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    Advance to Ventnor I

    batgirl May 31, 2017, 1:23 PM

    Introduction      Ventnor City is a charming resort community on New Jersey's Absecon Island, snuggled between Margate City and the more famous Atlantic City.  In the Spring...

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    American Woman - Part VI

    batgirl Mar 1, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    Charles de Maurian: Problemist

    batgirl Oct 19, 2016, 12:40 PM

         Charles de Maurian, well known as Paul Morphy's childhood and life-long friend, developed very quickly as a chess player.  He began learning the game from Morphy during the 1853-4...

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    Greatest Chess Minds: Gligorić - Part 9

    GM dbojkov Oct 14, 2013, 6:55 PM

    Gligoric was way too good to just show off his best draws, so GM Bojkov is back to give the Yugoslavian GM his full credit. Today he shows a classical treatment against the Nimzo, whereby Black has one piece offsides...

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    Member Analysis: Violation of Basic Principles

    GM JRLOK Dec 4, 2011, 10:13 PM

    The Dzindzinator is back, and you might want to sit down before you hear his critiques of black's play in this Member Analysis video! He expounds upon the importance of development, and why players should not be...

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    My First Win In Thirty Years!

    SonofPearl Jun 19, 2017, 12:56 PM

    Welcome once again to my blog, where I have decided to analyse all my OTB (Over The Board) chess games for my local club Pontypridd played during the season 2016/17. After abandoning competitive chess at the tender...

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    Backup Plans

    TadrodderTots Jun 17, 2017, 6:07 AM

    Should we tell him he's not playing chess?Maybe tomorrow, he's having too much funFor historical purposes, Marion Tinsley was the world champion checkers player.  Lost five games to humans in a 45 year career.  Mr....

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    Pioneers of Soviet women's chess

    Spektrowski Jun 15, 2017, 12:40 AM

    Small biographical articles written by Elizaveta Bykova in the early 1950s for her book Sovetskie Shakhmatistki, with relevant games and interviews if there were any included. Games annotated by Bykova unless noted...

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