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    Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?

    IM Silman Nov 22, 2017, 6:59 PM

    The Chess.com member LittlePawn988 wrote: Something really bugs me. I often hear players, of every level, talking about the strength of masters of the past and sometimes I find them really arrogant and disrespectful....

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    How To Learn From The Best

    GM Gserper Nov 11, 2017, 7:33 PM

    In one of my recent articles we analyzed the games of Rudolf Pitschak. As one of the readers correctly pointed out, he wasn't the best player in the world. Actually quite far from that! And yet we could learn something...

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    Double the Fun

    batgirl Nov 7, 2017, 7:16 AM

         A few months ago Chess.com introduced an individual version of four player chess called "Free For All."  Just recently a second version called "Teams" has been released.  Four player...

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    Carlsen In Speed Chess Final After Beating Grischuk

    PeterDoggers Nov 22, 2017, 3:00 AM

    Magnus Carlsen is the first player to reach the final of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship. On Tuesday the world champion beat Alexander Grischuk with a five-point margin despite losing the bullet segment. This...

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    Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

    pete Nov 18, 2017, 12:56 AM

    The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week. Stockfish placed clear first in the 10-engine...

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    The $1 Million Chess Puzzle

    FM MikeKlein Nov 2, 2017, 2:04 PM

    Forget all the Chess.com job postings seeking computer programmers. There's now a prize much higher than helping us code four-player chess. The Clay Mathematics Institute of America is offering a cool $1 million...

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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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