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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    The Match Of The 21st Century

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions...

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    Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

    IM Silman Mar 23, 2017, 12:53 AM

    Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army...

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    PRO Chess League Final: Norway Gnomes vs St. Louis Arch Bishops

    ChessTV Mar 26, 2017, 6:26 PM

    In one of the most exciting online chess events ever, the world's top two players led their teams in a thrilling match for the first PRO Chess League title. Will Magnus Carlsen's Gnomes or Wesley So's Arch Bishops...

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    Wesley So's Top 10 PRO League Moves

    FM MikeKlein Mar 23, 2017, 9:28 PM

    Wesley So is the top chess player in the United States, and this weekend he looks to lead his St. Louis Arch Bishops to the PRO Chess League championship. FM Mike Klein counts down So's 10 best moves from this...

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    More Essential Patterns For Success

    IM dpruess Mar 3, 2017, 2:48 PM

    Having described the key tactical motifs of a bishop "pinning" a knight, IM David Pruess tackles the strategic implications of such a situation. Don't miss this critical video which explains one of the most common...

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    Who likes the king's indian

    Berkowick Mar 29, 2017, 6:26 PM

    lines in the kings indian: Main kings indian: King's indian attack Comes off of the reti opening (nf3) or the hungerian (h3) and is going for the fanchetto structure: this defense structure is ok for 3 check, because...

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    The secret top players keep to themselves and how I discovered it.

    GmPrice Mar 29, 2017, 1:52 PM

     When I first started chess, and even for several several years after I was always slightly confused as to what I am supposed to be playing after the opening moves. I'd develop sensibly (so i thought) and eventually...

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    Preparation day 7: Sharpening the Catalan

    IM attilaturzo Mar 29, 2017, 3:07 AM

    Today I continued the improve my understanding of the Catalan with white. I studied the libes where black captures on c4 and keep the pawns, plus the line where he gives the check on b4 and goes back to e7 with...

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