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  • Magnus Carlsen's Biggest Secret's Thumbnail

    Magnus Carlsen's Biggest Secret

    GM Gserper Jan 21, 2018, 1:00 AM

    Magnus Carlsen is a genius. I doubt that many people would argue about this well-established fact. It is a totally different question why we call him a genius. Is it because he is the world champion? I don't think...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3

    IM Silman Jan 19, 2018, 3:56 PM

    CHESS REVIEW Chess Review (from 1933 to late 1969) was without any doubt the best American chess magazine until, in 1961, it ran into a remarkably improved Chess Life. Both tried to beat the other (interest exploded...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 2

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2018, 9:16 PM

    CHESS LIFE Chess Life, of course, has had its good times and bad times; the late 1970s brought about a cut in the page-count while the Fischer drop in membership forced austerity, including removing many columnists....

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  • ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?'s Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?

    ChessCenter May 28, 2017, 6:46 PM

    WFM Alexandra Botez and IM Danny Rensch discuss whether female titles and female-only chess events should exist. Don't miss some spectacular chess moves, all the Speed Champs and Grand Prix news, plus our look ahead...

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    ChessCenter: Candidates’ Controversy

    ChessCenter Mar 11, 2016, 8:40 PM

    The chess world is in an uproar over the controversial stance by the Candidates’ Tournament organizers to restrict reporting of the games, including the chess moves themselves. The full ChessCenter team reports...

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    The Art of "Tempo Moves" in Chess - Part 4

    WGM CamillaB Dec 8, 2011, 2:17 PM

    In her next installment, WGM Baginskaite elaborates on how to "eliminate the obviously bad choices" in order to find the correct, and usually very strong continuation. She reviews several positions, including a...

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    Improve Your Chess Now #8 - Update

    sellportal Jan 23, 2018, 5:11 AM

    It's been a couple of weeks since my last update now and I'm planning the rating update and it will come in a couple of days.   Deep Thoughts I've received a couple of questions and requests for posts with games...

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    Double Duck Copy Cat

    Daybreak57 Jan 23, 2018, 12:37 AM

    I noticed something today.  I can remember the entire game against an opponent that is around 100 or more points or so below my rating.  When the person nears my level and goes above my rating, it becomes harder...

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    My chess knowledge, Openings mainly

    vanjr1425 Jan 22, 2018, 9:06 AM

    As I begin in chess I am currently playing and thinking about the following: Openings-Although I have read one book and started another I have almost no knowledge of opening games in terms of "names". My strategy...

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