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  • Kasparov: What Went Wrong?'s Thumbnail

    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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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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    Hou Yifan Scores Historic Victory In Biel

    NM SamCopeland Aug 2, 2017, 9:33 AM

    Eight months in, Hou Yifan is celebrating her apex in a tumultuous 2017. She began the year with a controversial low; intentionally throwing a game in the Gibraltar Chess Festival to protest the statistically unlikely...

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    'Mr Dortmund' Starts With A Loss Again

    PeterDoggers Jul 16, 2017, 3:06 AM

    "Mr Dortmund" Vladimir Kramnik is playing in the Sparkassen Chess Meeting for the 24th time, and won the tournament a record ten times. His 11th title is a bit further away after he started with a loss, to...

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    So Beats Anand In Final, Clinches Leon

    PeterDoggers Jul 10, 2017, 6:27 AM

    In a tournament where Wesley So committed one of the most bizarre blunders of recent years, he ended up winning the Leon tournament by beating Viswanathan Anand in the final. So brought his sunglasses to Leon...

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  • Las mejores jugadas de Bobby Fischer's Thumbnail

    Las mejores jugadas de Bobby Fischer

    FM LuisFSiles Jul 28, 2017, 3:49 AM

    Bobby Fischer es para muchos el mejor jugador de la historia del ajedrez. En este vídeo tienes la oportunidad de disfrutar con el ajedrez creativo del campeón americano, pero también de progresar con los conceptos...

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    Bobby Fischer's Amazing Knight Move

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 28, 2016, 11:18 AM

    GM Simon Williams continues his series on the greatest piece maneuvers of all time with a shocking knight maneuver played by Fischer in a five-minute game. Williams then presents one of his own games where he outplayed...

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    Ruy Lopez: The Verdict On 4...Nf6

    GM vegasicilia Jan 23, 2016, 3:40 PM

    GM Ivan Sokolov continues his lesson on in-depth Ruy Lopez theory with the most common fourth move, …Nf6. If you play the Ruy Lopez from either side, you absolutely must know the consequences of this move. Learn...

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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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    5 Best Books About Chess

    JamesPorter123123 Aug 18, 2017, 11:52 PM

    Believe it or not, the number of chess fans is growing tremendously every day. In fact, most people are finding it as one of the most fun game to play. As a result, there is a growing demand for chess books that...

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    Augsut 2017 Prodigy Program with Karpov Detailed Announcement

    GeniusKJ Aug 12, 2017, 7:09 AM

    12th World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov is teaching in the August 2017 month of the Prodigy Program - the program that helped create the youngest-ever chess master in American history! Registration for the...

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