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    Dancing

    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller,...

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    So Beats Carlsen, Leads In Leuven

    PeterDoggers Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 PM

    He had a bad tournament in Paris, but his start in Leuven was excellent. Wesley So leads the rapid segment of the Grand Chess Tour with 2.5/3, after beating Magnus Carlsen in round three. So won...

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    Carlsen-Nakamura Norway Clash Ends In Draw

    PeterDoggers Jun 8, 2017, 3:18 PM

    Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura was a great fight that ended in a draw, the same result as the other four games in round three of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Friday is the first rest day. The start...

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    GM Arthur Bisguier, 1929-2017

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 8:57 AM

    GM Arthur Bisguier, one of America's greatest chess players of the 20th century, died on Wednesday at the age of 87 while in a care facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Cover...

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    Comparative Analysis of Chess Tournaments in North America (Canada) and Japan

    Oraoradeki Jul 16, 2017, 8:02 AM

    Comparative Analysis of Chess Tournaments in North America (Canada) and Japan (If anyone wants to read this in Japanese, I will make it depending on demand). もし、このブログを日本語でご希望の方はご連絡ください。希望者多数の場合は作成いたします。 Hi everyone,   Today,...

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    Miniature loss with a tactical blow

    philidor_position Jul 16, 2017, 7:55 AM

    In a game in which I lost the opening battle as white and ended up with a questionable pawn structure, I overlooked a simple tactical shot and was swept off the board in the matter of a few moves. Here's the game...

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    Missing a Smothered Mate

    raync910 Jul 14, 2017, 1:50 PM

    Every day I dutifully review the tactics puzzles on chess.com. The area where I have to improve the most is smothered mate. It’s my lowest score of all 38 tactics. Smothered mate occurs when the enemy king is surrounded...

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