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Frankenstein v Dracula

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World Senior Championships 2023 to start in Sicily in October

Plan to host event in Buenos AIres has been changed. See our news page. For listings of 2023 Senior tournaments see our calendar page.

UltraCorr 2023 correspondence database is a bargain

The 2023 edition of our giant correspondence chess game database includes 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 biography in softcover

Tim's biography Steinitz in London, which received high praise from reviewers, is now available in a corrected softcover edition. Please also see our articles about Steinitz games and recent research discoveries.