▷ Norman Whitaker and Charles Lindbergh and their connection with chess.


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Charles Lindbergh…

The connection between Charles Lindbergh and Norman Whitaker: The aviator Charles Lindbergh was a declared pro-nazi. A species that is not scarce either in the United States or in England. Complete fans of Hitler, a few months before the outbreak of the Second World War.

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▷ Magnus Carlsen and his new proposal. Are you agreed with him?


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Magnus Carlsen and his new proposal…

Magnus Carlsen and his new proposal: For the dispute of the worldwide tournament. According to Magnus Carlsen, a yearly tournament by K.O. system (or knockouts competition) would … Read more

▷ Vassily Ivanchuk and Nicolas Rossolimo. Two chess genius!


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Vassily Ivanchuk: Paris can wait…

When he was 17 years old, Vassily Ivanchuk was one of the members of the Soviet youth team that made a brief trip through Western Europe. Once the coach, GM Alexei Suetin, told his young players that the next day a tour around the City of Light was scheduled and that, … Read more

▷ Wesley So: Million dollar boy. Discover the story of this talent!


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▷ Draw in chess and the spirit of the position. Some interesting anecdotes.


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Draw in chess: Petrosian defends the fortress…

The preliminary agreement of draw in chess had always been much criticized, as they are considered unsporting. And of course, they are but do exist. They have always existed. It can be difficult to avoid two players of agreeing to draw in chess when this result suits them or

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▷ Chess grandmasters: China is progressing! And Wesley wins in Bilbao.


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One million of chess grandmasters…

China debuted in the Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires (1978), where they ended in the 20th position, among fifty teams. Their first two boards were defended by Ye Jiangchuan and Liu Wenche, who soon became chess grandmasters. The entire world will remember the spectacular miniature that the latter made … Read more

▷ Chess World Cup and the FIDE. Read how they work.


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Starts the Chess World Cup!

Today start the matches of the Fide Chess World Cup, in Baku, the hometown of Kasparov. There will participate 128 players and, except Carlsen and Anand, all the big chess stars have come to the meeting. This competition will give us two places for the next cycle of Candidates. (For … Read more

▷ Chess quotes really interesting. Did you know all of them?


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My ranking of chess quotes…

CHESS QUOTES ABOUT CHESS (I)

1 Of chess, it has been said that life is not long enough for it – but that’s the fault of life, not of chess! EDWARD NAPIER

2 Chess is the sublimation

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▷ Simultaneous exhibition. Interesting datums and curiosities.


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A simultaneous exhibition is when one player plays several games against several opponents at the same time.

Blindfold displays…

The first demonstration of blindfold chess simultaneous exhibition seems to have taken place with an Italian player named Buzecca, in Florence in January 1266, in which he played at the same time, a game where he could … Read more

▷ Chess Opening: Trend and research. The evolution of the chess openings.


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Chess Opening: Trend and research

Back in the 1950s, the soon-to-be world champion Vasily Smyslov considered the King’s Indian Defense as incorrect. Playing the Scandinavian was seen as folly, not to say absurd. And because of that, there were no signs of it in the high competition. A man named Tigran Petrosian responded to all the … Read more