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  • The World Computer Championships: A History's Thumbnail

    The World Computer Championships: A History

    DavidLevyLondon Jul 7, 2017, 6:27 PM

    [Editor's note: David Levy is the president of the International Computer Games Association.]  The history of chess programs competing in tournaments is exactly 50 years old. In February 1967 the program...

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    Advance to Ventnor II

    batgirl Jun 14, 2017, 11:44 AM

    1941 The 1941 Ventnor City Invitational took place on the Municipal Pier from July 5-13.      Of those initially invited, Jack Collins, Harry Morris and Olaf Uvestad couldn't...

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    More Of Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 9, 2017, 1:03 AM

    Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier was born in 1929 and he died in April 2017. The purpose of this two-part series is to let you enjoy the attacking genius of one of America’s most talented players (you can find...

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  • Botvinnik Knows His Chess Patterns's Thumbnail

    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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    Tactical Trademark

    Funology Jul 14, 2017, 11:50 PM

    When you study the games of very strong players, you start to notice a few patterns. Most players have favourite strategic themes that they employ in game after game. Petrosian saved countless lost positions with...

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    The fluctuating value of the pieces - Knights

    FangBo Jul 7, 2017, 7:50 AM

    Hello again, in this chapter I will mainly focus on the importance of getting knights to outposts, and how to achieve this, and I`ll demonstrate a couple of examples where a knight is more valuable than a rook....

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    From AVRO 1938 to Norway Chess and back

    ArnieChipmunk Jun 19, 2017, 2:33 AM

    Last week I went to Norway, to see the strongest chess tournament since AVRO 1938. The legendary AVRO tournament, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has captured my imagination ever since my granddad, who taught...

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