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  • A Legendary Chess Zen Master Has Died

    When I was just turning 19, I would go with a friend to Berkeley and visit the Hare Krishna temple. Were we into them? No, not at all. But every evening they offered free (very tasty!) food, and when you are broke and starving, you are willing t... | Read More

  • What If Death Match 31 Were Competitive Eating?

    What if added a food consumption element to its Death Matches? On which meal would GMs Sam Shankland and Georg Meier prefer to gorge? For this and other pressing and non-pressing questions, we caught up with the players. You can read b... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 5

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, August 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “In July I was on holidays for most of the month, and so I missed a lot of chess, for instance the annual tourn... | Read More

  • Don't Lose Trying Too Hard to Win

    In my article on chess technique, I wholeheartedly agreed with Frank J. Marshall's affirmation that "the hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." Indeed, tenacious defense is now the norm rather than the exception. Fifty years ago, the fir... | Read More

    • Onvacation

      Onvacation | Read More

      • fredwjohn
      • | Aug 18, 2016
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    • Momentum Don't Co$t a Thing

      Momentum, initiative and aggressive attack are often characterised by daredevil sacrifices, and are eye candy for the adrenaline-pumped. When in our game though, our adrenal glands go on vacation, and we choose to play the obvious move rather than... | Read More

    • 7/28/16 (Denker, Day -1)

      It's almost here. Of course, I've already said that. But still. Well, I just put myself on 'vacation' here on I've been doing my study method a lot. And I have a headache. This concludes the negativity portion of this post. Last night... | Read More

    • Love Stories from Bombay #2     "We were engaged for two years before marriage, but because I was from Kanpur and he was from Bombay we couldn't meet as often. My maternal grandparents lived in Bombay, so... | Read More

    • And The Best Staff Member Of Is...

      In late 2013, decided that all staff member raises would be decided by virtue of a company-wide tournament. Kidding, but I wouldn't object! We did have a tournament online just for fun, and two years later crowned a champion. Luckily f... | Read More

      • MikeKlein
      • | Jul 26, 2016

  • Cochrane, John

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    John Cochrane (1798-1978) was a Scottish master and lawyer who spent half his life in India.  He played chess in London while on vacation.   In 1815 he was a second lieutenant on the HMS Bellerophon, which transported Napoleon to hi... Read More »