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Chess is such a beautiful game played by millions of people worldwide. Many of us dream to be the best chess player of all time. Out of the many people who play this game, only a handful of them become the world’s elite. If you put this … Read more


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Chess games with the Islam, again… The problems to practice it.


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Older than Islam…

The mufti of Saudi Arabia has upset all the chess enthusiasts who like to play some chess games. According to him, “chess is a diabolic game” and, thus, it is reprehensible.

But is this new? Have we forgotten Jomeini and … Read more


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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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Wijk aan Zee: Carlsen sprints in the Tata Steel tournament.


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Carlsen sprints in Wijk aan Zee…

After a few anodyne rounds in the Wijk aan Zee that ended in draws, Magnus Carlsen, the undisputed number one in worldwide chess, has stepped the accelerator. This kind of performance, which is perfectly known in the performances of the … Read more


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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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Eduard Gufeld and the armies. A battle played in chess also!


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Eduard Gufeld: A sergeant firming the general…

If the hierarchy dominates many scopes of daily life, in the army it is a sacred matter. In 1960, the GM Eduard Gufeld integrated the team of Kiev in the Armed Forces Championship. And not only that, but … Read more


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Chess tournament: The curious anecdote of Mequinho and the chairs.


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Chess tournament: A chair to “Mequinho”…

In the 60s (1960), a new prodigy appeared in the chess world: The Brazilian Henrique da Costa Mecking, alias ‘Mequinho’. He won the chess tournament in his country when he was thirteen years old. He was classified to the

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Mikhail Tal, the genious and some painful anecdotes also!


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Mikhail Tal: 11 points without playing a single game!

During the Havanna Chess Olympiad (1966), which was attentively organized by the Cuban government, the chess teams were treated very warmly. On one occasion, when Korchnoi and Mikhail Tal went to watch the spectacle of the … Read more


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