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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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  • Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess's Thumbnail

    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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    Guseinov Wins Last Speed Chess Qualifier

    NM SamCopeland Apr 26, 2017, 9:56 AM

    The winning score in all four Speed Chess qualifiers was 8.5 points. On Tuesday, only GM Gadir Guseinov made that mark. He wins the final qualification spot for the Speed Chess Championships, joining GMs Sergey...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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  • Two puzzles from a daily's Thumbnail

    Two puzzles from a daily

    szajic Apr 27, 2017, 7:29 AM

    This game was a Ruy Lopez Berlin defense that rapidly simplified. Puzzle #1: Puzzle #2:  

  • The Gastineau Garden Party 1873. A Chess Photograph.'s Thumbnail

    The Gastineau Garden Party 1873. A Chess Photograph.

    simaginfan Apr 27, 2017, 5:29 AM

    Standing. Left to right. J. Lovelock, ( committee member, City of London Chess Club) Bernhard Horwitz, William Norwood Potter, John Lowenthal, Henry F. Down (Honorary Secretary, City of London chess Club) Joseph...

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    Endgame Tips

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 26, 2017, 9:50 PM

      The endgame is the time when there are less pieces on the board, generally not including pawns. The role of king safety begins to lessen as pieces exit the arena. The king in turn often becomes a more active force. Generally...

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