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    batgirl Jul 27, 2016, 11:27 AM

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition,...

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    Magnus Carlsen vs Tigran Petrosian: Preview

    FM MikeKlein Jun 21, 2016, 7:56 PM

    What's the biggest underdog story in sports? What's the biggest in chess? Thursday's much-hyped GM Blitz Battle between top-seeded World Champion Magnus Carlsen and qualifier Tigran Petrosian might seem more...

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    Who Will Qualify To Play Magnus Carlsen?

    NM SamCopeland May 29, 2016, 9:33 AM

    The Blitz Battle Qualifier to decide who will face Magnus Carlsen is here. Watch the event with live commentary at Chess.com/tv or Twitch.tv/chess.  Round one of this 11-round, 3 0...

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    ChessCenter: Carlsen To Play Petrosian

    ChessCenter Jun 2, 2016, 6:01 PM

    Magnus Carlsen will face Tigran L. Petrosian on June 23 after the Armenian grandmaster won the strongest online blitz tournament ever this week. Does he have a chance against the world champ? The ChessCenter...

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    Hammertime In Norway: Surviving Armenian Pressure

    GM SultanOfKings Nov 12, 2015, 11:12 PM

    GM Jon Ludwig Hammer is back with another exciting game against the newly minted world championship candidate, Levon Aronian. Find out how Hammer was able to hang on for a draw as Black against Aronian’s relentless...

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    Evaluation and Planning! - Part 6

    GM GMMelik Apr 23, 2014, 6:24 PM

    Not many players skip over the IM title on their way to GM, but a young Armenian kid is attempting to do just that. After opening with the London System, he shows fantastic positional understanding by offering an...

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    Nations dominating the Chess World - Match Leaders

    Malan77 Jul 27, 2017, 10:37 PM

    There are 64 nations in the top 150 match playing teams on chess.com!  Which countries are organised and active in Daily Matches and racking up points regularly? Have a look at the list for the countries who have...

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    Winter is here - Where does your allegiance lie

    Malan77 Jul 27, 2017, 1:21 AM

    When the war is upon you, where does you allegiance lie? Let this blog help you to pick the right team for when you have to face the winter.  I have based selections on teams on geographical information. I will...

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    Mikhail Chigorin Club

    Spektrowski Jun 16, 2017, 4:20 AM

    Russian chess statistician Vitaly Gnirenko has compiled a list of all players who defeated a reigning classical world champion in a game with classical control. Below is the chronological table of players joining...

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