“How to learn openings”
Perhaps there is no such a chess lover who would not want to learn how to play better, would not seek to get rid of the flaws in his game.…

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Chess Challengers Tournament
To determine the rival of the world champion in the world championship match, contests of applicants are held. In 1946, the international chess organization FIDE adopted a new world championship…

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How the Russian princess conquered the world famous chess king, or the most brilliant game of Jose Capablanca
When they met in 1934 at a reception at the Cuban Embassy in Washington, Princess Chegodaeva was probably the only one to whom the name of Jose Raul Capablanca did…

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Alexandra Botez – the perfect blend of beauty and intelligence

Alexandra Botez (born Alexandra Botez; September 24, 1995, Dallas, Texas, USA) – Canadian-American chess player, FIDE master of women (WFM).

Chess player Alexandra Botez
Alexandra Botez

Family and chess career
Alexandra Botez of Romanian descent. Born in the USA. Grew up in the close-knit Romanian community of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

She started playing chess at the age of 6 years. According to Alexandra, it all started with a bet:

When I was six years old, my father bet with his mother. He told her that after two weeks of teaching me how to play chess, I could defeat her. The appointed time has come, and I won the game. My mom must Continue reading

Chess Challengers Tournament
To determine the rival of the world champion in the world championship match, contests of applicants are held. In 1946, the international chess organization FIDE adopted a new world championship…

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My ideal self
Indian parable. Four blind people walked around the city. “Stand back,” they shouted to them, “they are leading the elephant!” - What is an elephant? The driver stopped the elephant…

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Alexander Alekhine ©
Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine. Born October 19 (31), 1892 in Moscow - died March 24, 1946 in Estoril (Portugal). Ingenious chess player, fourth world chess champion. The doctor is right. Alexander…

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Errare humanum est
Close the door to all the mistakes, and the truth cannot enter R. Tagore Every person has a tendency to make mistakes, but persistence in error is peculiar only to…

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