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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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    Havana '66

    batgirl Aug 30, 2017, 11:58 AM

         Fulgencio Batista, president of Cuba during WWII and again from 1952-1959, backed by the US government as well as by organized crime, enriched himself at the expense of his citizenry. One of...

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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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    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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    Rook To The Sixth Rank.

    simaginfan Jul 16, 2017, 3:07 AM

    A game Bilek-Bronstein, given here https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalakanta/bronstein-plays-the-caro-kann reminded me of a couple of ideas seen in some old games, so I have quickly put together three games from the...

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    Two Janowsky Games.

    simaginfan Jun 21, 2017, 1:48 AM

     In my post on the first Lasker - Janowsky match, I mentioned that I had two favorite games by the great chess artist David Janowsky. I shall give the second one here. Alekhine, in his notes to the game Pomar -...

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    The First Lasker - Janowsky Match. 1909.

    simaginfan May 28, 2017, 6:57 AM

    The above photograph is from the players' second match, played a few months later in the year.   I decided to do a small post on this match for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the games are fascinating, and little...

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