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  • My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines: Part 1's Thumbnail

    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines: Part 1

    IM Silman Jan 4, 2018, 10:45 PM

    CHESS LIFE AND REVIEW I was recently thinking about the best U.S. chess magazines ever. There were quite a lot. Two favorites are Joel Benjamin’s magazine, Chess Chow (1991 to 1994), which was hilarious,...

  • 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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  • Caruana Breaks Spell, Beats Karjakin In London's Thumbnail

    Caruana Breaks Spell, Beats Karjakin In London

    PeterDoggers Dec 5, 2017, 4:27 PM

    After the first 19 games had ended in a draw, Fabiano Caruana broke the spell and beat Sergey Karjakin at the end of the fourth round of the London Chess Classic. The American player is automatically the...

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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...

  • Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?'s Thumbnail

    Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 19, 2017, 9:23 PM

    Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team...

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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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  • An Intro to the f3 Benko Gambit's Thumbnail

    An Intro to the f3 Benko Gambit

    MidnasLament Jan 13, 2018, 8:05 PM

    Here is a look at the main line of the f3 Benko Gambit which features f3 on move 5 in the Half-Accepted Benko Gambit. This variation comes from the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. f3! and can be...

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    Chess Variants

    samyakdeshpande Jan 13, 2018, 1:34 AM

    A chess variant (or unorthodox chess) is a game "related to, derived from, or inspired by chess".[2] The difference from chess might include one or more of the following: different rules for capture, move order,...

  • Bobby Fischer crushes Pal Benko's Thumbnail

    Bobby Fischer crushes Pal Benko

    NM RobKing Jan 12, 2018, 9:37 AM

    Hi all, Here is our third YouTube video at Metrowest Chess Club on a crushing attack by Bobby Fischer against Pal Benko. Enjoy!  

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