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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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    Chess Goes Podcasting: Listen To Your Favorites

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 2:58 AM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

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    ChessCenter: Magnus Wins Everything

    ChessCenter Dec 17, 2015, 8:28 PM

    Reports of Magnus Carlsen’s downfall were slightly premature. The world chess champion won everything worth winning in London, and ChessCenter has your full report. Did you know that Magnus also appeared with...

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    Opening Traps for Beginners: Scholar's & Other f7 Tricks!

    IM TigerLilov Jan 9, 2013, 10:30 AM

    With his latest video lecture targeted towards beginner level players, FM Lilov reviews the common traps and tricks white might play for against the "Achilles Heel" of black's position. He reviews the Scholar's...

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    The secret top players keep to themselves and how I discovered it.

    GmPrice Mar 29, 2017, 1:52 PM

     When I first started chess, and even for several several years after I was always slightly confused as to what I am supposed to be playing after the opening moves. I'd develop sensibly (so i thought) and eventually...

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    Preparation day 5: English with black, walking

    IM attilaturzo Mar 27, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Today I solved a few checkmate puzzles and then started to search for study material against the english opening with black. I share a few checkmates: I found these books helpful:   Grandmaster Repertoire...

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    Harry the h-pawn's friends

    LogansportHS Mar 26, 2017, 3:52 PM

    During the Pro Chess League Finals, many in the chat did not know or remember the names of Harry's friends. They are Andrew, Barry, Cedric, Dodgy Dave, Egbert, Freddie, and Gary, according to GM Simon Williams in...

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