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  • American Woman - Part V's Thumbnail

    American Woman - Part V

    batgirl Feb 15, 2017, 2:10 PM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    Can You Solve Our 2016 Holiday Puzzler?

    pete Dec 21, 2016, 8:32 AM

    Your favorite annual chess tradition is back. Chess.com is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler for 2016—and we believe this is the hardest (and most rewarding) quiz yet. The 10...

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    Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

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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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    Mark Taimanov: 1926-2016

    PeterDoggers Nov 28, 2016, 7:39 AM

    In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for decades and one of the participants of the legendary Zurich 1953 Candidates'...

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    Defending Champions' Title Hopes On Life Support In St. Louis

    FM MikeKlein Apr 23, 2016, 8:01 PM

    It was not a good day to be the king, or queen, at the 2016 U.S. Championship. The two 2015 title winners, GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Irina Krush, both drew, and saw the visage of the leaders get a little fuzzier...

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  • Becoming a Nemesis: Beating the Benko!'s Thumbnail

    Becoming a Nemesis: Beating the Benko!

    GM gmfinegold May 18, 2014, 11:58 AM

    GM Finegold retires from tournament chess? Well, probably not, but he wonders if he should since he's giving away all of his opening secrets. Today he reveals his preferred setup against the Benko Gambit. He crams...

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    U.S. Chess League Week 9 - Highlights

    IM DanielRensch Oct 30, 2013, 3:41 AM

    Double your pleasure? How about six times the pleasure? IM Danny Rensch shows that his first love is really pawn structure, as he walks us through the best half-dozen games in week 9 of the USCL. Sure there's tactics,...

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    Greatest Chess Minds: Capablanca - Part 4

    GM dbojkov Jan 2, 2013, 9:10 PM

    Would the real "Benko Gambit" please stand up? Today GM Bojkov reviews an epic battle between two chess legends: Nimzowitsch and Capablanca! In 1914, long before the birth of Pal Benko, Capablanca applied a gambit...

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