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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,...

  • Aperturas de ajedrez en 15 min: El Gambito Budapest's Thumbnail

    Aperturas de ajedrez en 15 min: El Gambito Budapest

    FM LuisFSiles Mar 31, 2017, 6:55 AM

    El Gambito Budapest es de los pocos planteamientos de apertura que, pese a contener muchos trucos, celadas e ideas de ataque, no cuenta con una refutación. Y es que la mayoría de gambitos arriesgados...

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    PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

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    GM Arthur Bisguier, 1929-2017

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 8:57 AM

    GM Arthur Bisguier, one of America's greatest chess players of the 20th century, died on Wednesday at the age of 87 while in a care facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Cover...

  • Carlsen, So, Caruana, MVL In PRO Chess 1/4 Finals's Thumbnail

    Carlsen, So, Caruana, MVL In PRO Chess 1/4 Finals

    PeterDoggers Mar 14, 2017, 8:16 AM

    With Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, four of the world's top five grandmasters will be competing this Wednesday in the quarterfinals of Chess.com's Professional Rapid Online...

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    Chess Restaurants, Trains, And The End Of Chess Mysteries

    FM MikeKlein Mar 13, 2017, 12:27 PM

    If there's such a thing as an "ice hotel" then surely a chess-themed restaurant can't be too outlandish, right? This month's "In Other News" has the usual smörgåsbord of offerings, including the...

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  • A Near Miss GM Norm's Thumbnail

    A Near Miss GM Norm

    IM Keaton87 Sep 7, 2015, 5:01 PM

    IM Keaton Kiewra is back from the tournament trail and ready to share to chess knowledge with you. Join IM Kiewra as he discusses a very close call in Budapest where he nearly earned his final GM norm. Watch...

  • Live Session: Budapest Blitz!'s Thumbnail

    Live Session: Budapest Blitz!

    IM Keaton87 May 19, 2015, 8:14 PM

    IM Keaton Kiewra is back with a live blitz session on Chess.com, explaining his ideas in real time as he plays. Starting out with a Budapest Gambit, IM Kiewra reveals a deep knowledge of opening theory as he...

  • The Budapest Gambit! - Part 3's Thumbnail

    The Budapest Gambit! - Part 3

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 6, 2014, 4:33 PM

    GM Williams shows the first game her ever played against the Budapest Gambit, some 10 years ago. He played the somewhat offbeat e4 and got advanced pawns and better development in return for his fractured structure....

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  • Simul game on Sunday at 9:00 am's Thumbnail

    Simul game on Sunday at 9:00 am

    IM attilaturzo May 20, 2017, 12:29 PM

    Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in a simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30...

  • Barcza - Keres. Estonia - Hungary Match 1957.'s Thumbnail

    Barcza - Keres. Estonia - Hungary Match 1957.

    simaginfan Apr 29, 2017, 2:17 AM

        In another post, I added a game by the neglected Hungarian Grandmaster Gideon Barcza.  He was, in the words of Gufeld, a Grandmaster when it meant something. May add more details on him later, but as an illustration...

  • The Mighty Budapest Strikes Again's Thumbnail

    The Mighty Budapest Strikes Again

    logosx1 Apr 18, 2017, 10:45 PM

    This evening I played a game at Bernice's Bakery against Scott Caldwell, who drew white against me and ventured the queen's gambit knowing full well that I would play the Budapest, the opening I upset him with at...

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