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Happy Birthday Maurice Ashley!

Maurice Ashley was born on March 6, 1966 in St. Andrews, Jamaica. He moved to the United States with his family at the age of 12. They settled in Brooklyn, where Ashley grew up

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GM Mark Bluvshtein Joins CIC

Chess Institute is more than pleased to announce the appointment of Grandmaster Mark Bluvshtein to our Board of Directors. Mark is a professional chess player turned business leader. Mark is Canada’s youngest ever International

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Missed Opportunities #2

Our previous column and Chess position drew plenty of interest. It was pointed out that Stockfish couldn’t find this move, wanting to play 1. … Kg5. This is a good move, but not clearly

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Wesley So Wins the Opera Euro Rapid!

Filipino-American Grandmaster Wesley So coolly sailed to victory in the recently completed Opera Euro Rapid, the latest tournament in the online Champions Chess Tour. The event ran from February 6 to 14 online, and

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