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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Aug 22, 2014

    When Fabiano Caruano was about 12, he and his father Lou, whom I knew casually, approached the TD booth to ask for a bye in one of the Continental Chess Association's big Philadelphia-based open events. I was the fill-in TD and, although I knew h... | Lees Verder

  • The Best Groups on Chess.com

    There are so many groups on Chess.com that site members can join but which groups are the best, and why? Below, you will find a list of the absolute best groups on Chess.com.   #1 Chess.com University Chess.com University is the largest group... | Lees Verder

  • 2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open

    The 2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open, held April 11-13, 2014, was a typical boring weekend swiss, where the one GM, me, was certain to take first place over a few select "experts" in a tournament with small prizes. Oh wait, that's not right at al... | Lees Verder

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Apr 4, 2014

    "What's the going rate for selling 100 rating points?" Let's start with "It's illegal and I wouldn't do it, and neither should you or anyone else!" Now that we got that out of the way, I can then state "Interesting question! I've never had that ... | Lees Verder

  • Amazing tournaments - Part I - 1938 Avro - Nederland

    In this article I want to show some intresting things from the amazing Avro tournament. The tournament was played in 1938 with 8 best players from the 1938 FIDE list! You can see the player's names: Paul Keres Reuben Fine Salo Flohr Mikhail Bo... | Lees Verder


    • The Best Groups on Chess.com

      There are so many groups on Chess.com that site members can join but which groups are the best, and why? Below, you will find a list of the absolute best groups on Chess.com.   #1 Chess.com University Chess.com University is the largest group ... | Lees meer

      • GeniusKJ
      • | 19 jul. 2014
      • | 753 keer bekeken
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    • Chess Software

      I find many questions “Which chess software is the best?” or “What chess software to buy?” so I decided to write a small post about it. 1.   Chess GUI ·         Arena GUI (mirror) is probably the best and most popular free che... | Lees meer

      • EvgeniyZh
      • | 17 mei 2014
      • | 561 keer bekeken
      • | 8 reacties
    • Anand vs. Carlsen Cancelled 2014 World Champion??FIDE President cancels rematch between Magnus Carls

      The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has used his executive powers to cancel the rematch between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. Carlsen's next opponent will be a Presidential wild card, the identity of whom is unknown. Anand qualified for a sho... | Lees meer

      • makeover111
      • | 9 mei 2014
      • | 398 keer bekeken
      • | 1 reactie
    • What will the rating list look like in ten years time?

      I first published this on my blogger several weeks ago. Please take the time to visit it here: http://thechesscoachingwebsite.blogspot.co.uk/   How the rating list might look in ten years time... With the candidates on the horizon, there's obv... | Lees meer

      • Jeski1
      • | 24 mrt. 2014
      • | 2150 keer bekeken
      • | 29 reacties
    • Forgetting Bobby

      The March 2014 FIDE rating list has Magnus Carlsen at a new record rating of 2881. A phenomenal milestone for our new World Champion, though one should not forget that the world's number two also achieved a personal best this period. Levon Aronian... | Lees meer

      • smurfo
      • | 4 mrt. 2014
      • | 3527 keer bekeken
      • | 36 reacties


  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Lees meer »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Lees meer »

  • 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 ... Lees meer »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Lees meer »

  • ECO Openings With Moves

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    A00-A39 White first moves other than 1. e4, 1. d4: A00 Irregular Openings Anderssen's Opening: 1. a3 Anderssen's Opening, Polish Gambit: 1. a3 a5 2. b4 Anderssen's Opening, Creepy Crawly Formation: 1. a3 e5 2. h3 d5 Anderssen's Opening, An... Lees meer »