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  • The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy's Thumbnail

    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    he Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller,...

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    The Amazing Chess Coincidence

    GM Gserper May 14, 2017, 6:59 AM

    In his book "School of Excellence: Endgame Analysis," IM Mark Dvoretsky analyzes two very similar endgames. He writes: "The game Sultan Khan-Tartakower, played in 1931, was indeed almost completely identical to...

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    My Secrets About Magnus Carlsen

    KajaMSnare May 10, 2017, 2:05 PM

    First let me introduce myself: My name is Kaja Snare. I am a sports journalist from Norway. When asked by Chess.com if I can write this column, I said yes, because 1. It is great to be able to share with you my...

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  • Mamedyarov Breaks 2800, Catches Ding In Moscow's Thumbnail

    Mamedyarov Breaks 2800, Catches Ding In Moscow

    PeterDoggers May 15, 2017, 12:21 PM

    With yet another win, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov not only caught Ding Liren in first place at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow; the Azerbaijani also became the 13th player in history to break 2800 in the live ratings. Shakhriyar...

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    Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 8:38 AM

    On the day that Dutch king Willem-Alexander turned 50, Anish Giri was the king in Reykjavik. The Dutch number one won the Reykjavik Open with an undefeated 8.5/10 score, and finished ahead of four grandmasters who...

  • Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess's Thumbnail

    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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  • Bobby Fischer's Amazing Knight Move's Thumbnail

    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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    ChessCenter: Could Carlsen Beat Fischer?

    ChessCenter Dec 2, 2015, 6:39 PM

    The ChessCenter team tackles some interesting questions on this week’s episode. Could Magnus Carlsen beat Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal? Was Komodo's computer world championship performance the best ever? What...

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    A match within the match

    CM Aragon May 26, 2017, 10:23 AM

    Yesterday I enjoyed watching one of the first stages of the chess.com 2017 speed chess championship, usually the first rounds of a knockout event is less interesting but in this case the starting field is a Super...

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    So I Joined A Chess Club!

    SonofPearl May 25, 2017, 2:12 PM

    After many years spent feeding my chess habit via the wonders of the internet, and in particular Chess.com, I joined a chess club! In truth, I'm not exactly a newbie because like many chess addicts of my age (46,...

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    Enroll in May 2017 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand!

    GeniusKJ May 9, 2017, 11:15 AM

    Five-time World Champion GM Vishy Anand is back to teach in the May 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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