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    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Elfim Geller,...

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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know

    FM MikeKlein May 9, 2017, 2:41 AM

    You don't play 3-check on the Chess.com live server? That's a shame. I thought we could be friends. Why is the game great? All that opening theory that masters know more about? Yeah, it's all useless. Draws?...

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    Wim Andriessen, Founder Of New In Chess, 1938-2017

    PeterDoggers May 19, 2017, 2:53 AM

    Wim Andriessen was one of those figures who, while remaining mostly in the background, changed the chess world significantly. The founder and publisher of New In Chess died on Sunday among family at his home in...

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    3 Winners In Moscow; Rolex For Nakamura

    PeterDoggers May 18, 2017, 3:11 PM

    The top of the standings didn't change much despite three decisive games in round six of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The winners were Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, who both moved to plus-one, and Michael...

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    Mamedyarov Breaks 2800, Catches Ding In Moscow

    PeterDoggers May 15, 2017, 12:21 PM

    With yet another win, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov not only caught Ding Liren in first place at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow; the Azerbaijani also became the 13th player in history to break 2800 in the live ratings. Shakhriyar...

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    ChessCenter: Will Magnus Carlsen Win vs Grischuk?

    ChessCenter Aug 20, 2016, 10:47 PM

    Magnus Carlsen is ready to play the strongest online blitz match in chess history on Tuesday as he faces a final four with Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Find out who the ChessCenter...

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    2016 US Champs: 11 Moments That Made History

    FM MikeKlein May 6, 2016, 2:36 PM

    FM Mike Klein was on the scene for the 2016 U.S. chess championships, so he is the perfect analyst to bring you the most historic moments from the big event. Sit back and enjoy these 11 bits of chess history...

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    Top 13 Sinquefield Cup Moments

    FM MikeKlein Aug 20, 2015, 12:41 AM

    One of the strongest tournaments in chess history is about to begin, so what better time to look back at the best moments from the Sinquefield Cup? Let FM Mike Klein be your guide in this tour of the best moves...

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    Peter Arsenyevich Romanovsky

    simaginfan May 20, 2017, 6:48 AM

    Romanovsky was one of the foremost figures in the development of chess in the Soviet Union. In deciding to write a post on him it quickly became clear that a proper appreciation would turn into a book. Romanov's...

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    OTB competition advices for beginners (chapter 4) Dealing with emotions

    Icare001 May 15, 2017, 5:55 AM

    Still exploring the real life real chess competition issues you might face for real once you enter the arena of Official Chess Competition. And still that exploration is kinda hard to systematize, when so many human...

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    The Joy of Chess

    richiwalt May 11, 2017, 9:13 AM

    If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can travel back to 1979 – the year I was first exposed to an exciting new game where unique pieces were moved around on a checkerboard. The game was called chess. I can still...

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