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  • How To Become a Chess.com and Twitch Partnered Streamer's Thumbnail

    How To Become a Chess.com and Twitch Partnered Streamer

    News Nov 8, 2017, 7:35 AM

    Chess.com has partnered with Twitch to bring chess fans around the world more options to watch their favorite players. To grow the chess streaming ecosystem, Chess.com and Twitch are offering a number of benefits...

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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?

    louisathomas Aug 9, 2017, 3:49 AM

    I recently told a friend that I had been playing a lot of chess. “How good are you?” she asked. I brightened, interpreting the question as an invitation for a game. “No, I don’t play,”...

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    The $1 Million Chess Puzzle

    FM MikeKlein Nov 2, 2017, 2:04 PM

    Forget all the Chess.com job postings seeking computer programmers. There's now a prize much higher than helping us code four-player chess. The Clay Mathematics Institute of America is offering a cool $1 million...

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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

  • Carlsen Is 'The Man' Of The Island, Takes Sole Lead's Thumbnail

    Carlsen Is 'The Man' Of The Island, Takes Sole Lead

    FM MikeKlein Sep 28, 2017, 3:53 PM

    King Magnus III ruled the Isle of Man from 1099 to 1103. One millennium later, King Magnus IV is attempting to conquer the quaint island a second time. While Magnus Carlsen is not actual royalty (his name being...

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  • HOW TO FIND THE BEST MOVE... SORT OF???'s Thumbnail

    HOW TO FIND THE BEST MOVE... SORT OF???

    Chessnutcafe Nov 16, 2017, 11:22 AM

    HOW TO FIND THE BEST MOVE...     We all want to make the best move every time in chess, but even the greatest players in the world are not immune to making inaccuracies or out-in-out blunders; so what's a common chess...

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    Progress Update #2: Stagnation and a New Start

    German_MagnusCarlsen Nov 12, 2017, 11:55 AM

    Since my last post, I have played a couple of small local tournaments and brought my USCF rating up to 2025.   Despite my rating gain, I feel that my play is taking a turn for the worse. A few weeks ago, I stopped...

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    Book Reviews - Chess Books for Improving Adults

    IM IM_Kgwm Nov 12, 2017, 10:58 AM

    I've just returned from a summer chess trip and even though I did not manage to accomplish my primary goal (painfully missing the final GM norm by half a point at De Sants 2017, being the highlight of this trip),...

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