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The Road to Chess Mastery

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

How much do you have to know to become a strong chess player? According to Russian folklore you have to know 300 chess positions to become a grandmaster, but nobody knows what exactly these positions are.

Chess Puzzles: A Disappearing Act

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

During the late 1930s many people were executed just because they said something wrong, including talented chess composers. After Stalin's death, they were posthumously rehabilitated, but it was too late.