Author: Keith

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Happy Birthday Mark Bluvshtein!

We are thrilled to wish Canadian Grandmaster Mark Bluvshtein a happy birthday! Mr. Bluvshtein distinguished himself in the chess world as a young man, winning numerous tournaments in Israel. After moving to Toronto, he...

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Magnus Carlsen Retires!

In a stunning turn of events, Magnus Carlsen announced his retirement from chess after a loss to the unknown amateur Max Deutsch. The two had played an exhibition game in Hamburg in 2017, which...

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Happy Birthday Tigran Petrosian!

Tigran Petrosian was nicknamed the “Iron Tiger.” Born in Armenia in 1929, he grew up in significant poverty, and saved money he earned sweeping streets to buy chess books by Nimzowitsch and Spielmann to...

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Don’t be an April Fool!

Fool’s Mate is the quickest possible checkmate in chess, taking only two moves! It is so named because the losing side has to make some incredibly bad opening moves, so you’d think that this...

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Happy Birthday Bobby Fischer!

Robert James (Bobby) Fischer was born on this day in 1943, and is considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. Fischer became the youngest grandmaster in the world at...