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  • Who Is The Bizarre Grandmaster?'s Thumbnail

    Who Is The Bizarre Grandmaster?

    GM Gserper Apr 30, 2017, 1:36 AM

    It's a shame that the grandmaster Nigel Short is not as well known to the general public as much as he used to be.   In the 1990s he was one of the best chess players in the world and even played...

  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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  • Guseinov Wins Last Speed Chess Qualifier's Thumbnail

    Guseinov Wins Last Speed Chess Qualifier

    NM SamCopeland Apr 26, 2017, 9:56 AM

    The winning score in all four Speed Chess qualifiers was 8.5 points. On Tuesday, only GM Gadir Guseinov made that mark. He wins the final qualification spot for the Speed Chess Championships, joining GMs Sergey...

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    Aronian New Leader At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 19, 2017, 4:40 PM

    Hou Yifan missed a draw and lost an instructive endgame to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today at the Grenke Chess Classic. The new leader is Levon Aronian, who won against Matthias Bluebaum. Levon Aronian,...

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    'Dinosaur' Onischuk Joins Akobian, So For U.S. Champs Finish Sunday

    FM MikeKlein Apr 8, 2017, 6:42 PM

    Stop me if you've heard this one: "A 20-something, a 30-something, and a 40-something lead the U.S. Championship..." It's not the setup to a joke, but it is the setup to a unpredictable finish at the 2017 U.S....

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  • ChessCenter: Who Will Win The PRO Chess League?'s Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Who Will Win The PRO Chess League?

    ChessCenter Mar 16, 2017, 2:12 PM

    Will Magnus Carlsen lead his Gnomes to PRO Chess League glory? The team discusses this and more, as chess was big in the news this month, with Carlsen on The Simpsons, women's chess made international headlines,...

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    Super GM Rooking Endings: Giri's Blunders!

    GM AlexYermo Mar 15, 2016, 9:45 PM

    Yermo continues his discussion of Modern Rook Endings with Giri vs Caruana from Wijk aan Zee! Watch as all the Rook Endgame theory you've already learned comes together to build positions that are as instructive...

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    ChessCenter: Candidates' Tournament, Reykjavik Open Ends

    ChessCenter Mar 18, 2016, 5:19 AM

    This week on Chess Center, Chess.com's team of reporters bring you the latest updates from the on going 2016 Candidates' Tournament including Nakamura's shocking blunder! News of Gupta's outstanding win in Reykjavik...

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  • Evans Memorial 2:  ...and then it's not's Thumbnail

    Evans Memorial 2: ...and then it's not

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 27, 2017, 8:46 AM

    I had gotten very little sleep, though I did manage some breakfast at the hotel diner.  (I had not set foot out of the casino since Thursday; they are designed to encourage this.)  When I came down to the tournament...

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    Junior 4NCL 2016/17

    DBowcott Apr 23, 2017, 1:10 PM

    The Junior 4NCL is held annually, bringing the best of the best from the junior squads across the English and Welsh counties, putting them into teams of 4 and setting them against each other. This year, Warwickshire...

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    GRENKE Classic 4: Aronian takes over

    Pal2855 Apr 20, 2017, 4:37 AM

    Levon Aronian won his second game in a row to take a half point lead into the final three rounds of the 2017 GRENKE Chess Classic. His victim was 19-year-old Matthias Bluebaum, who made an opening blunder that condemned...

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