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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jun 19, 2017, 1:35 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 3/9/2017: Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have on...

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    Chess.com Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

    News Dec 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. Chess.com takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We...

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    Ethics Commission Proposes 3-Month Ban For Zhukova

    PeterDoggers May 11, 2017, 7:47 AM

    GM Natalia Zhukova has sent a document* in which she objects against the FIDE ethics commission's provisional decision to ban her for three months as a result of cheating allegations against WGM Mihaela Sandu at...

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    Organizers Expel Suspected Cheater In Dubai

    PeterDoggers Apr 7, 2017, 6:41 AM

    An amateur player was suspected of cheating and was removed from the Dubai Open. The Indian player Jeel Shah, 21 years old and rated 1764, was removed from the tournament after he was suspected of cheating....

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    "Borislav Ivanov Arrested In Bulgaria"

    PeterDoggers Mar 21, 2017, 3:56 AM

    Borislav Ivanov, the Bulgarian chess player who was strongly suspected of cheating in chess a few years ago, has been arrested in Bulgaria for forging documents. This was reported by Chessdom. Remember Borislav...

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    Old School With Uncle Yermo: Complete Show From 5-11-15

    ChessTV May 17, 2015, 6:24 PM

    Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Cheating in chess. Yermo explains why they topic can no longer be avoided, and explores the history of cheating. Enjoy this full...

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    Pardon Our Blunders: Highlights from 9-29-14

    ChessTV Oct 1, 2014, 6:19 PM

    Enjoy these highlights from the Sept. 29 broadcast of “Pardon Our Blunders,” where IM Daniel Rensch and Chess.com reporter Peter Doggers discuss a wide range of pressing chess topics. What do Daniel and Peter...

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    Pardon Our Blunders: Complete Show from 9-29-14

    ChessTV Oct 1, 2014, 6:13 PM

    Enjoy this full replay from the Sept. 29 broadcast of “Pardon Our Blunders,” where IM Daniel Rensch and Chess.com reporter Peter Doggers discuss a wide range of pressing chess topics. What do Daniel and Peter...

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    Comparative Analysis of Chess Tournaments in North America (Canada) and Japan

    Oraoradeki Jul 16, 2017, 8:02 AM

    Comparative Analysis of Chess Tournaments in North America (Canada) and Japan (If anyone wants to read this in Japanese, I will make it depending on demand). もし、このブログを日本語でご希望の方はご連絡ください。希望者多数の場合は作成いたします。 Hi everyone,   Today,...

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    Tactical Trademark

    Funology Jul 14, 2017, 11:50 PM

    When you study the games of very strong players, you start to notice a few patterns. Most players have favourite strategic themes that they employ in game after game. Petrosian saved countless lost positions with...

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    Month in Review: June 2017

    vjekpleh Jun 30, 2017, 9:20 PM

    18 games of 15/10 time control. 11 win, 6 loss, 1 draw.    How I win: win 1 (51 move). Queening a pawn in Q vs R+B endgame win 2 (73 move). Queening a pawn in K+P endgame win 3 (58 move). Queening a pawn in R vs...

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