Category Archives: Chess Files

14 Apr
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The Chess Files: Mate in 2, 3 or 4?

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08 Feb
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The Chess Files: Is print dead?

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12 Dec
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The Chess Files: How old is too old when it comes to competing for the World Championship of chess?

The Chess Files The answers are out there. By Jim Eade How old is too old when it comes to competing for the World Championship of chess?  43 year-old Vishanathan Anand had defended his championship several times over a number ...

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GM Josh Friedel, Photo Credit Saint Louis Chess Club
14 Aug
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The Chess Files: Traditional vs Accelerated Schedules

The Chess Files The answers are out there. By Jim Eade The 2013 US Open was won by Josh Friedel of Wisconsin. He won in a play off with Julio Sadorra of Texas, and Mackenzie Molner of Arizona, who each ...

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2013 FIDE Candidates Match, The Last Day, Photos courtesy FIDE.com
03 May
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The Chess Files: What is the best way to determine the next challenger for the world chess championship?

The Chess Files: What is the best way to determine the next challenger for the world chess championship?

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30 Dec
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The Chess Files: At what age can you begin to teach chess to a child?

The Chess Files The answers are out there. By Jim Eade At what age can you begin to teach chess to a child? According to Dr. Alexey Root, a former U.S. women’s champion and a senior lecturer at UT Dallas, ...

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Anand and Boris Gelfand,  2012 World Chess Championship, Photo Courtesy Official Website http://moscow2012.fide.com
24 Nov
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The Chess Files: What is the optimal amount of time for a serious game of chess?

The Chess Files The answers are out there. By Jim Eade The US Game/30 and Game/60 Championships were held in Pleasanton earlier this month. In the former event each player gets 30 minutes for the entire game, while in the ...

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15 Nov
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The Chess Files: What do you do after you’ve learned the basic?

The Chess Files The answers are out there. By Jim Eade I’ve supplied partial answers to the question: “What do you do after you’ve learned the basic?” in previous columns. A recommendation from the first half of the 20th century ...

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19 Oct
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“Is it worth it to keep playing chess, if you find it stressful?”

The Chess Files The answers are out there. By Jim Eade Thanks to the generosity of Tibor Weinberger, the Mechanics’ Institute of San Francisco held the Third Imre Konig Memorial on September 22-23.  The event, which began as a way ...

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01 Feb
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Question of the Month: Who Was Your Favorite Player in 2011?

GM Hikaru Nakamura Interview, Tata Steel 2012 Who Was Your Favorite Player in 2011? I would choose Nakamura. He has clearly established himself as one of the world’s best players. In all honesty, some of his outstanding results in 2011 ...

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