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    The Dean of American Chess

    batgirl Nov 28, 2017, 10:00 PM

       The expression "Dean of American Chess"  officially refers to specific individuals whose contribution to American Chess deserves special recognition and, as such, the title is considered the...

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    How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?

    louisathomas Aug 9, 2017, 3:49 AM

    I recently told a friend that I had been playing a lot of chess. “How good are you?” she asked. I brightened, interpreting the question as an invitation for a game. “No, I don’t play,”...

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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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    World Peace Through Chess, The Triple Crown, And Other News

    FM MikeKlein Jul 4, 2017, 12:43 AM

    In this edition of "In Other News," Chess.com's monthly odds-and-ends of chess news, you'll see that the chess "Triple Crown" is about as rare are horse racing. Chess is also used several times to advance world...

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    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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    Nakamura, So Among U.S. Champs Leaders

    FM MikeKlein Mar 31, 2017, 7:25 PM

    There are no longer easy title defenses in St. Louis. GM Gata Kamsky used to win U.S. championship titles in bunches earlier this decade, but those days are over. Even the Sinquefield Cup, also held...

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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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    Who Is The Best Chessplayer of all Times? A Holiday Reflection

    ErikVanDijk Dec 29, 2017, 9:33 AM

    Introduction   Sometimes chess players are like human beings...   This is especially clear when following those passionate - and often even antagonistic - discussions and debates about the choice of the best chess...

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    Worst Excuses for Losing

    pipxr Dec 1, 2017, 12:29 AM

    believe me these are so funny you should see it. more than 1.5k responses on the forum  check it out --> https://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/worst-excuses-for-losing  Best Responses Thread: 1ST PLACER camter   #126May...

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    Eduard Peichel has died

    GM Mikhail_Golubev Jul 11, 2017, 7:30 AM

    Eduard Peichel has died, the director of chess&checkers club(s) in Odessa 1964-2014. He was the worst person in Ukrainian chess whom I knew.More in Russian here: https://www.facebook.com/mikhail.golubev/posts/10209930880857401

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