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  • War Games: Reshevsky-Kashdan's Thumbnail

    War Games: Reshevsky-Kashdan

    batgirl May 10, 2017, 11:55 AM

         In the latter part of 1941 the USCF, only three years old, started finalizing its plans for the 1942 performance of its crown jewel, the U.S. Championship.  But in December the unthinkable...

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    Let's Do The Lasker Stomp Again!

    IM Silman May 4, 2017, 2:08 AM

    It’s just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right. With your hands on your hips, you bring you knees in tight...Let’s do the time warp again! That’s right! Once again I will take...

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    batgirl May 3, 2017, 11:22 AM

         Probably no timepiece with a connection to chess is more famous than Morphy's watch.      Earlier this year, inspired by it's uniqueness and historic significance,...

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    Hastings Chess Festival Gets Underway

    SonofPearl Dec 28, 2008, 2:50 AM

    The town of Hastings on the southern coast of England is most famous for a pivotal historical battle 'The Battle of Hastings' in 1066, but since the late 19th century it has been better known among chess fans for...

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    Building Chess.com: Part 10 - The Team

    erik Feb 29, 2008, 8:43 PM

    Today Chess.com was featured in a great video news piece in which I (Erik) had a few embarrassing interview clips. In the video I was referred to as the "creator" of Chess.com, and I just wanted to let...

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    Building Chess.com: Part 1 - Getting Started

    erik Aug 7, 2007, 5:00 PM

    A lot of people have asked about how Chess.com got started, how it is doing now, and where it is going, so I thought I would share some of the inside story :)Chess.com as an online chess community was an idea I...

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    Peter Arsenyevich Romanovsky

    simaginfan May 20, 2017, 6:48 AM

    Romanovsky was one of the foremost figures in the development of chess in the Soviet Union. In deciding to write a post on him it quickly became clear that a proper appreciation would turn into a book. Romanov's...

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    An old fashioned Facebook-style rant -- about why chess sucks

    Captain_Fury Nov 5, 2016, 10:48 PM

    Science fiction writer H.G. Wells apparently played some chess but had mixed feelings about the activity. If you don't recognize the name, you may recognize his work. He wrote short stories including The War of...

  • Paul Morphy- A Positional Player of the Highest Class!'s Thumbnail

    Paul Morphy- A Positional Player of the Highest Class!

    kamalakanta Nov 4, 2016, 7:28 PM

    We hear it all the time, and so much, we believe it to be true: "Paul Morphy was a tactician...." But when we take a closer examination, it turns out that the opposite is true: Paul Morphy was a consumate positional...

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