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Frankenstein v Dracula

7-man endgames

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UltraCorr 2023 correspondence database now on sale

The 2023 edition of our giant correspondence chess game database has over 2,450,000 games. It is edited by a CC master and much cheaper than ChessBase's rival database. You can download from this site and pay securely through PayPal to receive the password.

Steinitz book in softcover

The publishers have now released a corrected softcover edition of Tim's biography Steinitz in London which received high praise from reviewers. Please also see our articles about Steinitz games and recent research discoveries.

FIDE Seniors: some news

For 2023 Senior tournaments see our calendar page which had a major New Year overhaul. Some new events and date changes are highlighted. FIDE have received four bids to host their World Team Championships.