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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

    • Portugal Chess Summer - good beach and nice chess!

      If you want something different for your vacation, try Portugal Chess Festival this summer! A number of consecutive tournaments around the country with the emphasis on both chess and familly holidays - heartily recommended! Portugal Chess Festiva... | Read More

    • CHESS TV's "Dish" with DOGGERS!

      [Blog History]         As members of this site and fans of chess, in general, chances are many of you are familiar with the name “Peter Doggers.” Born October 9, 1975 in the Netherlands, and having become ... | Read More

    • World Open Results

      Philadelphia is a fantastic chess town. I've been there now for two Philadelphia Opens and a World Open and it has treated me well. (Well, not counting when I got checkmated in 8 moves in my first Philadelphia Open.) This year I played up in the... | Read More

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    • DLUGY is CHESS TV Dynamite!

      [Blog History]        Born in Moscow, Russia (U.S.S.R.) on January 29, 1966, Maxim Dlugy made his way to the U.S. with his parents in 1977, settling New York City. His maternal grandfather sparked his interest in chess at the tender age of... | Read More

    • Chess Club Eustis, FL (Lake County)

      ***This is for Central Florida only*** We are looking for players in the Lake County Florida area (Tavares, Leesburg, Umatilla, Sorrento, Mt Dora, Eustis, Zellwood) to join us at the Magnolia Cafe in Eustis, FL to play chess. We meet every Wedn... | Read More

  • 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 »