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To carve pieces of wood

The last president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mikhail Gorbachev, who died aged 92 in Moscow on Tuesday night, was a man credited with ending the war cold with the United States of…

Chasin wins 2022 American Cadet

The 2022 United States Cadet Championship took place July 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, IL. Eight of America's top under-16 players competed for $2,000 prizes and a $10,000 scholarship sponsored by US Chess and the Dewain Barber…

Best Chess Alternative Board Games

board games fall into several different categories, such as guessing games, games of chance, and turn-based tile games. Some of the oldest board games are strategy-based, with chess being one of the most famous examples. Other ancient…

What is bishop mate in chess?

As the name suggests, bishop's mate is an extremely basic way to lose a game of chess, one that requires real effort from both players to succeed. With him, the game is over in just two moves— but white has to make two pretty terrible…

The Best Chess Streamers on Twitch

Chess has seen massive growth in popularity thanks to the combined effects of the pandemic and the global success of Netflix The Queen's Bet series. It's also fueled a massive audience growth for the timeless game on Twitch, with some of…

Voice of Ukraine: FM Mariia Berdnyk

While many are writing about what is happening in Ukraine, and many are speaking out at a time when Twitter and streaming technologies are giving voice to the masses, there are still countless stories that go untold, if their topics were…

The check is in the mail: March 2022

Greetings! Hope everyone is having a wonderful 2022 so far and getting ready for spring! Our first game this month features a Larsen opening by Robert Angres and a response by Robert Irons. At the start of the midgame, black gets a space…

Trevor Noah: Russia loves to play chess

“But America is certain – it is certain – that Russia is still planning to invade. In fact, today the US Secretary of State even said that what Russia could do to justify an invasion is to launch fake or even real chemical weapons at…