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Professional chess player: Pillsbury and The Turkish.


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The professional chess player: Pillsbury

From all indignities that a professional chess player must go through to earn a living, one of the worst would be getting inside a cubicle full of gadgets. Getting inside? Hiding. That was what the great American champion Harry … Read more


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London Chess Classic and the loss of Ivan Bukhavsin.


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London Chess Classic: What some say of others and others, of some…

Recently, there was a dissemination of a video in which the participants in the London Chess Classic gave their opinions on their most qualified opponents. With short answers preferred, if possible, one-word answers.… Read more


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Chess and art. The relationship of two incredible worlds.


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Chess and art: War with the Newts…

Chess has appeared many times in the art world, sometimes in the cinema, in the painting…

“I was playing chess with Belamy in the hall of the French Hotel, in Saigon… I lost that game.

Suddenly, I thought

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Chess, alcohol and blitz games. A weird combination?


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Chess: Full of alcohol…

It is well known that Mexican writer, Juan José Arreola was a remarkable chess amateur. Less known is that he also had a friendly chess enmity with Mexican poet, Jaime Sabines.

A journalist asked Arreola about the encounter of both … Read more


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Chess openings and theory. Discover theoretical secrets!


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Chess openings: Theoretical secrets…

Vladimir Kramnik shared a funny article some years ago about chess openings.

Rustam Kamsky, the father of Gata, hired Alexander Jalifman in 1989 as an analyst and trainer for his son. Not without establishing the “theoretical” bases of the relationship beforehand.

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Botvinnik and the USSR chess team in the Olympics (II)


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The USSR participates in the Olympics…

When the team members of the Soviet team were gathered in Voronovo, near Moscow. They all had the feeling that Botvinnik was not in form. And the Chess Section convoked them all and a delegate interviewed (interrogated?) each one … Read more


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Playing chess with Reshevsky and Najdorf, the masters.


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On what day did you learn to play chess?

Playing chess is something that several of us have done it many times. There probably isn’t anyone who can answer that question.

Some time ago, there was someone who could answer this: we are talking about … Read more


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Chess and love: The Selimanov case. Discover the incredible story.


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Chess and love…

Sometimes chess and love are connected. In 1957, North American William Lombardy won the World Junior Championship with an impressive 100% score – 11 out of 11! Following him, the German and Dutch players, Matthias Gerusel and Lex Jongsma respectively were also classified. The … Read more


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Checkmate: In chess and in the life. Did you know…?


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Checkmate: Sam Loyd the magician…

One of the problems of help that ends in checkmate is one in which the side that is destined to become a victim collaborates with its executioner. It’s needed to make the best moves to be punished, in an exercise … Read more


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Alexander Alekhine: Discover the most interesting anecdotes about him.


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It’s easy to win to Alekhine…

The young Mexican master Carlos Torre was playing his first international tournament. The raffle put him in the first round against Alexander Alekhine. Seeing him worried, Dr. Tarrasch, another participant, told him:
“Young, do you want to know … Read more


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