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  • Playing Goliath: What Goes Wrong's Thumbnail

    Playing Goliath: What Goes Wrong

    IM Silman Jul 28, 2017, 2:47 AM

    The Chess.com member Souvik had a couple things to discuss. The first is his simultaneous game against an international master. After Souvic was completely outclassed in the opening (not a surprise when a 1500...

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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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    Dancing

    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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    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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    On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

    FM MikeKlein Aug 18, 2017, 3:14 PM

    In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from...

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    Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis

    FM MikeKlein Aug 17, 2017, 9:30 PM

    Today was a day for short sleeves and short memories. At day four of the inaugural St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, the time control shrank to five minutes per side with a three-second delay. That means, unlike with...

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  • Fischer Beats Spassky's Best Opening!'s Thumbnail

    Fischer Beats Spassky's Best Opening!

    IM Keaton87 Dec 15, 2014, 6:22 PM

    Bobby Fischer was a confident player, there is no disputing that. Last time, we saw how his confidence could be his greatest weakness, as he pressed too hard in a drawish endgame and gave up his bishop in the...

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    Aranytiz round 4 - Beating the Budapest Blitz champion

    IM attilaturzo Aug 23, 2017, 2:11 AM

    in round 4 I played with Alex Krstulovic   who won the Budapest Blitz Championship last Sunday. He is a 14 years old FIDE-master and european champion in the under 8 years old category. He has a very serious study...

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    Success!

    Alvin_Cruz Aug 22, 2017, 6:29 AM

    I started playing against Chessmaster personalities since A.D. 2000 and since then I have not defeat a computer player above 1600 rating. Defeat after defeat. Even when my online rating is reaching 1700, such number...

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    Titled Tuesday and Saint Louis Rapid Summer Review

    IM yian123 Aug 21, 2017, 6:00 PM

    This summer was interesting for me in terms of chess. I played two Titled Tuesdays (one went well with 6/10, the other was a disaster as I hung a queen around move 10 in one of my games!) and went to see the St.Louis...

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