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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

  • The Deadliest Chess Pattern

    There are many patterns in chess which you should know if you want to become strong. I have discussed many of them in this column through the years. Today, I'll talk about the deadliest chess pattern, the one that usually ... | 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

  • The Armenian Chess Secret

    On the free day at the Jermuk Women's Grand Prix tournament way back in 2010, I had a pleasant opportunity to chat with the hosts. My conversation with the chief organizer and famous GM Smbat Lputian inevitably touched on the r... | Read More

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays to put on an apron and gloves, wal... | Read More


    • My interview with Alina l'Ami

      —   Alina l'Ami is a professional chess player well known in the chess world because, beside being a strong player (she holds the IM and the WGM titles), she works as a correspondent for Chessbase.com writing interesting tournaments reports f... | Read More

      • Sentenzio
      • | Aug 23, 2016
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    • A guide to the chess Olympiad – Part II

      Foar Part 1, click here.     In the last article I described the basics of the chess Olympiad, and mentioned that it used to be dominated – almost tediously so – by the USSR. But the chess world is different now an... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Aug 21, 2016
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    • Match Play with a female chess player as a separate section of the Methodist Hospital Chess Club

      In an effort to inspire more women and girls to play chess in the San Antonio, Texas area, I am seeking over the board face-to-face match play with a female chess player anywhere in the Texas area (including San Antonio) who is either a st... | Read More

    • A guide to the chess Olympiad – Part I

      NOTE:  This was supposed to be a small note, but once I assembled all the questions I’ve been asked over the years, it quickly turned into quite a long article. So I’ve broken it up into two parts, vaguely along the li... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Aug 19, 2016
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    • Maya Chiburdanidze proposes a new tournament system

      Part of an interview by Evgeny Surov, chess-news.ru, 13th June 2016 I met Maya Chiburdanidze in the Tbilisi Chess Palace, where  an experimental tournament is held, using a system she'd come up with. Maya Chiburdanidze: Let us start ... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Aug 17, 2016
      • | 1517 views
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  • Alekhine, Alexander

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    Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was the winner of the first Soviet Chess Championship (1920) and the only man to die while holding the world chess championship.  He learned chess from his older brother Alexei (1888-1939).  He studied law at the S... Read More »

  • Abhyankar-Gokhale, Anupama

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    Anupama Abhyankar-Gokhale, born on May 17, 1969, is a chess master from India.  She was awarded the Women’s International Master title in 1985.  She married chess master Raghunandan Gokhale, chairman of the Mumbai Chess Association and Anupama... 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 »

  • Pogonina, Natalia

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    Natalia Pogonina (born on March 9, 1985) is one of the best female chess players in the world. Woman Grandmaster (WGM), three-times European champion (U16, twice U18), bronze prize winner at the World Championship (U18) and European Women Champi... Read More »

  • Fischer, Robert

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    Robert (Bobby ) Fischer was born in Chicago on March 9, 1943.  He was the 11th world chess champion (1972-1975).  He was the youngest national junior champion (13), the youngest American chess champion ever (14), the youngest grandmaster... Read More »