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    Magnus Carlsen's Biggest Secret

    GM Gserper Jan 21, 2018, 1:00 AM

    Magnus Carlsen is a genius. I doubt that many people would argue about this well-established fact. It is a totally different question why we call him a genius. Is it because he is the world champion? I don't think...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3

    IM Silman Jan 19, 2018, 3:56 PM

    CHESS REVIEW Chess Review (from 1933 to late 1969) was without any doubt the best American chess magazine until, in 1961, it ran into a remarkably improved Chess Life. Both tried to beat the other (interest exploded...

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    The Fake News Awards For Chess

    pete Jan 17, 2018, 3:21 PM

    The concept of "fake news" is itself in the news recently. While most of the fake news discussed these days is about politics, there is plenty of fake news in our favorite game. Stronger players should be able...

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    Tata Turmoil: Giri Beats Mamedyarov, Carlsen Blunders But Wins

    PeterDoggers Jan 21, 2018, 1:58 PM

    In a tumultuous eighth round in Wijk aan Zee, both Anish Giri and Magnus Carlsen caught Shakhryiar Mamedyarov in first place. It was Giri who brought down the tournament leader, whereas Carlsen blundered a...

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    PRO Chess League Begins With Carlsen And More

    FM MikeKlein Jan 17, 2018, 2:59 PM

    The second season of the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League is scaled down, and beefed up at the same time. The league kicks off tomorrow with a full slate of week-one matchups. Gone is the unwieldy 48-team...

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    Giri Moves To 2/2 In Wijk aan Zee

    PeterDoggers Jan 14, 2018, 3:23 PM

    Anish Giri moved to 2/2 today at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after beating Vladimir Kramnik. Close behind is Magnus Carlsen, who beat Baskaran Adhiban. The third winner in the Masters group was Shakhriyar...

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    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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    Alekhine on The Moller Defence.

    simaginfan Jan 21, 2018, 4:40 AM

    Recently my friend Toucanchess did a blog on the Moller Defence in the Ruy Lopez. In it he quoted a game of Alekhine's. Since I have a special interest in the way that great players handle different opening systems,...

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    Repeated mistakes in chess

    Daybreak57 Jan 20, 2018, 4:57 AM

    Years ago I was playing chess at Starbucks and I saw someone I know that goes by the name of Rogue_King on chess.com playing chess with someone I have never seen before.  When watching the game they were playing...

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    2018 Australian Chess Reserves: Ending the Draw Curse

    CM Data_Pillars Jan 19, 2018, 6:17 PM

    After a bit of a hiatus from serious chess, I played in the Reserves division of the 2018 Australian Chess Championships, which ran from 2-12 January. In each of the last few big tournaments I had played in, I only...

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