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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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    America's Got Talent: 8 Kids Crowned National Champions

    IM dpruess Jun 13, 2017, 4:28 PM

    From June 2-4, 42 of the most talented chess kids in the U.S. competed in the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC), held for the sixth consecutive year on Chess.com. The purpose of this event...

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    Is This The Future Of Chess?

    GM Gserper Apr 15, 2017, 10:26 PM

    GM Emil Sutovsky recently posted some shocking news on his Facebook page: a computer program, Ponanza, beat the best shogi player in the world. Not only that, but the computer program pretty much introduced a novelty...

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    Giri, Hou Score In Moscow Grand Prix Round 7

    PeterDoggers May 19, 2017, 1:38 PM

    Anish Giri scored his first win at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Dutch GM defeated Salem Saleh. Beating Jon Ludvig Hammer, Hou Yifan scored her second win of the tournament. Nepomniachtchi gives...

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    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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    'Dinosaur' Onischuk Joins Akobian, So For U.S. Champs Finish Sunday

    FM MikeKlein Apr 8, 2017, 6:42 PM

    Stop me if you've heard this one: "A 20-something, a 30-something, and a 40-something lead the U.S. Championship..." It's not the setup to a joke, but it is the setup to a unpredictable finish at the 2017 U.S....

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  • The Game of Chess Teaches Children Important Life Skills's Thumbnail

    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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    Visited the Marshall

    PawnMorphy Jun 19, 2017, 1:23 PM

    I went up to visit NYC last week primarily for a graduation but also to do the tourist thing, and swinging by the historic Marshall Chess Club was on my list.   It was Monday afternoon and the place was basically...

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    Chess in school keeps learners engaged

    Aarao Jun 16, 2017, 8:17 AM

    Many have noted St. Louis’ meteoric rise to international prominence in the game of chess. Visit the city’s Central West End and you are more likely to bump into one of the world’s top grandmasters than one of the...

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