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  • The Best Chess Of 2015

    As the calendar turns to 2016, it's time to look back at the best chess of the past year. The year 2015 was a big one for chess. With the creation of the Grand Chess Tour, the chess world had an exciting new super-tournament series to follo... | Read More

  • Old Age, Great Chess!

    After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say that I was absolutely awful. Wi... | Read More

  • The Golden Age

         In September 1945 the proud and confident USA team suffered a humiliating, crushing defeat at the hands of the Soviet team in a 10 board, 20 game match played through a novel use of radio transmission, each set of matched contestants pl... | Read More

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More

  • Berlin Endgame Video Series

    Test your knowledge: which opening did Vladimir Kramnik lean on to equalize his chances as Black in the 2000 world chess championship, where he would eventually defeat the greatest chess player of all time? Fill in the blank: The 2014 world ches... | Read More


    • 2014 by Comparison

      By comparison 2014 World Chess Championship Sochi, Russia Anand - Carlsen   Anand                                                                                ... | Read More

    • My 2 Cents, "Probably" Won't Have an Impact

      I retired 7 December 2014. One of the first things I did was turn in my work phone and buy a new cell phone. It had all these apps and gadgets and stuff. Since I now have plenty of time, I decided that I was going to get back into chess seriously ... | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen vs Hou Yifan, Tata Steel tournament. Beware the Weak spots!

      Today 29 jan. 2016 we saw in Wijk aan Zee the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen vs former Women's World Chess Champion Hou Yifan 1) Be ware! Chess engines may lead to confussion! Remember Reuben Fine's classic rules for endgame play: <The... | Read More

    • Trading into Better Positions

      Check out the original story here! Since I’ve spent most of the last week discussing opening play, I decided to discuss trades in today’s post. A few years ago when I was a student at Castle Chess Camp, I had the pleasure of working with Gr... | Read More

    • Wei Yi vs Magnus Carlsen - 2016 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

      Wei Yi and Magnus Carlsen meet for the first time in Round 3 of the 2016 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Wei's victory in the 2015 Tata Steel Challenges section earned a seat in the 2016 Masters section. Wei Yi is easily one of the most talented risi... | Read More




  • Deimante Daulyte

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    Deimantė Daulytė (born 1989) is a Lithuanian chess woman grandmaster. She won the women's Lithuanian Chess Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. She qualified for the Women's World Chess Championship 2014 (eventually played in 2015)... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »