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  • Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits's Thumbnail

    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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    Should We Trust Computers?

    GM Gserper Aug 6, 2017, 12:09 AM

    The question whether to trust computers might sound pointless since we really have no choice in the modern world. Think about it: if a computer of one of the nuclear superpowers goes berserk, then it can potentially...

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    Your Favorite Grandmasters As Emoji

    News Aug 2, 2017, 5:12 AM

    In honor of "The Emoji Movie" (and its certified six percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes), we've decided to assign emoji to some of the best chess players in the world. Let us know if you agree with our...

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    Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 19, 2017, 9:23 PM

    Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team...

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    On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

    FM MikeKlein Aug 18, 2017, 3:14 PM

    In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from...

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    Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis

    FM MikeKlein Aug 17, 2017, 9:30 PM

    Today was a day for short sleeves and short memories. At day four of the inaugural St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, the time control shrank to five minutes per side with a three-second delay. That means, unlike with...

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    Calculate To Win

    GM GMMelik Jun 21, 2017, 2:20 PM

    Calculation is the most basic skill in chess, but that just means that everyone from a beginner to Magnus Carlsen can stand to improve that skill. Find out how in this lesson.

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    ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?

    ChessCenter May 28, 2017, 6:46 PM

    WFM Alexandra Botez and IM Danny Rensch discuss whether female titles and female-only chess events should exist. Don't miss some spectacular chess moves, all the Speed Champs and Grand Prix news, plus our look ahead...

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    Advanced Tactics: Expect The Unexpected

    GM CCSCA May 9, 2017, 7:08 PM

    What's the best way to prepare for unexpected tactics? Work on expecting them. Could it really be that easy? GM Ben Finegold draws on his own experience plus Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand to teach you.

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    General Advice for Chess Improvement

    WhackDot Aug 17, 2017, 10:17 AM

    All I can give is general advice. Though there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how to improve I can say in all seriousness that it all hinges on tactical ability. Richard Teichmann is attributed...

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    Kasparov Back in the Game!

    Mihai-Stefan Aug 13, 2017, 12:03 PM

    Yes, that's right! The legend Garry Kasparov is back in action playing rated Rapid and Blitz in Saint Louis! This is the fourth event of The Grand Chess Tour, starting right after The Sinquefield Cup (see my article here). The...

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    Sinquefield Cup 2017 - French Glory

    GM alexcolovic Aug 13, 2017, 9:56 AM

    Final analysis of the Sinquefield Cup. Vachier's last-round masterpiece, insights from Carlsen's use of intuition and Anand's brilliance among the most important points. Enjoy it here.

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