CHESS FACTS

The following game between M. Euwe and A. Alekhine was considered by R. Fine as...

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Shirov's move 47...Bh3 gainst Topalov in Linares can certainly be considered as one of the most...

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Max Euwe was not yet a World Champion in 1920 but he was already known...

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Geroge Marco, the editor of the Wiener Schachzeitung from 1898 to 1916, was claiming that...

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Today in Chess

February 20

QUOTE OF THE DAY
The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made.- Savielly Tartakower
 
BIRTH
 
Sergei Dolmatov (1959), Russian Grandmaster and coach who won the World Junior Chess Championship in 1978. 
Rainer Buhmann (1981), a German Grandmaster who was German Youth Champion in 1999. 
Pablo Lafuente (1985), an Argentine Grandmaster living in Spin. 
Ibro Saric (1982), a Bosnian Grandmaster. 
Ana Matnadze (1983), a Georgian International Master, Woman Grandmaster, and coach living in Spain. 
Ana Srebrnic (1984), a Slovene Woman Grandmaster, a FIDE Trainer and an International Arbiter who was as Slovenian women's champion in 2008 and 2012.
 
DEATH
 
Isaac Kashdan (19.11.1905- 1985), an American Grandmaster, chess editor of “Los Angeles’, and International Arbiter 1960. Kashdan was one of the world's best players in the late 1920s and early 1930s. CHESS EVENTS 1995 Candidates Semi-finals in Shanghi Nagar, India with a prize fund of $ 500,000. A. Karpov (RUS) beat B. Gelfand (BLR) 6-3 and G. Kamsky (USA) beat V. Salov (RUS) 5½-1½ thus qualifying for the World Championship Final. 
2001 Woman Grandmaster Anna-Maria Botsari from Greece beat the simultaneous play record held by the Chinese player Ye. She played against 1102 players in 29 hours, which put her into the Guinness Book of Records.
 
WORLD EVENTS
 
1547 Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. 
1816 Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. 
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Olustee: The largest battle fought in Florida during the war. 
1872 The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City. 
1877 Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake receives its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. 
1919 French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt 
1921 Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran. 
1922 Vilinus, LVilniusa, agrees to separate from Poland. 
1933 – The Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution that will end Prohibition in the United States. 
1944 Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers. 
1947 State of Prussia ceases to exist. 
1954 General Zahedi wins election in Persia. 
1962 John Glenn become 1st American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7. 
1975 Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party 
(Source: Wikipedia-Onthisday)