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USCF2000Wannabe
USCF2000Wannabe
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USCFTimmy
USCFTimmy
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USCF_Chess
USCF_Chess
Location: United States
Joined: 6/28/16
Last Online: 8/26/16
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uscfpro
uscfpro
Location: US Virgin Islands
Joined: 5/28/16
Last Online: 7/21/16
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USCForever
USCForever
Location: United States
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  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unl... | Read More

  • 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


    • Hikaru Nakamura Interview, The Barca Style

      Hikaru Nakamura was born in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, December 9, 1987 was a US chess grandmaster. He is ranked No. 6 for the Standart, No. 3 and No. 2 To Blitz For Rapid According Fide September 2016. He is also a four-time champions the United Sta... | Read More

    • How to Identify and Fix Errors

      Chess is all about errors, and they can be costly.  One small error in a tournament can cost a lot of prize money, not to mention rating points.  I'm serious.  Suppose you are playing the last round of a quad with a perfect score. You are a paw... | Read More

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      • | Sep 23, 2016
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    • What's my plan again?

      When I first started out on this journey to improve at chess I knew I had to have a plan. Now that it has been a while it makes sense to revisit that plan and see how it has evolved. I posted my overall plan in my first blog post here on April 22,... | Read More

    • Summertime Blues

      “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” -- Robert Burns   What a summer I've had and it isn't the chess summer I had planned. After a successful eight day chess trip in Philadelphia, I flew home, spent a day in hectic prepa... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Sep 18, 2016
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    • Unexpected win over a 2300

      Let's just say the last 6-7 weeks haven't... exactly been the best (if you want more details, look me up on USCF). I had planned to take a break until the state championships at the end of October, but for reasons I will share later, I decided to ... | Read More


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 »