Category Archives: News

17 Apr

An Exclusive Interview with An American Grandmaster Joel Benjamin by Jim Eade (USCT)

Grandmaster Joel Benjamin is one of three players (Nick de firmian and Larry Christiansen are the other two) to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. In his book “American Grandmaster,” Joel notes that only Walter Browne has ...

11 Apr

V.Topalov – G.Kamsky Match – FIDE President Authorizes the Extension of Bidding Deadline

New Deadline: GM Kamsky had requested a two month extension of the deadline to allow more time for bid preparation, but it was uncertain whether FIDE would agree. News came in that FIDE President has authorized the extension of the bidding deadline ...

29 Nov

Inspirational Chess Quotes for the Day – Here’s to Seeking Realizable Plans & Organizing Creative Works!

Congratulations again to Daniel Naroditsky whose creative talent landed him the Gold! “It is not a move, even the best move that you must seek, but a realizable plan” (Eugene Znosko-Borovsky) “Chess, like any creative activity, can exist only through ...

24 Nov

U.S. Women’s Chess Championship: Now and Then

Frank K. Berry 2007 US Women’s Championship: IM Irina Krush became the 2007 US Women’s Champion. In the Spring of 1893, a few women met informally and organized the Women’s Chess Association of America. In January, 1894 they elected their ...

31 Oct

Happy Halloween To The Chess Community!

On This Hallowed Night… May your Knights be grandious, your Queens bewitching, your Kings ghostly and your Rooks creepy ! Have a Safe and Spooooky Halloween !

30 Oct

Top 20 Girls October 2007

IN THE TOP 5 Humpy Koneru is a chess Grandmaster from India. Her October 2007 FIDE Elo rating is 2606, placing her at #2 in the world for women (behind Judit Polgar), breaking the record of 2577 set by Susan ...

27 Oct

Top 20 Juniors October 2007

(FIDE) TOP 20 JUNIORS IN THE TOP 5 Teimour Radjabov is a leading chess player from Azerbaijan. Radjabov earned the title of International Grandmaster in March 2001 at the age of 14, making him the 2nd youngest grandmaster in history ...

25 Oct

Top 50 Women Chess Players !

(FIDE) TOP 50 WOMEN CHESS PLAYERS Congratulations to all the women who made it to the Top 50 Women Chess Players list! There are some interesting statistics associated with the top two women players in the world. Player #1, GM Judith ...

18 Oct

Sun Tzu’s – The Art Of War

THE ART OF WAR Although Sun Tzu’s Art of War was written more than 2,600 years ago and its not a chess book, this is one of the books that I would recommend to chess players. This work stands today ...

16 Oct

Relationship Between Chess and Thinking by Dr. Robert Ferguson (Part 5)

CHESS IN EDUCATION – SERIES II – PART 5 – RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHESS AND THINKING As we come to the conclusion of Chess in Education Series II, we provide you with Dr. Robert Ferguson’s “Solving Academic Problems” paper in its entirety. ...

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