  Many of them, at least from the hazy vantage point of my clouded ... | Read More

  • Old Age, Great Chess!

    After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say that I was absolutely awful. Wi... | Read More

  • More Inexperienced Player Mistakes

    In last week's article, we saw that breaking the classical rules of play in the openings is one of the cardinal sins of less experienced players. Another common problem that you can find in their games is missing basic tactical ideas. ... | Read More


    • 121st Knights Quest: Round 1 (01/10/2016)

      One of the things that I want to try to get better at and do more often is game analysis, in order to better understand my strengths and weaknesses in my games. I just started to try picking up chess blogging, after being greatly inspired by one o... | Read More

    • USCF RATINGS QUESTIONS

       HOW MUCH TIME DOES  A T.D. HAVE ,TO SUBMIT RATING RESULTS TO USCF OFFICE , AFTER THE END OF A  RATED TOURNAMENT ? THIS IS IMPORTANT YOU ? | Read More

      • leosims
      • | Feb 5, 2016
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    • First Tournament.

      Looks like tomorrow is the first time I'll be attending a USCF-rated tournament. At 19 years old, I sometimes wonder if it's a little to late for me to start getting serious about chess. I love the game, but I'm afraid passion will not always beat... | Read More

      • PrincePeso
      • | Feb 5, 2016
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    • Blogs

       For the tiny amount of people that read my blogs, don't I write too much, and put in too much effort? NO. Chess writing is one of the best ways to improve at chess. When you write an article or post a blog, especially on games that you have play... | Read More

    • How to lose to a six year old in 9 moves.

      I am 43 years old, and I was in my very first serious over-the-board chess tournament last weekend. (Last summer, I was in my first club tournament and earned my paultry provisinal rating of about 1100USCF). I played chess in high school but I nev... | Read More

      • noahjcowan
      • | Feb 2, 2016
      • | 331 views
      • | 7 comments

Chessopedia


  • 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 »

  • Baginskaite, Camilla

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    Camilla Baginskaite was born in Vilnus, Lithuania on April 24, 1967.  At age 15, she became the youngest female master in Lithuania.  In 1986, she took 3rd place in the World Championship for Girls under 20.  In 1988, she won the World Champion... Read More »