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    The Match Of The 21st Century

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions...

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    Carlsen vs Karjakin: The Movies?

    FM MikeKlein Jan 24, 2017, 3:17 AM

    What if each of the 16 Carlsen-Karjakin world championship games were made into a movie, or into one compilation of vignettes like "New York Stories," "Four Rooms," or "Paris, Je T'aime"? Which director should...

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    Who Will Win PRO Chess League Week 2?

    FM MikeKlein Jan 17, 2017, 4:10 PM

    The PRO Chess League's panel of pundits is back for week two. The second week of action is rivalry week (amongst the teams, not the panel, we think)! For more on who the quintet comprising the illustrious panel,...

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    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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    Svidler Beats Nakamura; 4-Way Race In Zurich

    FM MikeKlein Apr 14, 2017, 1:33 PM

    Everything looked primed for GM Hikaru Nakamura to jump out to sole first place at the end of the second day of "new classical" games at the Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge. Then GM Peter Svidler interjected. He...

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    Ni Shiqun Knocks Out Gunina, Pogonina In Tehran

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

    WGM Ni Shiqun of China is the sensation of the women's world championship so far. In the last two rounds the 19-year-old Chinese player eliminated both GMs Valentina Gunina and WGM Natalija Pogonina. The...

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    Iredell County Community Chess Tournament

    wilsonator1276 Jun 25, 2017, 6:40 PM

    This Sunday marked the Iredell County Community Chess Tournament. The tournament was held at Lakeshore Elementary and was organized by Carson Cook and Ken Baxter. It's my understanding that Carson is one of the...

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    King of kings

    GM smurfo Jun 24, 2017, 11:14 AM

    The King’s Indian Defence is to chess what the piano is to music. It’s complex, rich and all the pros end up playing it eventually. Fischer, Tal and Kasparov are probably the Chopin, Beethoven and Mozarts...

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    "'300" Chess Quote

    TadrodderTots Jun 19, 2017, 5:41 AM

    300 provides a reasonably decent analogy:  Arcadians as Patzers._They [Patzers]shout and curse , stabbing wildly; more brawlers than warriors. They make a wondrous mess of things. Brave amateurs.  They do their...

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