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Albéric Joseph Rodolphe Marie Robert Ghislain O'Kelly de Galway (17 May 1911, Anderlecht – 3 October 1980, Brussels) was a Belgian chess Grandmaster (1956), an International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster (1962), and the third ICCF World Champion in correspondence chess (1959–1962).
The Alekhine Memorial was a recurring chess tournament, organized in different cities and irregular intervals, honoring the former world chess champion Alexander Alekhine.
Alexander Alekhine (Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Але́хин, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Alekhin;; March 24, 1946) was a Russian and French chess player and the fourth World Chess Champion.
Alexander Valeryevich Khalifman (Алекса́ндр Вале́рьевич Халифма́н; born 18 January 1966) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Alexander Sergeyevich Morozevich (Александр Серге́евич Морозе́вич; born July 18, 1977) is a Russian chess Grandmaster.
Alexander Anatolyevich Motylev (Александр Анатольевич Мотылёв; born 17 June 1979) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Alexey Borisovich Vyzmanavin (sometimes written Vyzhmanavin; Алексе́й Бори́сович Выжмана́вин; 1 January 1960 – 6 January 2000) was a Russian chess Grandmaster.
The Amber chess tournament (officially the Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament, previously Melody Amber) was an annual invitation-only event for some of the world's best players, from 1992 to 2011.
Anatoly (Anatólij, Anatólij) is a common Russian and Ukrainian male given name, derived from the Greek name Ανατολιος Anatolios, meaning "sunrise." Other common Russian transliterations are Anatoliy and Anatoli.
András Adorján (born András Jocha, 31 March 1950, Budapest) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster (1973) and author.
Andrei Istrățescu (born 3 December 1975) is a Romanian chess grandmaster.
Andrei Yurievich Sokolov (Андре́й Ю́рьевич Соколо́в; born 20 March 1963, in Vorkuta, Komi ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a chess Grandmaster of Russian origin, now living in France.
Andrei Lukin (Андрей Лукин, born August 28, 1948) is a chess International Master and a chess coach.
Anton Korobov (Антон Коробов; born 25 June 1985) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster (2003), two-time Ukrainian champion and the 2013 European Blitz Chess Champion.
The following events occurred in April 1975.
Armand Rousso, also known as Marc Rousso, is a French businessman.
Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Арту́р Маякович Юсу́пов; Artur Majakowitsch Jussupow; born February 13, 1960 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian chess grandmaster and a chess writer.
Arturo Pomar Salamanca (1 September 1931 – 26 May 2016) was a Spanish chess player.
Étienne Bacrot (born 22 January 1983 in Lille) is a French chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy.
, officially the (Ibaloi: Ciudad ne Bagiw; Siudad ti Baguio; Lungsod ng Baguio) and popularly referred to as Baguio City, is a mountain resort city located in Northern Luzon, Philippines.
"Bart the Genius" is the second episode of The Simpsons' first season.
Jørgen Bent Larsen (4 March 19359 September 2010) was a Danish chess grandmaster and author.
The Biel International Chess Festival is an annual chess tournament that takes place in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
A bishop (♗,♝) is a piece in the board game of chess.
In chess, a blunder is a very bad move.
Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion.
Bohdan Pomahač (born 1971) is a Czech plastic surgeon.
Boris Abramovich Gelfand (Барыс Абрамавіч Гельфанд, Barys Abramavich Hel'fand; Борис Абрамович Гельфанд, Boris Abramovich Gel'fand; בוריס אברמוביץ' גלפנד; born 24 June 1968) is an Israeli chess Grandmaster.
Boris Vasilievich Spassky (Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский; born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Borislav Ivkov (born November 12, 1933 in Belgrade) is a Serbian chess Grandmaster.
Bruce Pandolfini (born September 17, 1947) is an American chess author, teacher, and coach.
The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defence) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan Vidmar over Akiba Rubinstein in 1918.
The Candidates Tournament is a chess tournament organized by FIDE, chess' international governing body, since 1950, as the final contest to determine the challenger for the World Chess Championship.
Carlos García Palermo (born 2 December 1953) is an Argentine-Italian chess grandmaster.
The Caro–Kann Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Caro–Kann is a common defence against the King's Pawn Opening and is classified as a "Semi-Open Game" like the Sicilian Defence and French Defence, although it is thought to be more solid and less dynamic than either of those openings.
Castling is a move in the game of chess involving a player's king and either of the player's original rooks.
The Catalan is a chess opening where White adopts a combination of the Queen's Gambit and Réti Opening: White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettoes the white bishop on g2.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.
Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a book by Richard Nelson based on an idea by Rice.
In chess and chess-like games, the endgame (or end game or ending) is the stage of the game when few pieces are left on the board.
Chess endgame literature refers to books and magazines about chess endgames.
Chess has been played in Armenia since the early Middle Ages; however, it was institutionalized during the early Soviet period.
China is a major chess power, with the women's team winning silver medals at the Olympiad in 2010, 2012, and 2014; the men's team winning gold at the 2014 Olympiad, and the average rating for the country's top ten players second in the FIDE rankings at the end of 2014.
Chess Informant (Šahovski Informator) is a publishing company from Belgrade (Serbia, former Yugoslavia) that periodically (since 2012, four volumes per year) produces a book entitled Chess Informant, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software (including electronic editions of most print publications).
Chess libraries are library collections of books and periodicals on the game of chess.
Chess of the Grandmasters (original title: Schach der Großmeister) is a former German TV programme.
The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete.
A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game.
Chessgames.com is an Internet chess community with over 224,000 members.
CJ de Mooi (also known as Connagh Joseph De Mooi, born 5 November 1969) is a British professional quizzer, best known for his time as a panellist on the BBC Television show Eggheads.
The Classical World Chess Championship 1995, known at the time as the PCA World Chess Championship 1995, was held from September 10, 1995, to October 16, 1995, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Claus Spahn (born 15 May 1940 in Bottrop, Germany) is a former TV programme editor of Germany's Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) broadcasting corporation, a presenter, producer and author.
Shin Dong-woo (born June 16, 1991), better known by his stage name CNU, is a South Korean singer and actor.
This article presents a number of methodologies that have been suggested for the task of comparing the greatest chess players in history.
Darmen Sadvakasov (born 28 April 1979) is a Kazakh chess grandmaster, a five-time national champion (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007) and a former world junior champion.
David Neil Laurence Levy (born 14 March 1945) is a British International Master of chess, a businessman noted for his involvement with computer chess and artificial intelligence, and the founder of the Computer Olympiads and the Mind Sports Olympiads.
David Navara (born 27 March 1985) is a Czech chess grandmaster, the highest-ranked player of his country.
The concept of a world chess champion started to emerge in the first half of the 19th century, and the phrase "world champion" appeared in 1845.
Dimitrije Bjelica (born November 8, 1935 in Vrbica Gornja, Yugoslavia) is a Serbian (formerly Yugoslav) chess FIDE Master who can be found in the Guinness Book of Records for playing a 312-board simul in Subotica in 1997 (score: +219 −1.
Dmitry Olegovich Jakovenko (Дмитрий Олегович Яковенко; born 29 June 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
In chess, a draw is the result of a game ending in a tie.
In chess, a draw by (mutual) agreement is the outcome of a game due to the agreement of both players to a draw.
Eduard Anatolyevich Streltsov (a, 21 July 1937 – 22 July 1990) was a footballer from the Soviet Union who played as a forward for Torpedo Moscow and the Soviet national team during the 1950s and 1960s.
Efim Petrovich Geller (Ефим Петрович Геллер, Юхим Петрович Геллер; 8 March 1925 – 17 November 1998) was a Soviet chess player and world-class grandmaster at his peak.
Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami (احسان قائممقامی.; born August 11, 1982) is an Iranian chess grandmaster (2000).
The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in zero-sum games such as chess.
Emanuel Berg (born 28 December 1981) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.
Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 – January 11, 1941) was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years (from 1894 to 1921).
The Encyclopedia of Chess Openings is a classification system for the opening moves in chess.
The English Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: A flank opening, it is the fourth most popular and, according to various databases, anywhere from one of the two most successful to the fourth most successful of White's twenty possible first moves.
Ernest Levonovich Pogosyants (June 5, 1935, Chuhuiv – August 16, 1990) was a Soviet-Armenian composer of chess problems and endgame studies.
Ernesto Inarkiev (Эрнесто Инаркиев; born 9 December 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster, the first ever from Kalmykia.
Eugenio Torre (born November 4, 1951) is a chess grandmaster (GM).
The first chess youth championship in Europe was the yearly European Junior Championship for under age 20.
The European Team Championship (often abbreviated in texts and games databases as ETC) is an international team chess event, eligible for the participation of European nations whose chess federations are located in zones 1.1 to 1.9.
Evgeni Andreyevich Vasiukov (Евгений Андреевич Васюко́в, March 5, 1933 – May 10, 2018) was a Russian chess grandmaster, one of the strongest players in the world during his peak.
Evgeniy Yuryevich Najer (translit; born 22 June 1977) is a Russian chess grandmaster and the European champion of 2015.
Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born July 30, 1992) is an Italian-American chess grandmaster.
Fast chess (also known as speed chess) is a variation of chess in which each side is given less time to make their moves than under normal tournament time controls.
The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition.
The FIDE World Chess Championship 1996 was a chess tournament held by FIDE to determine the World Chess Champion.
The FIDE World Chess Championship 1998 was contested in a match between the FIDE World Champion Anatoly Karpov and the challenger Viswanathan Anand.
The FIDE World Chess Championship 1999 was held at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip between 31 July and 28 August 1999.
The FIDE World Chess Championship 2000 was held in New Delhi, India, and Tehran, Iran.
The FIDE World Chess Championship 2002 was held in Moscow, Russia.
The FIDE World Chess Championships from 1998 till 2004 followed a similar knockout format, radically different from previous World Chess Championship events.
The fifty-move rule in chess states that a player can claim a draw if no has been made and no pawn has been moved in the last fifty moves (for this purpose a "move" consists of a player completing their turn followed by the opponent completing their turn).
The first-move advantage in chess is the inherent advantage of the player (White) who makes the first move in chess.
The 1992 match between former World Chess Champions Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky was billed as a World Chess Championship, but was unofficial.
Florencio Campomanes (22 February 1927 – 3 May 2010) was a Filipino political scientist, chess player, and chess organizer.
Bror Axel Folke Per Rogard (6 July 1899 – 11 June 1973) was a Swedish lawyer, chess official, player and arbiter.
Fool's Mate (Zugzwang) is a 1989 West German drama film by the director Mathieu Carrière.
The French Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: This is most commonly followed by 2.d4 d5, with Black intending...c5 at a later stage, attacking White's and gaining on the.
Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine is a 2003 documentary film by Vikram Jayanti about the match between Garry Kasparov, the highest rated chess player in history (at the time) and the World Champion for 15 years (1985–2000), and Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer created by IBM.
Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров,; Armenian: Գարրի Կիմովիչ Կասպարով; born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian chess grandmaster, former world chess champion, writer, and political activist, who many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time.
Gata Kamsky (Ğata Kamski; Гата Камский; Гата Камский; born June 2, 1974) is an American chess grandmaster, and a five-time U.S. champion.
The German Chess Championship has been played since 1861, and determines the national champion.
The Giuoco Piano (Italian: "Quiet Game"), also called the Italian Opening,Hooper & Whyld (1996), p. 183.
The Grünfeld Defence (ECO codes D70–D99) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: Black offers White the possibility of cxd5, when after Nxd5 White further gets the opportunity to kick the Black Knight around with e4, leading to an imposing central pawn duo for White.
The Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is a Slovenian film festival specialized in genre movies, with emphasis on Horror and Fantasy.
Johannes Jisse (Hans) Duistermaat (The Hague, December 20, 1942 – Utrecht, March 19, 2010) was a Dutch mathematician.
Hastings is a town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, east of the county town of Lewes and south east of London.
The Hastings International Chess Congress is an annual chess tournament which takes place in Hastings, England, around the turn of the year.
Helgi Dam Ziska (born 27 July 1990) is a Faroese chess player.
Henrique Costa Mecking (born 23 January 1952), also known as Mequinho, is a Brazilian chess grandmaster who reached his zenith in the 1970s and is still one of the strongest players in Brazil.
is a Japanese-American chess grandmaster.
The history of chess can be traced back nearly 1500 years, although the earliest origins are uncertain.
Today, Jews in Azerbaijan mainly consist of three distinct groups: Mountain Jews, the most sizable and most ancient group; Ashkenazi Jews, who settled in the area during the late 19th-early 20th centuries, and during World War II; and Georgian Jews who settled mainly in Baku during the early part of the 20th century.
Hotel Moskva (Serbian Cyrillic: Хотел Москва,; Hotel Moscow), is a four star hotel in Belgrade, one of the oldest currently operating in Serbia.
Hou Yifan (born 27 February 1994), China Chess League is a Chinese chess grandmaster and three-time Women's World Chess Champion.
The Howard Staunton Memorial Tournament was an annual chess tournament held between 2003 and 2009 in honour of the English chess player Howard Staunton (1810–1874).
Hugh Edward Myers (January 23, 1930 – December 22, 2008) was an American chess master and author.
The IBM international chess tournament was a series of very strong chess tournaments held in the Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 1961 to 1981, and was sponsored by IBM.
Igor Vasilyevich Ivanov (January 8, 1947 – November 17, 2005) was a Russian-born Canadian grandmaster of chess and a concert pianist.
Igor Arkadyevich Zaitsev (Игорь Аркадьевич Зайцев; born 27 May 1938) is a Russian grandmaster of chess.
Ilya Abramovich Kan (Илья Абрамович Кан; 4 May 1909, Samara – 12 December 1978), was a Russian / Soviet International Master (IM) of Chess.
In the game of chess, Indian defence is a broad term for a group of openings characterised by the moves: They are all to varying degrees hypermodern defences, where Black invites White to establish an imposing presence in the centre with the plan of undermining and ultimately destroying it.
Interdom (Ivanovo International Boarding School) is a special school for foreigners located in the city of Ivanovo in Russia.
The Interregnum of World Chess Champions was the period between March 24, 1946 (the date of Alexander Alekhine's death) and May 17, 1948 (when Mikhail Botvinnik won a special championship tournament).
In chess, irregular opening is a traditional term for any opening considered unusual or unorthodox.
Isaac Kashdan (19 November 1905 in New York City – 20 February 1985 in Los Angeles) was an American chess grandmaster and chess writer.
Jacob Isaacovich Murey (Яков Исаакович Мурей), born 2 August 1941, Moscow) is a Russian-born Israeli chess grandmaster., his Elo rating was 2433, making him the No. 39 player in Israel and the 1449th-highest rated player in the world. His peak rating was 2560 in 1989.
Jan Timman (born 14 December 1951) is a Dutch chess Grandmaster who was one of the world's leading players from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
Jóhann Hjartarson (born 8 February 1963) is an Icelandic chess grandmaster.
Jón Loftur Árnason (born 13 November 1960) is an Icelandic chess grandmaster.
Jeroen Piket (born 27 January 1969) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Jerzy Lewi (22 April 1949, Wrocław – 30 October 1972, Lund) was a Polish chess master.
Jolly Roger is the traditional English name for the flags flown to identify a pirate ship about to attack, during the early 18th century (the later part of the Golden Age of Piracy).
José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (19 November 1888 – 8 March 1942) was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927.
Josif (Josef, Iossif, Iosif) Davidovich Dorfman (born 1 May 1952, Zhitomir) is a Soviet-French chess Grandmaster, coach, and chess writer.
Judit Polgár (born 23 July 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Julio Argentino Kaplan Pera (born 25 July 1950, Argentina) is a Puerto Rican chess player, former world junior champion and software developer founder of Heuristic Software.
Karpov is a surname.
Kasparov versus the World was a game of chess played in 1999 over the Internet.
Keith Charles Arkell (born 8 January 1961 in Birmingham) is an English chess Grandmaster.
The King's Indian Defence is a common chess opening.
The Sämisch Variation of the King's Indian Defence is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The Sämisch is a subtle blockading system and a critical challenge to the King's Indian.
The King's Pawn Game is any chess opening starting with the move: It is among the most popular opening moves in chess.
Kirsan Nikolayevich Ilyumzhinov (Кирса́н Никола́евич Илюмжи́нов; Kalmyk: Үлмҗин Кирсән, Ülmcin Kirsən; born April 5, 1962) is a Kalmyk businessman and politician.
La Hora Chanante (The Whamming Hour or The Amazing Hour) is a Spanish comedy television show aired through the cable/satellite local version of the Paramount Comedy channel.
Lajos Portisch (born 4 April 1937) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster, whose positional style earned him the nickname, the "Hungarian Botvinnik".
Larry M. Christiansen (born June 27, 1956) is a chess Grandmaster who grew up in Riverside, California, United States, and was the U.S. champion in 1980, 1983, and 2002.
The chess game between Emanuel Lasker and Johann Bauer played in Amsterdam in 1889 is one of the most famous on account of Lasker's sacrifice of both bishops to eliminate the pawn cover around his opponent's king, winning material and the game.
Laurent Fressinet (born 30 November 1981 in Dax) is a French chess grandmaster.
Leonard William Barden (born 20 August 1929, in Croydon, London) is an English chess master, writer, broadcaster, organizer and promoter.
Leonid Zakharovich Stein (Леонид Захарович Штейн; November 12, 1934 – July 4, 1973) was a Soviet chess Grandmaster from Ukraine.
Leonid Grigoryevich Yudasin (ליאוניד גריגורייביץ' יודסין; Леонид Григорьевич Юдасин; born in Leningrad, August 8, 1959) is a prominent chess grandmaster and trainer, now living in New York City.
The Linares International Chess Tournament (Spanish: Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Ciudad de Linares) was an annual chess tournament, usually played around the end of February, which takes its name from the city of Linares in the Jaén province of Andalusia, Spain, in which it is held.
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States.
This is a list of chess books that are used as references in articles related to chess.
The Oxford Companion to Chess lists 1,327 named openings and variants.
This list of chess players includes people who are primarily known as chess players and have an article on the English Wikipedia.
This is the list of top ranked chess grandmasters, ordered by their peak Elo rating.
This is a list of cultural icons of Russia.
A total of seven chess players have been the chess world number one on the official FIDE rating list since it was first published in July 1971.
This is the list of Honorary Professors of Moscow State University.
Honored Master of Sport was a Soviet state honour, introduced on 27 May 1934 by the Central Executive Committee of the Soviet Union.
Election to the 7th Russian State Duma were held on 18 September 2016.
This article lists some of the famous small chess tournaments in history.
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This is a list of philatelists, persons notable for their contributions to philately.
This list of Russian chess players lists people from Russia, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Empire who are primarily known as chess players.
This is a list of people associated with the modern Russian Federation, the Soviet Union, Imperial Russia, Russian Tsardom, the Grand Duchy of Moscow, and other predecessor states of Russia.
This is a list of notable sportspeople from the Russian Federation, Soviet Union, Russian Empire, and other Russian predecessor states, including ethnic Russians and people of other ethnicities.
A sports rivalry is intense competition between athletic teams or athletes, but not directly related to the formal sport and the practice thereof.
This article depicts many of the strongest international chess tournaments in history.
This is a list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and Advocates, who work on behalf of the United Nations Children's Fund for children's rights.
The following is a list of World Chess Championships including the hosting cities.
This is a list of world records in chess as achieved in organized tournament, match, or simultaneous exhibition play.
Ljubomir Ljubojević is a Serbian chess grandmaster.
Logology ("the science of science") is the study of all aspects of science and of its practitioners—aspects philosophical, biological, psychological, societal, historical, political, institutional, financial.
Lubomir (Lubosh) Kavalek (Lubomír Kaválek, born August 9, 1943) is a Czech-American chess player.
Luca Desiata (born December 10, 1971) is an Italian CEO, latinist and art curator.
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion.
Maria Kouvatsou (Μαρία Κουβάτσου; born November 2, 1979 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek chess Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky (Марк Израилевич Дворецкий; December 9, 1947 – September 26, 2016) was a Russian chess trainer, writer, and International Master.
Mark Evgenievich Taimanov (Марк Евгеньевич Тайманов; 7 February 1926 – 28 November 2016) was one of the leading Soviet and Russian chess players, among the world's top 20 players from 1946 to 1971.
Mark Danilovich Tseitlin (מארק צייטלין; Марк Данилович Цейтлин; born on September 23, 1943 in Leningrad), is an Israeli International Grandmaster of chess of Russian origin.
Matthijs van Nieuwkerk (born 8 September 1960) is a Dutch journalist and television presenter.
Machgielis "Max" Euwe, PhD (May 20, 1901 – November 26, 1981) was a Dutch chess Grandmaster, mathematician, author, and chess administrator.
The Max Euwe Memorial Tournament was an annual international invitation chess tournament played in honour of Max Euwe (1901–1981) from 1987 to 1996.
Maxim Dlugy (born January 29, 1966) is a chess Grandmaster.
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The Mechanics' Institute Chess Club in San Francisco is the oldest chess club in the United States.
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy.
Mišo Cebalo (born 6 February 1945, in Zagreb) is a Croatian chess Grandmaster.
Michael Adams (born 17 November 1971) is an English chess grandmaster.
Michael John Basman (born 16 March 1946 in St Pancras, London) is an English chess player, chess author and International Master.
Michael Francis Stean (born 4 September 1953) is an English chess grandmaster, an author of chess books and a tax accountant.
Miguel Cuéllar Gacharná (18 November 1916 – 5 December 1985) was a Colombian chess master.
Miguel Illescas Córdoba (born December 3, 1965 in Barcelona) is a Spanish chess grandmaster.
Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (Михаи́л Моисе́евич Ботви́нник,; – May 5, 1995) was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and World Chess Champion for most of 1948 to 1963.
Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (Mihails Tāls; Михаил Нехемьевич Таль, Mikhail Nekhem'evich Tal,; sometimes transliterated Mihails Tals or Mihail Tal; 9 November 1936 – 28 June 1992) was a Soviet Latvian chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion (from 1960 to 1961).
Mitch Berman (born May 29, 1956) is an American fiction writer known for his imaginative range, exploration of characters beyond the margins of society, lush prose style and dark humor.
The Morphy number is a measure of how closely a chess player is connected to Paul Morphy (1837–1884) by way of playing chess games.
Murray Graham Chandler (born 4 April 1960, Wellington, New Zealand) is a chess grandmaster who has played internationally for New Zealand and for England, after he gained English citizenship in the early 1980s.
My Great Predecessors is a series of chess books written by former World Champion Garry Kasparov et al.
Neil R McDonald (born 21 January 1967) is an English chess grandmaster and a player on the international chess circuit.
New In Chess (NIC) is a chess magazine that appears eight times a year with chief editors International Grandmaster Jan Timman and Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam.
Nigel David Short (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator.
Nikita Kirillovich Vitiugov (Никита Кириллович Витюгов; born 4 February 1987) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Nikolai Vladimirovich Krogius (first name sometimes written Nikolay) (born July 22, 1930 in Saratov) is a Russian Chess Grandmaster, International Arbiter (1985), psychologist, chess coach, chess administrator, and author.
The Nimzo-Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: Other move orders, such as 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d4 Bb4, are also feasible.
The Nottingham 1936 chess tournament was a 15-player round robin tournament held August 10–28 at the University of Nottingham.
The following events occurred in November 1981.
Oleg Dementiev (Олег Иванович Дементьев; 30 April 1938, Sverdlovsk - 15 November 1991, Kaliningrad) was a Russian chess master who won the Russian Chess Championship in 1971.
Oleg Mikhailovich Romanishin (Олег Михайлович Романишин; born 10 January 1952) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and former European junior champion.
The opposite-colored bishops endgame is a chess endgame in which each side has a single bishop, but the bishops reside on opposite-colored squares on the chessboard, thus cannot attack or block each other.
The Order of Friendship (Орден Дружбы, Orden Druzhby) is a state decoration of the Russian Federation established by Boris Yeltsin by presidential decree 442 of March 2, 1994 to reward foreign nationals whose work, deeds and efforts have been aimed at the betterment of relations with the Russian Federation and its people.
The Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow (Russian: Орден святого благоверного князя Даниила Московского) is an award of the Russian Orthodox Church, established in 1978.
The Order of Lenin (Orden Lenina), named after the leader of the Russian October Revolution, was established by the Central Executive Committee on April 6, 1930.
The Order of the Red Banner of Labour (translit) was an order of the Soviet Union established to honour great deeds and services to the Soviet state and society in the fields of production, science, culture, literature, the arts, education, health, social and other spheres of labour activities.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to chess: Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard (a square-checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid).
Overloading (also overworking) is a chess tactic in which a defensive piece is given an additional defensive assignment which it cannot complete without abandoning its original defensive assignment.
Paul Hoffman (born March 30, 1956) is the president and CEO of the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Paul Keres (January 7, 1916June 5, 1975) was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess writer.
The Paul Keres Memorial Tournament is a chess tournament played in honour of chess grandmaster Paul Keres (1916–1975).
Paul (Paúl) Klein (born 1930) a German–Ecuadorian chess master and arbiter.
Pavel Eljanov (translit; born 10 May 1983) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
A pawnless chess endgame is a chess endgame in which only a few pieces remain and none of them is a pawn.
Peter Leko ('Lékó Péter'; Петер Леко; born September 8, 1979 in Subotica, Yugoslavia) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Pyotr Veniaminovich Svidler (Пётр Вениами́нович Сви́длер; born 17 June 1976) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Petrov's Defence or the Petrov Defence (also called Petroff's Defence, Russian Defence, and Russian Game) is a chess opening characterised by the following moves: Though this symmetrical response has a long history, it was first popularised by Alexander Petrov, a Russian chess player of the mid-19th century.
The Phillips & Drew Kings was a series of chess tournaments held in London, UK, in 1980, 1982 and 1984.
The Pirc Defence (correctly pronounced "peerts", but often mispronounced "perk"), sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defence, is a chess opening characterised by Black responding to 1.e4 with 1...d6 and 2...Nf6, followed by...g6 and...Bg7, while allowing White to establish an impressive-looking centre with pawns on d4 and e4.
The Poisoned Pawn Variation is any of several series of opening moves in chess in which a pawn is said to be "poisoned" because its capture can result in a positional disadvantage or loss of material.
The Polish Defense is the name commonly given to one of several sequences of chess opening moves characterized by an early...b5 by Black.
The Palestinian National Authority began in 1994 to issue stamps and operate postal services as authorized by the Oslo Accords.
The Professional Chess Association (PCA), which existed between 1993 and 1996, was a rival organisation to FIDE, the international chess organization.
Promotion is a chess rule that requires a pawn that reaches its eighth to be immediately replaced by the player's choice of a queen, knight, rook, or bishop of the same.
In the game of chess, prophylaxis (Greek προφυλαξις, "prophylaxis," guarding or preventing beforehand) or a prophylactic move is a move that stops the opponent from taking action in a certain area for fear of some type of reprisal.
The Queen's Gambit Accepted (or QGA) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Queen's Gambit Accepted is the third most popular option on Black's second move, after 2...e6 (the Queen's Gambit Declined) and 2...c6 (the Slav Defense).
Raymond Dennis Keene OBE (born 29 January 1948) is an English chess Grandmaster, a FIDE International Arbiter, a chess organiser, and a journalist and author.
The Reggio Emilia chess tournament was an annual chess tournament held in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
The Richter–Veresov Attack (or Veresov Opening) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: It is also often reached by transposition, for example 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 (the most common move order), 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Nc3, or 1.Nc3 Nf6 2.d4 d5 3.Bg5.
Robert Hübner (born November 6, 1948) is a German chess Grandmaster, chess writer, and papyrologist.
Roman Shlemovich Pelts (born August 11, 1937) is a Ukrainian-Canadian chess master, born in Odessa.
Ronald Watson "Ron" Henley (born December 5, 1956 in Houston, Texas) is an American chess grandmaster, writer, narrator and producer of chess videos, as well as financial funding trader.
The rook and bishop versus rook endgame is a chess endgame where one player has just a rook, bishop and king, and the other player has only a rook and king.
The rook and pawn versus rook endgame is of fundamental importance to chess endgames,,,, and has been widely studied,. Precise play is usually required in these positions.
Rubén Felgaer (born 4 April 1981) is an Argentine chess grandmaster.
There have been two chess matches featuring USSR vs.
Russian–Serbian relations (российско-сербские отношения, руско-српски односи) refer to bilateral foreign relations between Serbia and Russia.
The Russian Chess Championship has taken various forms.
The Ruy Lopez, also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish bishop Ruy López de Segura.
Sachini Ranasinghe (born 1994) is a Sri Lankan chess player who hold the title of Woman International Master (WIM, 2011).
Salomon Mikhailovich Flohr (November 21, 1908 – July 18, 1983) was a leading Czech chess grandmaster of the mid-20th century, who became a national hero in Czechoslovakia during the 1930s.
Samuel Herman Reshevsky (born Szmul Rzeszewski; November 26, 1911 – April 4, 1992) was a Polish chess prodigy and later a leading American chess grandmaster.
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The Scandinavian Defense (or Center Counter Defense, or Center Counter Game) is a chess opening characterized by the moves.
Semyon Isaakovich Dvoirys (Семён Исаакович Двойрис; born 2 November 1958) is a Russian chess Grandmaster.
A Semi-Open Game is a chess opening in which White plays 1.e4 and Black breaks symmetry immediately by replying with a move other than 1...e5.
The Semi-Slav Defense is a variation of the Queen's Gambit chess opening defined by the position reached after the moves: The position may readily be reached by a number of different.
Semyon Abramovich Furman (December 1, 1920 – March 17, 1978) was a Soviet chess Grandmaster and trainer.
Sergei Yuryevic Makarichev (Серге́й Юрьевич Макарычев; born November 17, 1953) is a Russian chess player, who gained the Grandmaster title in 1976.
Sergio Mariotti (born August 10, 1946 in Florence) is an Italian Grandmaster of chess and former national champion.
In chess, the Sicilian Defence, Alapin Variation is a response to the Sicilian Defence characterised by the moves: It is named after the Russian master Semyon Alapin (1856–1923).
In chess, the move 9.Bc4 is one of the main options in the chess opening called the Yugoslav Attack, which is an attack in the Dragon Variation of the Sicilian Defence.
In chess, the Scheveningen Variation of the Sicilian Defence is an opening that is a line of the Open Sicilian characterised by Black setting up a "small centre" with pawns on d6 and e6.
The Sinquefield Cup is an annual, invite-only chess tournament in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, honoring Rex Sinquefield and his wife Jeanne, the founders of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
Skadarlija (Скадарлија) is a vintage street, an urban neighborhood and former municipality of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.
Slobodan Martinovic (25 July 1945 – 10 January 2015) was a Serbian chess Grandmaster.
Since a certain time until 1991 in the end of each year the Federation of Sports Journalists of the USSR held an inquest among its members to name top ten athletes of the year of the USSR.
Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move.
Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects.
Susan Polgar (born April 19, 1969, as Polgár Zsuzsanna and often known as Zsuzsa Polgár) is a Hungarian-born American chess Grandmaster.
Svetozar Gligorić (Serbian Cyrillic: Светозар Глигорић, 2 February 1923 – 14 August 2012) was a Serbian and Yugoslav chess grandmaster.
In chess, a swindle is a ruse by which a player in a losing position tricks his opponent, and thereby achieves a win or draw instead of the expected loss.
The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is an annual chess tournament held in January in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.
The Great Chess Movie (original French title Jouer sa vie) is a 1982 Canadian film directed by Gilles Carle and Camille Coudari, starring Bobby Fischer, Viktor Korchnoi, Anatoly Karpov and Ljubomir Ljubojević among other notable chess players.
The Master Game was a BBC production of televised chess tournaments that ran for seven series on BBC2 from 1976 to 1983.
The Queen's Gambit is an American novel by Walter Tevis, discussing the life of a chess prodigy.
In chess and some other abstract strategy games, the threefold repetition rule (also known as repetition of position) states that a player can claim a draw if the same position occurs three times, or will occur after their next move, with the same player to move.
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (Тигра́н Варта́нович Петрося́н; Տիգրան Պետրոսյան; June 17, 1929 – August 13, 1984) was a Soviet Armenian Grandmaster, and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969.
The Tilburg chess tournament was a series of very strong chess tournaments held in Tilburg, Netherlands.
This is a timeline of chess.
The Tomskaya Pisanitsa Museum is an open-air museum located some 50 km north-west of Kemerovo on the right bank of the Tom River in Western Siberia, Russia.
Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the-board play.
The touch-move rule in chess specifies that, if a player deliberately touches a piece on the board when it is his turn to move, then he must move or capture that piece if it is legal to do so.
Triangulation is a tactic used in chess to put one's opponent in zugzwang (a position when it is a disadvantage to move).
The Two Knights Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves: First recorded by Polerio (c. 1550 – c. 1610) in the late 16th century, this line of the Italian Game was extensively developed in the 19th century.
The two knights endgame is a chess endgame with a king and two knights versus a king.
Ulf Andersson (born 27 June 1951) is a leading Swedish chess player.
Urmas Ott (April 23, 1955 – October 17, 2008) was an Estonian television and radio journalist, and famous talk show host in Soviet Union, Estonia and Russia.
The USSR Chess Championship was played from 1921 to 1991.
The USSR Chess Federation (Шахматная федерация СССР - Shakhmatnaya fyedyeratsiya SSSR) was the national organism for chess in the USSR.
Vadim Milov (born 1 August 1972) is a Swiss grandmaster of chess.
Vadim Zvjaginsev (Vadim Zvyagintsev; born 18 August 1976 in Moscow) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Valery Salov (born May 26, 1964 in Wrocław, Poland) is a Russian chess grandmaster who was once ranked the third best player in the world.
Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Василий Васильевич Смыслов; 24 March 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, who was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958.
Vassili Nesterenko (2 December 1934 – 25 August 2008) was a Soviet and Belarusian physicist from Ukraine and a former director of the Institute of Nuclear Energy at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1977-1987).
Viktor (Viorel) Bologan (born 14 December 1971) is a Moldovan chess grandmaster and chess author.
The Milan Vidmar Memorial is a strong closed chess tournament commemorating Milan Vidmar (1885–1962), a leading Slovenian grandmaster.
The Vienna Game is an opening in chess that begins with the moves: White's second move is less common than 2.Nf3, and is also more recent.
Viktor Nikolaevich Gavrikov (29 July 1957 in Criuleni, Moldova – 27 April 2016 in Burgas, Bulgaria) was a Lithuanian-Swiss chess Grandmaster.
Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (p; 23 March 1931 – 6 June 2016) was a Soviet (until 1976) and Swiss (since 1994) chess grandmaster and writer.
Viktor Savelievich Zheliandinov (17 March 1935) a Soviet-Ukrainian Chess player, International Master and coach.
Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion, and the current World Rapid Chess Champion.
Vladas Mikėnas (17 April 1910 – 3 November 1992) was a Lithuanian International Master of chess, an Honorary Grandmaster, and a journalist.
Vladimir Epishin (born 11 July 1965 in Leningrad) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik (Влади́мир Бори́сович Кра́мник; born 25 June 1975) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Vladimir Pavlovich Malaniuk (July 21, 1957 – July 2, 2017) was a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and three-time Ukrainian champion.
Vladimir (Volodya, Volodja) Pimonov (Russian: Владимир (Володя) Иванович Пимонов, March 31, 1955, Moscow, USSR) is a Russian-born Danish journalist, author and academic most known for his investigative reporting on the Soviet/Russian affairs.
Vladimir Andreyevich Savon (Влади́мир Андре́евич Саво́н, b. 26 September 1940, Chernihiv – d. 1 June 2005, Kharkiv) was a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster.
Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov (born March 5, 1946 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Vyacheslav Vulfovich Osnos (Вячеслав Вульфович Оснос; 24 July 1935, Luga – 27 August 2009, Saint Petersburg) was a Russian chess player, trainer and author.
Wang Hao (born August 4, 1989) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Wiener Schachzeitung (or Wiener Schach-Zeitung, "Viennese Chess Bulletin") was the name of several Austrian chess periodicals published in Vienna between 1855 and 1949.
William Louis Nack (February 4, 1941 – April 13, 2018)"" - 04.14.18 - Sports Illustrated was an American journalist and author.
William Wayte (4 September 1829 – 3 May 1898) was a Church of England cleric and a British chess master.
Wolfgang Uhlmann (born 29 March 1935) is a prominent German International Grandmaster of chess.
Wolfgang Unzicker (26 June 1925 – 20 April 2006) was one of the strongest German chess Grandmasters from 1945 to about 1970.
The World Blitz Chess Championship is a chess tournament held to determine the world champion in chess played under blitz time controls.
The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.
The World Chess Championship 1972 was a match for the World Chess Championship between challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union.
The 1975 World Chess Championship was never played due to a dispute over the match format.
The 1978 World Chess Championship was played between Anatoly Karpov and Viktor Korchnoi in Baguio City, Philippines from July 18 to October 18, 1978.
The 1981 World Chess Championship was played between Anatoly Karpov and Viktor Korchnoi in Merano, Italy from October 1 to November 19, 1981.
The World Chess Championship 1984 was a match between challenger Garry Kasparov and defending champion Anatoly Karpov in Moscow from 10 September 1984 to 15 February 1985 for the World Chess Championship title.
The 1985 World Chess Championship was played between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov in Moscow from September 3 to November 9, 1985.
The 1986 World Chess Championship was played between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov in London and Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) from July 28 to October 8, 1986.
The 1987 World Chess Championship was played between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov in Seville from October 12 to December 19, 1987.
The World Chess Championship 1990 was played between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov.
The World Chess Championship 1993 was one of the most controversial matches in chess history, with incumbent World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, and official challenger Nigel Short, splitting from FIDE, the official world governing body of chess, and playing their title match under the auspices of the Professional Chess Association.
The World Chess Championship 2006 was a match between Classical World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik, and FIDE World Chess Champion Veselin Topalov.
The World Chess Championship 2008 was a best-of-twelve-games match between the incumbent World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, and the previous World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik.
The World Chess Championship 2014 was a match between the world champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand, to determine the World Chess Champion.
The World Chess Championship 2016 was a chess match between reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Sergey Karjakin to determine the World Chess Champion.
The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) is a nonprofit, collecting institution situated in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
The World Junior Chess Championship is an under-20 chess tournament (players must have been under 20 years old on 1 January in the year of competition) organized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
The World Rapid Chess Championship is a chess tournament held to determine the world champion in chess played under rapid time controls.
The World Team Chess Championship is an international team chess event, eligible for the participation of 10 countries whose chess federations dominate their continent.
In chess endgames with a bishop, a pawn that is a may be the wrong rook pawn.
Xie Jun (born October 30, 1970) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Yasser Seirawan (ياسر سيروان; born March 24, 1960) is an American chess grandmaster and four-time United States champion.
Yevgeniy Vladimirov (Евгений Владимиров; born 20 January 1957) is a chess Grandmaster and trainer from Kazakhstan.
Yuri Sergeyevich Balashov (Юрий Серге́евич Балашов; born 12 March 1949 in Shadrinsk) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Yuri Drozdovskij (born 22 May 1984 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster.
Yuri Sergeyevich Razuvaev Ю́рий Серге́евич Разува́ев (also Razuvayev; 10 October 1945 – 21 March 2012) was a Russian chess player and trainer.
Zhang Pengxiang (born 29 June 1980 in Tianjin) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and the 2007 Asian Chess Champion.
Zhansaya Abdumalik (Jansaya Daniyarqyzy Aebdimaelik; born 12 January 2000) is a Kazakhstani chess player holding the titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Zlatoust (p) is a city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Ay River (in the Kama basin), west of Chelyabinsk.
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It was also declared the International Women's Year by the United Nations and the European Architectural Heritage Year by the Council of Europe.
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Events from the year 1975 in the United States.
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The major chess events of 1981 were the final match of the Candidates Tournament (between Viktor Korchnoi and Robert Hübner) and the second Karpov–Korchnoi World Chess Championship match.
The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.
Events in chess in 1988.
Events in chess in 1989.
Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika.
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Events of 1999 in chess include the list of top chess players and news.
Events in chess during the year 2007.
The 20th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open team tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between September 18 and October 13, 1972, in Skopje, Yugoslavia (present-day Macedonia).
The 21st Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open team tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between June 6 and June 30, 1974, in Nice, France.
The 24th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between November 20 and December 6, 1980, in Valletta, Malta.
The 25th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between October 29 and November 16, 1982, in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The 27th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between November 14 and December 2, 1986, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The 28th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between November 12 and November 30, 1988, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
The 29th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between November 16 and December 4, 1990, in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia).
The 31st Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, took place between November 30 and December 17, 1994, in Moscow, Russia.
The 32nd Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, took place between September 15 and October 2, 1996, in Yerevan, Armenia.
The 33rd Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, took place between September 26 and October 13, 1998, in Elista, Kalmykia, Russia.
The 34th Chess Olympiad, organized by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs and comprising an open and women's tournament, took place between October 28 and November 12, 2000, in Istanbul, Turkey.
The 39th Chess Olympiad, organised by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place from September 19 to October 4, 2010 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
The 41st Chess Olympiad, organised by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) and comprising an open and women's tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, took place in Tromsø, Norway, between 1–14 August 2014.
64 was a Russian chess magazine and draughts publication, published in Moscow.