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  • Links to the Past III's Thumbnail

    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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    How Can I Teach Using Chess.com?

    IM DanielRensch Apr 28, 2017, 2:28 AM

    Chess.com has invested heavily in providing powerful, innovative and all-around robust teaching tools for chess coaches and trainers of all levels and experience. This article is meant to serve as a guide to our...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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    Kramnik Wins With Amazing Rook Sac In Shamkir

    NM SamCopeland Apr 24, 2017, 4:57 PM

    Two days ago, Veselin Topalov played a wonderful rook sacrifice in Shamkir that some commented might be a move-of-the-year candidate. Today, Topalov's long-time adversary Vladimir Kramnik one-upped him with a possibly...

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    Mamedyarov Bamboozles Eljanov, Steals Lead In Shamkir

    NM SamCopeland Apr 23, 2017, 4:30 PM

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has long been renowned for his skill in sharp, complex positions. He drew on his talents today to defeat Pavel Eljanov, but he also needed a bit of luck as Eljanov missed a clear win. Consequently,...

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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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    Greatest Chess Minds: Viswanathan Anand Part 2

    GM JRLOK Aug 29, 2011, 11:36 AM

    As explained in part two, Vishy Anand's influence over the growth of chess in India was tremendous. Even as a mere "candidate" in the 90's, long before winning the title over a decade later, he was seen as a national...

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    Chess Tournament Play

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 28, 2017, 7:31 PM

    A chess tournament is one of the oldest forms of being able to show your chess strength. I'll discuss some etiquette and must-know tournament rules that apply to USCF and FIDE.  Over-the-board (OTB) Chess Tournaments...

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    Chess.com Dev Update: April 28, 2017

    News Apr 28, 2017, 8:35 AM

    Hey Chess.com! We really worked a lot on enhancements this week! In addition to completely reworking the chess board for the entire site to be more responsive, we are switching javascript libraries as well; moving...

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    Evans Memorial 2: ...and then it's not

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 27, 2017, 8:46 AM

    I had gotten very little sleep, though I did manage some breakfast at the hotel diner.  (I had not set foot out of the casino since Thursday; they are designed to encourage this.)  When I came down to the tournament...

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