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  • The Chess Endgame Every Beginner Should Know's Thumbnail

    The Chess Endgame Every Beginner Should Know

    louisathomas Nov 28, 2017, 11:39 PM

    Chess is a game of dramatic possibility. Within a few moves, the number of potential positions is in the millions. Soon, there are more permutations than a human could count in a lifetime. This is well known; you...

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    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

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    7 Reasons To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura Thursday

    pete Oct 20, 2016, 4:43 AM

    Attention all chess fans: This is not a drill. This Thursday, Magnus Carlsen faces Hikaru Nakamura for the inaugural Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. It's the match we've all been waiting for,...

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    KING'S POWERS !!

    PRANTIKDAS Oct 19, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Today, I am going to explain a very basic principle of chess. Most of us are pretty aware that, in the endgame the king can be a mighty power. Many of our coaches tell this. But to think, WHY? And most of us don't...

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    Preparing For Your Child's First Chess Tournament

    NM SamCopeland Sep 30, 2017, 12:01 PM

    "Is my child ready for a chess tournament?" As a chess coach, I get this question all the time. My answer is invariably yes! If your child knows the rules to chess and enjoys the game, they are quite ready to try...

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    Saving Lives in Mississippi -- Birth of the Wingfield Chess Team

    beth_thrasher Aug 23, 2017, 9:42 PM

    The title of this post may seem over-dramatic, but when you consider that the Wingfield High School Chess Team formed amidst neighborhoods plagued by generational poverty, crime, rampant gun violence, gang activity...

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