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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


    • 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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    • 1 0 Rating List For Engines

      I searched the internet for a 1 0 rating list of chess engines, what I did find were rating lists for standard time controls or blitz time controls but engines perform different under bullet time controls by that I mean engines that are very stron... | Lees meer

      • innocuent
      • | 22 jun. 2015
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    • Another method to reach 2000 USCF, Part 4: From the Opening to the Middlegame

      In this part, I will give you a supremely effective "hack" for playing the middlegame strongly from a strategic perspective. I'm not the first to suggest this method. First, let me provide my rationale for discussing strategy before tactics. Afte... | Lees meer

    • On Nigel Short's article and #sexisminchess

      After reading some comments on Nigel Short's article about difference between men and women, I realized I had surprisingly strong feelings about this issue. I, frankly, don't see Short's comments as sexist, but that's probably because of my diffe... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 26 apr. 2015
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  • 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 »

  • 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... 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 »