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    Advance to Ventnor III

    batgirl Jun 28, 2017, 11:37 AM

    1943 The 1943 tournament was held from July 5th - July 11      Anthony Santasiere and Pfc. George Shainswift shared the $50 first prize award.  Santasiere, who espoused...

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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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    Sino-Russian Double Golds And Silvers At World Teams

    FM MikeKlein Jun 27, 2017, 4:38 PM

    Monday was opposite day in Russia. Despite Russian men winning four prior World Team Championships and Chinese women winning three of the first five, the two nations ending up flipping sections and winning the inverse. China...

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    Athletes, Grandmasters Battle In Chess Pro-Am

    FM MikeKlein Jun 26, 2017, 6:42 PM

    What happens when you combine six professional athletes with six premier mental athletes? At the inaugural The Players' Tribune and Chess.com Pro-Am Chess Tournament, you get moments of serious chess, bouts of raucousness,...

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    Tactics Abound As Russia Leads In World Team Championship

    NM SamCopeland Jun 22, 2017, 7:13 PM

    Never question the the home team. After round two in the World Team Championship, Russia trailed China and the Poland by one match point. After round five, they have switched places, leapfrogging China and Poland...

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  • Five of my favourite puzzles!'s Thumbnail

    Five of my favourite puzzles!

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 28, 2017, 4:37 AM

    Puzzles; don't you just love them? My biggest leap in terms of chess development happened in the bath... Yes, that's right, the bath! Let me explain. I used to love chilling in the bath for about 30 minutes...

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    Philidor Position d/e-file(Rook End Game)

    parvinder_khari Jun 28, 2017, 1:44 AM

    This blog/video is about Rook end game – Philidor Position. When you are one pawn down and both you and your opponent left with one Rook each. Pleasure of taking win from the hands of your opponent by forcing a...

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    A patzer’s lament...

    threebees Jun 27, 2017, 9:35 PM

    An old bull and a young bull were standing on a hill… We’ve all heard the story but just in case you managed to miss it, here’s a link.   The same can be said of chess players. Some of us grow old loving the game...

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