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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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    How To Stomp Emanuel Lasker

    IM Silman Apr 20, 2017, 2:29 AM

    Simultaneous exhibitions are a great thing. A player who would normally never come face-to-face with a famous chess international master or grandmaster is able to live a dream and do his best to beat a legend and...

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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Caruana's Championship Mission: Beat The Junior

    FM MikeKlein Apr 24, 2016, 8:51 PM

    Things could get very messy tomorrow, or GM Fabiano Caruana could make them quite simple. By escaping with a draw today against GM Gata Kamsky he didn't clinch his first U.S. Championship, but he didn't spoil...

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    Double Indian Success In Reykjavik

    PeterDoggers Mar 18, 2016, 10:53 AM

    The 31st Reykjavik Open saw a double Indian success with GM Abhijeet Gupta winning the main event and IM Tania Sachdev scoring her second GM norm. All photos by Lennart Ootes. The bigger part of the 31st...

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    Karjakin Needs Six More Games, Wins World Cup

    FM MikeKlein Oct 5, 2015, 2:16 PM

    [Edited 10/6/15 to add closing ceremony photos and also correct the amount won by the players.] GMs Sergey Karjakin and Peter Svidler will both sleep well tonight, but Karjakin's pillow will be just a little bit...

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    My Seven Move Checkmate!

    tristanbills Jun 24, 2017, 7:14 PM

    I'm really trying to just find the best way to preserve this game because I surprised myself. Albeit I was playing against the Computer on the 1st level, but I am still very new to Chess. I started playing on June...

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Milliern Jun 23, 2017, 9:22 AM

    My trip to Las Vegas was a success.  It doesn’t look particularly great on paper, but a mental catalog of what I accomplished tells a different story.  In either case, my trip was shrouded with fear and loathing;...

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    More on Cecil De Vere.

    simaginfan Jun 7, 2017, 6:04 AM

     I have decided - now that I have learned how to do more things, to add to my earlier post on Cecil De Vere. I will give a few of my own thoughts, some interesting period stuff, and some games. It will end up being...

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