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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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    I’m Still Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 29, 2017, 3:01 AM

    In my first "Passionate About Squares" article I demonstrated how important it is to create weak squares in the enemy camp (often referred to as “holes”). In many cases putting one’s pieces (knights...

  • Celebrity Chess: Hutch vs Urschel's Thumbnail

    Celebrity Chess: Hutch vs Urschel

    pete Jun 7, 2017, 4:59 AM

    UPDATE: The event has been moved to Wednesday, July 5 at 3 p.m. Pacific (6 p.m. Eastern.) The fast-growing world of eSports streaming meets professional football as the popular Twitch streamer "Hutch" will face...

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  • Magnus Carlsen To Play FIDE World Cup's Thumbnail

    Magnus Carlsen To Play FIDE World Cup

    PeterDoggers Jul 24, 2017, 6:29 AM

    It's almost unprecedented that a reigning world champion is participating in a cycle for the next world championship, but this year it will happen. Magnus Carlsen will be playing the FIDE World Cup in September...

  • Defying Own Odds, Liang Wins U.S. Junior's Thumbnail

    Defying Own Odds, Liang Wins U.S. Junior

    FM MikeKlein Jul 18, 2017, 11:36 AM

    "Maybe 10 to 15 percent," were the pre-round chances IM Awonder Liang gave himself to win the 2017 U.S. Junior Championship without even needing a tiebreak. "It was just a lot of luck that I happened to be...

  • Kasparov To Play St. Louis Rapid, Blitz's Thumbnail

    Kasparov To Play St. Louis Rapid, Blitz

    PeterDoggers Jul 5, 2017, 2:34 PM

    In 2005, Garry Kasparov retired from competitive chess. Since then, he only played exhibition games and simuls. But now he'll be back. For real. Kasparov at the Paris Grand Chess Tour Pro-Am day two weeks...

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  • 4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius: Part 3's Thumbnail

    4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius: Part 3

    IM dpruess Dec 14, 2016, 3:35 PM

    They say chess is tactics, tactics, tactics! Well, they are right, and IM David Pruess is here with another exercise to challenge your tactical skills. A lot of players do simple tactical patterns often, but Pruess...

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    Tactics Challenge 3: IM Rensch Gets Stumped!

    IM DanielRensch Dec 23, 2016, 7:09 PM

    IM Daniel Rensch is back to give Tactics Trainer a piece of his mind: the last sane piece ;) Will he be able to solve everything the Trainer throws at him or will he be tripped up by the subtleties of these challenging...

  • Tactics Challenge 2: Streaking For Green's Thumbnail

    Tactics Challenge 2: Streaking For Green

    IM DanielRensch Dec 23, 2016, 12:52 PM

    IM Danny Rensch is back to battle with the Chess.com Tactics Trainer. Can he get a streak of all green or will he be tripped up on his road to perfection?

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