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  • How To Watch Nepomniachtchi vs Aronian Speed Chess Champs Today's Thumbnail

    How To Watch Nepomniachtchi vs Aronian Speed Chess Champs Today

    pete Aug 22, 2017, 11:54 PM

    The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship resumes today with a battle of two closely-matched super-GMs: Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Levon Aronian.  Nepomniachtchi is technically the higher seed, starting the Speed...

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    La Escuela Romántica de Ajedrez

    FM LuisFSiles Aug 22, 2017, 12:15 AM

    A lo largo de los años han ido surgiendo diferentes tendencias, estilos de juego y maneras de entender el ajedrez. Algunos de ellos se han generalizado y desarrollado en su época, instaurándose...

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    Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

    GM Gserper Aug 19, 2017, 9:06 PM

    The St. Louis rapid and blitz tournament was definitely the most anticipated chess event of the year. Even people who remember chess only when they see a puzzle in the Sunday column of their local newspaper...

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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...

  • Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis's Thumbnail

    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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    ChessCenter: Chess In Culture

    ChessCenter May 25, 2016, 4:32 AM

    Chess is all over pop culture lately, with an upcoming Disney movie revolving around a young chess player, and a chess scene featured in the Captain America blockbuster. Politics and chess clash again this week...

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    Queen Sacs For Blockades!

    FM MikeKlein Feb 24, 2015, 6:10 PM

    What’s one way to make (or break) a blockade? Sacrificing your queen, of course. FM Mike Klein returns with his critically acclaimed queen sac series to show you how jettisoning the lady can help you create...

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    Evaluation and Planning! - Part 7

    GM GMMelik May 16, 2014, 9:16 PM

    Which side of the board should you play on? You have to read the tea leaves, or in this case, the pawn structure. GM Khachiyan shows a surprising middlegame king walk that allows Black the full power of his rooks...

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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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    PRINCIPIA SCACCHORUM, Part 9: Six+ Effects of Every Single Chess Move

    RoaringPawn Aug 10, 2017, 9:08 PM

    A chess move is not an atom of Chess Universe. There is something even smaller and simpler than a single move. It is the power effects that pieces are producing (due to [1a] and [1b] in the list below). Every move,...

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    How Chess.com's 100-Person Virtual Team Works Together

    erik Aug 9, 2017, 4:58 PM

    This month we finally hit 100 team members. Ummm, what? Why on earth would Chess.com have 100 people on staff? Fair question. And your follow-up might be, Wait, and you don’t have any offices? Anywhere? No,...

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