JOSE RAUL CAPABLANCA

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The third World Champion, Jose Raul Capablanca, snatched the crown from Emanuel Lasker in their 1921 championship match in Havana, Cuba. Lasker was arguably the toughest and grittiest of chess’ champions, and it took a man of absolute genius to finally end his reign of twenty-seven years. Since his sensational first international appearance, the chess … Read more JOSE RAUL CAPABLANCA

WILHELM STEINITZ – The Father of Modern Chess

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The best chess players in history are great for different reasons. Some were simply geniuses who were too far ahead of their times. Others were fighters who consistently dominated their rivals. Yet still, a few were thinkers whose ideas shaped the development of the game, changed the approach to it, and profoundly influenced the succeeding … Read more WILHELM STEINITZ – The Father of Modern Chess

PAUL MORPHY – The Chess Comet

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www.chessequipments.com is proud to bring you The Great Players’ Series, which offers an enriching view and history of our beloved game through the lives, exploits, and the legacies of its greatest masters. We invite you to relive the culture and traditions of chess by following our series.  Paul Morphy- The American Prodigy Chess history once … Read more PAUL MORPHY – The Chess Comet

ADOLF ANDERSSEN – The Great Romantic

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Chess’ Romantic Age that began when Philidor dominated the nooks of France, Holland, and England was to reach its peak about fifty years after his death. By 1850, Romanticism was in full swing, and European masters would firmly assimilate the distinct Romantic style up to the last decades of the 19th century. It had many … Read more ADOLF ANDERSSEN – The Great Romantic

Magnus Carlsen- The Chess Prodigy

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Magnus Carlsen, the reigning World Chess Champion, was born on 30th November 1990 in Norway. His parents, Sigrun Øen and Henrik Albert Carlsen noticed that their son has a special ability for intellectual challenges at a young age. He was gifted with an exceptional memory and could solve puzzles intended for kids aged 12 to … Read more Magnus Carlsen- The Chess Prodigy

Five Lessons From Vishy Anand- The Indian Legend Chess Grandmaster

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Vishwanathan Anand, popularly called as Vishy Anand by his fans, is a five-time world chess champion. Every chess lover admires him as the strongest player and therefore calls him the grandmaster of the game. In the 1980’s he started playing the game and earned the crown of “Lightning Kid” for his rapid playing speed. Till … Read more Five Lessons From Vishy Anand- The Indian Legend Chess Grandmaster

Garry Kasparov – The Chess Genius of the 20th Century

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Garry Kasparov is considered the greatest chess player of all time and even called a genius in the chess world. He retired in 2005, and from 1986 up till his retirement; he held the number one rank of the best players in the world for 225 months out of 228 months. He also at one … Read more Garry Kasparov – The Chess Genius of the 20th Century