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    Why Was Kasparov Deep Thinking?

    GM Gserper Aug 26, 2017, 12:02 AM

    Challenge yourselves and you will challenge the world. —Garry Kasparov, "Deep Thinking" In last week's article we stated the obvious fact that the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament was effectively...

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    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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    Las mejores jugadas de Botvinnik

    FM LuisFSiles Sep 15, 2017, 7:01 AM

    Mihail Botvinnik no solo se considera el patriarca de la Escuela Soviética, sino que sus aportes a nuestro juego y al modo científico de contemplarlo, han perdurado durante años. En el vídeo vemos ejemplos que...

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    Botvinnik Knows His Chess Patterns

    GM Ginger_GM Oct 18, 2016, 3:04 PM

    What kind of person did it take to build the Russian school of chess? The patriarch, Mikhail Botvinnik, was a scientific and analytical thinker whose knowledge of chess patterns was unparalleled. Join GM Simon Williams...

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    Tania Sachdev On Botvinnik's IQP Lesson

    IM Tania_S Jan 1, 2016, 5:59 PM

    IM Tania Sachdev makes her Chess.com video debut with this comprehensive lesson on the isolated queen’s pawn. Should you fear an isolated pawn structure? Tania and Tarrasch both say no! Learn all about this...

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    DeirdreSkye Sep 13, 2017, 1:07 AM

          As far as I know(and I might be wrong) , Spassky is the only top 10 player that has  played the hippo while he still was top 10(No 2 specifically).And he played it not once but twice and not in an unimportant...

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    The Ruy Lopez with Black (in the hands of the Great Masters)

    kamalakanta Sep 6, 2017, 4:15 PM

    The inspiration for this blog started by observing a common theme between Zukertort and Alexandra Kosteniuk, mainly in the Closed Ruy, when White decides to attack with a pawn storm on the Kingside, gaining space...

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    The search for improvement #2

    JamesAgadir Sep 1, 2017, 1:27 PM

    black to move   This position is a draw, the plan is simple, get the king to g5 and then push the pawn, the rook cannot stop the pawn without freeing the king who arrives just in time to force the draw. The only...

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