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  • 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... | Lees Verder

  • The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

    Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Lees Verder

  • The Master's Bulletin, February 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes All Over Europe “I write the introduction to this Bulletin from Zurich, where the annual super tournament is under way. Befor... | Lees Verder

  • Clash of Champions Finale: Carlsen vs. Anand

    After winning the Mexico City tournament in 2007, Viswanathan Anand had become the world champion. Anand defended his title for a first time by defeating Vladimir Kramnik in the 2008 match held in Bonn, Germany, He again defende... | Lees Verder

  • Clash of Champions: Kramnik vs. Kasparov

    By 1990, Garry Kasparov had done what nobody had done before since the creation of the world championship: defended his title multiple times against the clearly best challenger. All in all, he and Anatoly Karpov played five quite grueling matches ... | Lees Verder

    • Kings Place Rapidplay, London July 11

      A piece I wrote for a chess magazine: KINGS PLACE RAPIDPLAY JULY 11:  A PERSONAL ACCOUNT Mark A Jordan   Kings Place, designed by the architects Dixon Jones, who were also responsible for the Royal Opera House is, in modern architectural and... | Lees meer

      • Anarchos61
      • | 20 sep. 2015
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    • How to be a young chess Grand Master?

      Have you ever wondered how a boy/girl become a Chess grandmaster before 20 years of their age?   Do you want to know the secrets of their success? Want to make your child a Chess Grand Master? This blog is exactly written to cater your... | Lees meer

      • durgaprasadv
      • | 13 sep. 2015
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    • World Chess Championship - A Knockout Format?

      I know that at the start, I meant for this to be a statistical based blog, but I wanted to share my opinions of a topic that has been the talk of the chess world in the last few days. GM Magnus Carlsen, the World No.1 and the current World Champi... | Lees meer

      • ThomasJEvans
      • | 16 aug. 2015
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    • What's wrong with Carlsen?

      Anyone who is following the super tournament Norway Chess is probably surprised to see that the world's number one and triple world champion Magnus Carlsen is having an extraordinarily bad tournament, and is currently close to last place. Several... | Lees meer

      • Nietsoj
      • | 23 jun. 2015
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    • Topalov's "Hypnotic Arts" and Norway Chess Day 6

      The title came from a Tweet that I saw (though it was later deleted, I suspect). It made me laugh. Anyways, maybe whoever thought that up was right... Since Magnus gave up on the (low) chances of Hikaru blundering due to exhaustion, he can no lo... | Lees meer

      • smith8800
      • | 22 jun. 2015
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  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Lees meer »

  • Norm

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    A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament. Several norms are one of the requirements to receive a title such as Grandmaster from FIDE.   Contents   [hide]  1 Grandmaster norm 2 Other FIDE norms 3 In n... Lees meer »

  • Patzer

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    Patzer is basically when you have a minimal rating in chess. Lees meer »

  • Benko's Opening

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    Benko's Opening (also known as the Hungarian Opening, the Barcza Opening, the Bilek Opening, and the King's Fianchetto Opening), is achess opening characterized by the move: 1. g3White's 1.g3 ranks as the fifth most popular opening move in... Lees meer »

  • Adams, Weaver

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    Weaver Warren Adams (1901-1963) was born on April 28, 1901 in Dedham, Massachusetts.  His parents were Frank H. Adams (salesman for Bellantine Breweries and Ceresota Flour) and Ethel Weaver Adams.  His mother’s side has been traced back to t... Lees meer »