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The return to OTB chess has been robust for several months, and the rules suspension originally announced in March 2020 are no longer in effect.Read… Read More »
Tim Just, CLO columnist
A new set of rules for correspondence chess in the 7th edition of the US Chess Rulebook are scheduled to kick in on October 1.Read More »
Tim Just, CLO columnist
National Tournament Director Tim Just offers a few rules of thumb that are easier to recall if you get caught in the labyrinth of an adjournment.Read… Read More »
Queen Bishop
The history of Western society suggests some answers on how bishops became soldiers and how queens became the strongest warrior in the chess army.… Read More »
Tim Just, CLO columnist
The Queens Gambit on Netflix has done a lot for promoting our beloved royal sport. The show has also triggered a flood of nostalgia. Read More »
Perpetual Check
Early attempts at these rules were too ambiguous for proper enforcement, and later attempts were made to provide clarity on dealing with repeat moves… Read More »
The Chess Player by George Walker
The 50-move draw rule took centuries to reach its modern definition.Read More »
Stalemate
Though the concept of stalemate had long been recognized, there was no universally accepted rule on its significance before the 19th century.Read… Read More »
Tim Just, CLO columnist
Entering chess tournaments is a lot like those pop-up screens that bring our computers and smartphone activities to a screeching halt. Read More »
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