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  • Efim Geller, Killer On The Chessboard's Thumbnail

    Efim Geller, Killer On The Chessboard

    IM Silman Dec 14, 2017, 3:27 PM

    Several years ago I was at a coffee shop in Pasadena, California, and started a conversation with a few young (mid-twenties) Taiwanese people. After we chatted about Taiwan, our talk took a turn into various kinds...

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    The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records

    NM SamCopeland Dec 8, 2017, 6:32 PM

    Records inspire us all to strive for greatness. The long legacy of chess has birthed some records which have stood for decades, and some that may well stand for centuries. Here are seven of the most amazing chess...

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    How Can An Expert Become A Master?

    IM Silman Dec 7, 2017, 9:43 PM

    The Chess.com member Animaul7 (his real name is Anthony Maulucci) wrote: I’m a 16-year-old who has been stuck at an expert rating for some time now, which I know is pretty normal. One question I have for...

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    Google's AlphaZero Destroys Stockfish In 100-Game Match

    FM MikeKlein Dec 6, 2017, 12:50 PM

    Chess changed forever today. And maybe the rest of the world did, too. A little more than a year after AlphaGo sensationally won against the top Go player, the artificial-intelligence program AlphaZero...

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    Is Donald Trump Playing 3-D Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Dec 2, 2017, 3:21 PM

    This edition of "In Other News" features a double dose of Russian stories, another double dose of young chess players making waves, and one of the most incredible acts of hubris in chess. You'll also see an examination...

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    Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So

    NM SamCopeland Nov 18, 2017, 5:16 PM

    "Magnus Carlsen dominates speed chess" is a fairly accurate description of chess in 2017. Carlsen has destroyed multiple fast chess formats. After shared firsts (but no title on tiebreak) in the World Rapid and...

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    Chess Patterns Make Masters

    IM dpruess Mar 3, 2017, 2:53 PM

    Chess masters and studies all agree: strength in chess comes from pattern recognition. In this all-new lesson, IM David Pruess shares how tactics flow from critical patterns.

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    Magnus Carlsen Beats Wei Yi: Big Game Analysis

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 14, 2016, 3:49 PM

    The world chess champion Magnus Carlsen bounced back today to score a win over GM Wei Yi in round two of the Bilbao Chess Masters Final. GM Simon Williams gives you the full play-by-play and analysis.

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    Hikaru Nakamura Beats Magnus Carlsen: Bilbao Chess Analysis

    IM DanielRensch Jul 13, 2016, 6:55 PM

    Hikaru Nakamura won his first classical game over the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen in the first round of the Bilbao Chess Masters Final. International Master Danny Rensch analyzes the game with a little help...

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