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  • The Fake News Awards For Chess's Thumbnail

    The Fake News Awards For Chess

    pete Jan 17, 2018, 3:21 PM

    The concept of "fake news" is itself in the news recently. While most of the fake news discussed these days is about politics, there is plenty of fake news in our favorite game. Stronger players should be able...

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    How To Quickly Gain Rating Points

    GM Gserper Jan 12, 2018, 11:49 PM

    In one of my recent articles, I asked readers to share their goals for 2018. Despite my explicit warning that the goal of gaining rating points can be counterproductive, this is exactly what majority of our...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 2

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2018, 9:16 PM

    CHESS LIFE Chess Life, of course, has had its good times and bad times; the late 1970s brought about a cut in the page-count while the Fischer drop in membership forced austerity, including removing many columnists....

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    Nakamura Visits South African Chess Events

    FM MikeKlein Jan 18, 2018, 5:22 PM

    South Africa doesn't show up on these news pages often, but a flurry of events took place this month in Johannesburg. Local chess officials wanted to put their country more on the world chess map, and pulled out...

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    Mamedyarov Surges As Tata Steel Goes Sesame Street

    PeterDoggers Jan 18, 2018, 4:12 AM

    In the fifth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov joined Anish Giri and Viswanathan Anand in the lead. On Wednesday the masters played their games in the Institute for Sound...

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    PRO Chess League Begins With Carlsen And More

    FM MikeKlein Jan 17, 2018, 2:59 PM

    The second season of the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League is scaled down, and beefed up at the same time. The league kicks off tomorrow with a full slate of week-one matchups. Gone is the unwieldy 48-team...

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  • The Best Chess Of 2017: Part 1's Thumbnail

    The Best Chess Of 2017: Part 1

    IM DanielRensch Dec 28, 2017, 9:43 PM

    Before the ball drops to end 2017, IM Daniel Rensch is here with his own countdown: the best chess games of the year. Sit back and relive the year in chess with this fun and instructive video, and stay tuned for...

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    How To Checkmate: Opera Mate

    GM Ginger_GM Oct 2, 2017, 6:49 PM

    It's a checkmate inspired by the most famous chess game of all time: The Paul Morphy opera house classic. Find out how you can apply Morphy's genius to your own games.

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    Time: Counter-Attacking In The Opening

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 13, 2017, 11:21 AM

    Often the opening is the best phase of a chess game to use time -- and launch a deadly counterattack. GM Williams concludes his series on using time on the chessboard with this advanced lesson.

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