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  • Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?'s Thumbnail

    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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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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    More Of Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 9, 2017, 1:03 AM

    Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier was born in 1929 and he died in April 2017. The purpose of this two-part series is to let you enjoy the attacking genius of one of America’s most talented players (you can find...

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    Isle Of Man Set For Sprint Finish

    FM MikeKlein Sep 29, 2017, 3:52 PM

    One of the Isle of Man's most famous sons is a sprinter. The bicyclist Mark Cavendish, born in the capital of Douglas, is known for breaking out of the pack right at the finish. The "Tour d'Isle of Man," better...

  • Man Adası Turnuvası Finale Yaklaşıyor's Thumbnail

    Man Adası Turnuvası Finale Yaklaşıyor

    FM MikeKlein Sep 29, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Man Adası'nın en ünlü oğullarından biri yarışcı. Adanın başkenti Douglas'ta doğan bisikletçi Mark Cavendish topluluktan tam finish noktasında kalabalığın önüne geçmesiyle...

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    L'Open de l'île de Man va se terminer au sprint

    FM MikeKlein Sep 29, 2017, 3:52 PM

    L'un des mannois les plus célèbres est un sprinteur : le cycliste Marc Cavendish. Né dans la capitale, Douglas, il est connu pour ses échappées tardives et victorieuses. Pour...

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

    Becoming a Nemesis: Beating the Benko!

    GM CCSCATL 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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  • Active queen against rook, bishop and knight's Thumbnail

    Active queen against rook, bishop and knight

    IM attilaturzo Oct 18, 2017, 6:56 AM

    I played the next game against the hungarian international master Sandor Farago               I played the London system and he played c5 and early b5 pawn sacrifice. He could win it back with a close to equal...

  • Path To Chess Prosperity #4: 10/7/2017 Tournament Analysis's Thumbnail

    Path To Chess Prosperity #4: 10/7/2017 Tournament Analysis

    EOGuel Oct 14, 2017, 8:12 PM

    Hello, guys! Last weekend, I had yet another tournament. This was a competitive team match between chess players in North and Central Texas. Each participant plays two games against an opponent of a similar...

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    Best Players I Ever Had The Opportunity To Play

    Elliptra Sep 23, 2017, 3:54 PM

    Tigran Petrosian World Champion 1963-1969  I had this Simul date on my calendar for months. I was hoping I'd be able to apply what I had been learning in my new research on the Benko Gambit. Sure enough, playing...

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