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  • When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

  • The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

    GM Gserper Jan 29, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Ask chess players about the period known as romantic chess and they will probably mention the names of La Bourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy. Indeed, all three of them were called unofficial world...

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  • Attitude

    Ziryab Feb 24, 2017, 10:07 AM

    Attitude   Win with grace. Lose with dignity.Susan Polgar During morning coffee today, I reviewed three games on Chessgames.com, then played a single blitz game. When the blitz game began, I spoke my opponent's...

  • Greatest Chess Enigmas: Knight vs. Bishop

    Silmanfan Feb 24, 2017, 8:53 AM

    This is one of the greatest mysteries of chess, and had, up until fairly recently, baffled chess greats as well as amateurs. Chess theorists have discovered that we were asking the wrong question. The question is...

  • World Amateur East Team 2017, #Black Knight Matter

    richtian Feb 24, 2017, 8:22 AM

    The largest chess party of the year! #Black Knight Matter team finished 3rd, with 5.5/6.  Eddy's team: Justin Shakar, Nico Chasin, Eddy and Winston Ni.   Here are some of the interesting positions in Eddy's games:     Black...

  • The Tallin Pearl- Maia Chiburdanidze!

    kamalakanta Feb 23, 2017, 6:19 AM

    Chiburdanidze with her motherand with her trainer, GM Georgadze       GM Gufeld spins a tale: THE TALLIN PEARL "There was once what is known symbolically as the "club of Vera Menchik". Grandmasters whose pride...

  • carnaval round 5

    pachat Feb 22, 2017, 7:36 PM

    I get to face a GM for last round as my reward for my previous efforts. I decided to try an opening for the first time for that game and I got out of book quite early. Surprisingly I didn't get killed because of...

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