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uscfpro
uscfpro
Location: US Virgin Islands
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USCForever
USCForever
Location: United States
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uscfandan
Location: United States
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uscfan2001
uscfan2001
Location: United States
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uscf1409
Location: Bakersfield, United States
Joined: 12/5/15
Last Online: 2/28/16
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  • 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

  • Are You A Chess Expert? Take Our Quiz

    You definitely like chess. But are you an expert? No, I am not talking about the USCF title you get when your USCF rating is above 2000 but less than 2200 (which is the master title). You can be a USCF expert but not a true expert of chess and v... | Read More

  • 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


    • Learning the Spanish (Ruy Lopez): Misadventures in the Chigorin

      Exploring the Spanish: The Chigorin Part 2   In my last blog I introduced the Chigorin Variation of the Spanish, focusing on the Rubenstein line with 12...Nc6. Just as a reminder, the position is displayed below. The last post also included som... | Read More

    • Learning the Spanish: Adventures in the Chigorin

        Exploring the Spanish: The Chigorin Part 1   The Spanish (Ruy Lopez) has always fascinated players. In a recent Q&A (via the Facebook page for his app) Carlsen recommended that players in the intermediate stages of their chess learn th... | Read More

    • Adventures in New York City: Part 5, Brooklyn Goes Hard

      “Points –ain’t have ‘em, gotta get ‘em!”     I had one more important story to tell from my adventures in NYC.  With so many stories and cool chess and non-chess things that happened, I could go on for quite some time telling sto... | Read More

      • Milliern
      • | May 27, 2016
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    • Skwim, aikido, and improving at chess

      For about a year and a half I've been playing Skwim a couple of times a month.  It's a team sport similar to Ultimate, but played in a swimming pool with a soft rubber disk that skims along the water.  My local pool holds games every Friday with... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | May 25, 2016
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    • How Psychology Makes Easy Tactics Hard to Find

      Against USCF players under 2234, I still have a 13-game unbeaten streak.  That’s something.  The reality is that I was a heartbeat away from beating a 2300, but I missed.  Let me show you something.  How is easy is this problem for you?  Bl... | Read More

      • Milliern
      • | May 18, 2016
      • | 495 views
      • | 11 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 »