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  • How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?'s Thumbnail

    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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    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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    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...

  • Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess's Thumbnail

    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's Thumbnail

    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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    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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    Chess and Checkers

    Norchella Jul 6, 2017, 8:19 AM

    Checkers can be a lot easier than Chess. Chess is very different from Checkers but also very much alike. They are alike by having the same board and the same amount of pieces. Sometimes they have the same colors.

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    Not-So-Grand Coverage of the Grand Chess Tour Heads to Belgium for Leg 2!

    C_Hernandez Jun 28, 2017, 6:51 AM

    Continuing our coverage of the Grand Chess Tour, we cross the border from France into Belgium for the second leg, being touted as: "The Tussle in Brussels".  And while we're waiting for the event to get underway,...

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