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USCForever
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  • 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

  • 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


    • The Stonewall Attack, Part 3

      Following my best Stonewall Attack game, my next game as white just happened to be against the best player in the league, Bill Phipps, rated 1806 at the time, on February 25, 1981.  This game followed a win I had against the second best player in... | Read More

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      • | May 4, 2016
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    • May 2016 Prodigy Program

      Registration for the May 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Newly crowned U.S. Women's National Champion IM Nazí Paikidze will start contributing to the Prodigy Program this month. Regist... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | May 4, 2016
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    • Ruy Lopez: Hodges' variation vs. Barnes' Defence

      I would guess a fair number of openings experts could tell you that 3...g6 versus the Ruy Lopez is sometimes known as the Barnes Defence.  A couple of other things they might not be able to tell you about the British chess personage Barnes are: ... | Read More

    • USCF chess tournament: Caveman Birthday Bash

      Time controls are G/60; d5 Round 1: Not a good start of a tournament...   Round 2: Lucky win for me... Should've been a loss or a draw Round 3: Finished the tournament at 1.5/3 ... rating went down 1824 to 1806...   | Read More

    • Giving away the advantage in the dragon

      This was a slow, USCF rated game (30/90 SD/60, d/5). I spent 16 minutes on this move and, according to Stockfish, gave away my ~3 point advantage. The position after 18 .. Nb6: I evaluated two different moves: one was spicy and exciting (19. g... | Read More

      • Oneacross
      • | Apr 30, 2016
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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 »