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  • The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy's Thumbnail

    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The 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, Elfim Geller,...

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    El Muro de Piedra en 15 minutos

    FM LuisFSiles May 5, 2017, 9:43 AM

    El Sistema Stonewall, conocido como Muro de Piedra, es la última de mis recomendaciones en la serie Aperturas de Ajedrez en 15 minutos. Ya comenté en el vídeo y artículo Las 5 defensas...

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    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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  • Wim Andriessen, Founder Of New In Chess, 1938-2017's Thumbnail

    Wim Andriessen, Founder Of New In Chess, 1938-2017

    PeterDoggers May 19, 2017, 2:53 AM

    Wim Andriessen was one of those figures who, while remaining mostly in the background, changed the chess world significantly. The founder and publisher of New In Chess died on Sunday among family at his home in...

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    World's Top 10 To Play At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Feb 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

    This week the organizers of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament announced a most spectacular field for the 2017 edition. The current world's top 10 will be playing. It's the organizers' (and sponsors'!)...

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    Carlsen, Karjakin Draw Game 12; Playoffs Wednesday

    FM MikeKlein Nov 28, 2016, 11:35 AM

    The big question for today's deciding game at the 2016 world chess championship was answered as soon as it was uttered. Tied 5.5-5.5, how much would GM Magnus Carlsen push with White against GM Sergey...

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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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    Botvinnik vs Capablanca: Pawns And Pieces

    FM ImmortalTechnique Oct 22, 2015, 3:22 PM

    FM Elliot Liu is back with the third and final part of his video series on the immortal classic, Botvinnik vs. Capablanca AVRO 1938. In this thrilling finale, witness Botvinnik's much lauded sacrifice to overcame...

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    kamalakanta May 27, 2017, 9:22 AM

    This post is dedicated to games where the normal value of pieces does not apply...due to diferent factors...a direct attack...or time for development....a specific pawn structure that allows for this.... I will...

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    Peter Arsenyevich Romanovsky

    simaginfan May 20, 2017, 6:48 AM

    Romanovsky was one of the foremost figures in the development of chess in the Soviet Union. In deciding to write a post on him it quickly became clear that a proper appreciation would turn into a book. Romanov's...

  • B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik attack, 5..e6 - A game in the Portsmouth & District leagure 2016/2017's Thumbnail

    B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik attack, 5..e6 - A game in the Portsmouth & District leagure 2016/2017

    Emsworth-Sussex May 16, 2017, 1:44 PM

    This was an interesting game for me in that I indentified and executed a 'proper' simple plan.  My opponent had an isolated Queen's pawn early on, so I gained control of the square in front and the attacked it. My...

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