Calotescu Ana Cristina (1983)

Romanian Women Grandmaster (2005). She is a three-times silver medalist at the European U16 in 1999, World U18 in 2001 and World U20 in 2003. Romanian U18 Champion in 2001. Best results: Spring Cup Women Bucharest 2005, 1st, Winter Cup Bucharest 2005, 1st. A participant in the 2002 and 2006 Women Olympiads. Peak rating: 2334

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Carlos Juárez has the record of the most wins in a national championship. He has won the national championship of Guatemala 26 times. From the same country,  Silvia Carolina Mazariegos won the Guatemala Women’s Championship 21 times.

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Kacheishvili Giorgi (10.02.1977)

Georgian Grandmaster (1995). Kacheishvili was the Georgian Champion 1997 and 2006, bronze medallist at the 1994 World U18 championship. Best results: Won or shared first at New York Master 2002, Muenster Cup 2002, Edward Levy Memorial 2002, North American Open and Liberty Bell Open 2003 (shared), Pittsburgh Open 2003 and North American Open 2004 (shared), Istanbul

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Kazic Bozhidar (02.02.1921-07.05.1996)

Yugoslavian chess player, International Arbiter, author and journalist.  Kazic has been the Chairman of the Rules of Chess Commission between 1978 and 1994, Zonal President between 1978 and 1982 and he is an Honored Member of FIDE since 1975. He was the General Secretary of the Yugoslavian Chess Union for the periods 1951-1964 and 1971-1976,

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Keene Raymond Dennis (29.01.1948)

English Grandmaster (1976), British Champion (1971) and International Arbiter (1981).  Keene won the silver medal at the World Junior 1967 and w  as a member of the team who collected a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympiad.  He won the individual gold medal at the European Team Championship 1980, the Western European Team Championship 1970 and

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Clarke Peter Hugh (18.03.1933)

English Correspondence Grandmaster (1980). British correspondence champion in 1977 and finished second of the British Championship on five occasions. A participant in the Olympiads from 1954 to 1968. Former correspondent of the A former correspondent for the Sunday Times and the author of 24th USSR Championship (1958), Mikhail Tal’s Best Games (1961), 100 Soviet Miniatures (1964),

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Kaidanov Grigory S. (11.10.1959)

American Grandmaster (1988) born in Ukraine. FIDE Senior Trainer (2009). Kaidanov started his chess career by winning first place at the Boys U14 Russian federation championship 1972 and then became a Grandmaster in 1988. In 1990, Kaidanov and his wife visited the U.S. for the first time as tourists and it was an eventful experience which

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Jankovic Alojzije (02.04.1983)

Croatian Grandmaster (2006). Croatian U17 Champion in 1998, vice champion of Croatia in 2005 and 2010. Best results: Cannes Open 2005, 2nd; Croatian Championship 2005, 4th; Zagreb Open 2006, 1st; Bosna B Sarajevo 2006, 1st; Kavala Open 2006, 4th; Pula Open 2008, 2-14th; Quebec Open 2009, 5th. A participant in the 2010 Olympiad and in

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Kupchik Abraham (15.03.1892 – 26.10.1970)

Kupchik was born in Brest-Litovsk and came to the United States in 1904. He was an outstanding Master for many years.  Kupchik worked as an accountant for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and lived in New York. Best results: Manhattan Chess Club Champion eleven times, the New York State Championship twice (1915 and 1919), the National Chess Federation title

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