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  • Kasparov: What Went Wrong?'s Thumbnail

    Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

    GM Gserper Aug 19, 2017, 9:06 PM

    The St. Louis rapid and blitz tournament was definitely the most anticipated chess event of the year. Even people who remember chess only when they see a puzzle in the Sunday column of their local newspaper...

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    Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

  • Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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  • Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?'s Thumbnail

    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...

  • Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis's Thumbnail

    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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  • Dominating Class A Players (1800-1999)'s Thumbnail

    Dominating Class A Players (1800-1999)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 7:05 PM

        Class A Players: Game #1   Just a cool sicillian game in which I dominated a strong 1873 opponent...       Class A Players: Game #2   Here is a recent game vs a 1873 in which I lose on time.  Unfortunately,...

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    Dominating Chess Engines (2800+)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 7:01 PM

      Top Engines: Game #1  Chess.com Level 10 vs 1.F4!? Recently I nearly consecutively crushed a large number of opponents in less than 20 moves, with incredibly high CAPS scores of (98-99.8)!  Surely I am not playing...

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    Dominating Class B Players (1600-1799)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 6:55 PM

    Class B Players: Game #1   The following game was 15/10 time controls, but both players hardly used any of their time before the game ended early in mate!  White played 18/20 perfect moves, with a 99.26 CAPS.  Whites...

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