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  • The Lonely Knight Checkmate's Thumbnail

    The Lonely Knight Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 18, 2017, 12:13 AM

    After my very first lesson at the chess club of the Pioneer Palace, our coach gave us a simple checkmate-in-three-moves puzzle. Immediately our most advanced players started shouting that it is an absolutely impossible...

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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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    Advance to Ventnor II

    batgirl Jun 14, 2017, 11:44 AM

    1941 The 1941 Ventnor City Invitational took place on the Municipal Pier from July 5-13.      Of those initially invited, Jack Collins, Harry Morris and Olaf Uvestad couldn't...

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    Tactics Abound As Russia Leads In World Team Championship

    NM SamCopeland Jun 22, 2017, 7:13 PM

    Never question the the home team. After round two in the World Team Championship, Russia trailed China and the Poland by one match point. After round five, they have switched places, leapfrogging China and Poland...

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    Carlsen Leads Paris Grand Chess Tour After Day 2

    PeterDoggers Jun 22, 2017, 2:49 PM

    Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after two days of play at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He is still one point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura, after both players scored two wins and then drew each other on Thursday. The...

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    Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2017, 5:10 PM

    Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru...

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  • How Many Wins Can You Miss?'s Thumbnail

    How Many Wins Can You Miss?

    GM JRLOK Jun 5, 2017, 12:35 PM

    Can GM Dzindzichashvili make it through one of Pete's pathetic chess games without losing his mind? Find out what went wrong on this hilarious member-game analysis.

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    Karjakin's Winning Strategy: Beating Topalov

    GM vegasicilia Apr 15, 2016, 1:00 PM

    How did GM Sergey Karjakin beat GM Veselin Topalov in the 2016 Candidates’ Tournament, helping him advance to challenge Magnus Carlsen this fall? GM Ivan Sokolov has a comprehensive lesson on one of the most...

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    Chess Road Trip: Europe

    FM MikeKlein Jul 14, 2015, 12:39 PM

    FM Mike Klein tours the chess games of Europe in this rapid-fire video. Analyzing seven of the best games the continent has to offer, FM Klein shows you amazing tactics and beautiful combinations. Take fun...

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Milliern Jun 23, 2017, 9:22 AM

    My trip to Las Vegas was a success.  It doesn’t look particularly great on paper, but a mental catalog of what I accomplished tells a different story.  In either case, my trip was shrouded with fear and loathing;...

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    Know Your Chess Symbols

    NM eltenedor Jun 22, 2017, 11:55 PM

        I've been teaching my students how to annotate their games, and along with it, the symbols for annotation. These symbols are extremely useful for not only describing a move, but the evaluation of a position...

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    The Game of Chess Teaches Children Important Life Skills

    Vineetrahne Jun 22, 2017, 10:25 PM

    Many children play computer games that are addictive adversely. A portion of the drawbacks to computer game playing are: the exceptional requirement for moment satisfaction, playing constant for quite a long time...

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