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  • The Man Who Built The Chess Machine's Thumbnail

    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

  • Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

  • How To Watch Grischuk vs Rapport Speed Chess Champs Today's Thumbnail

    How To Watch Grischuk vs Rapport Speed Chess Champs Today

    pete Aug 3, 2017, 3:03 AM

    One of the best blitz chess players ever will face a young but supremely talented challenger today as GM Alexander Grischuk battles GM Richard Rapport in the first round of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship,...

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  • Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top's Thumbnail

    Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

    FM MikeKlein Aug 14, 2017, 6:54 PM

    Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo:...

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    Awonder Liang Now World's Youngest Grandmaster

    NM SamCopeland Aug 10, 2017, 12:02 PM

    FIDE has confirmed Awonder Liang's grandmaster title by written resolution. This makes the 14-year-old American the 10th youngest grandmaster of all time, and the youngest in the world today. Headline photo from...

  • Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?'s Thumbnail

    Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Jul 21, 2017, 5:00 AM

    What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer...

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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.

  • Hikaru Nakamura Beats Magnus Carlsen: Bilbao Chess Analysis's Thumbnail

    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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    Aranytiz round 1- Positional pawn sacrifice

    IM attilaturzo Aug 19, 2017, 1:26 AM

    In the tournament there is an international grandmaster from Israel, two international masters from Hungary, a FIDE-master from England, a FIDE-master from Hungary, a woman international master from Hungary and...

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    5 Best Books About Chess

    JamesPorter123123 Aug 18, 2017, 11:52 PM

    Believe it or not, the number of chess fans is growing tremendously every day. In fact, most people are finding it as one of the most fun game to play. As a result, there is a growing demand for chess books that...

  • Going for a Title: Chapter 3 "More Than Just Squares"'s Thumbnail

    Going for a Title: Chapter 3 "More Than Just Squares"

    dbschultz Aug 14, 2017, 7:26 PM

         "Don't see the board as just squares; you need to see it as ranks, files, and diagonals." When I heard my coach say this, I immediately began to look at the board differently. There was a sudden paradigm shift;...

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