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    The Lonely Knight Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 18, 2017, 12:13 AM

    After my very first lesson at the chess club of the Pioneer Palace, our coach gave us a simple checkmate-in-three-moves puzzle. Immediately our most advanced players started shouting that it is an absolutely impossible...

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    Advance to Ventnor I

    batgirl May 31, 2017, 1:23 PM

    Introduction      Ventnor City is a charming resort community on New Jersey's Absecon Island, snuggled between Margate City and the more famous Atlantic City.  In the Spring...

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    The Amazing Chess Coincidence

    GM Gserper May 14, 2017, 6:59 AM

    In his book "School of Excellence: Endgame Analysis," IM Mark Dvoretsky analyzes two very similar endgames. He writes: "The game Sultan Khan-Tartakower, played in 1931, was indeed almost completely identical to...

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    Learning from the Best: Tigran Petrosian Part 1

    GM GMMelik Apr 12, 2011, 9:52 AM

    This weekend we learn from the best! Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan starts us on a new video series, exposing us to some of the great positional and "deep thinking" principles that his first coach, former World Champion...

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    Greatest Chess Minds: Mikhail Botvinnik

    GM JRLOK Mar 2, 2011, 11:25 PM

    "Chess Players... *heavy breathing*... I am your father" - former World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. Who would you play if you could challenge any player in the history of chess? In Roman's view, GM Mikhail Botvinnik...

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    Greatest Chess Minds: Bobby Fischer - Part 4

    GM JRLOK Mar 2, 2011, 5:15 PM

    We learn today that Bobby Fischer was as much a student of the Soviet Chess School as Grandmaster Dzindzichashvili himself. He studied their magazine's and "chess language" and because of this, he knew more about...

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    The Not-So-Grand Recap: Paris 2017 Grand Chess Tour

    C_Hernandez Jun 25, 2017, 5:02 PM

    Now that the Paris leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour has drawn to a close, let's have a look at the results and the interesting chess personalities that have provided us once again, with their exciting and entertaining...

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    Know Your Chess Symbols

    NM eltenedor Jun 22, 2017, 11:55 PM

        I've been teaching my students how to annotate their games, and along with it, the symbols for annotation. These symbols are extremely useful for not only describing a move, but the evaluation of a position...

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    The Game of Chess Teaches Children Important Life Skills

    Vineetrahne Jun 22, 2017, 10:25 PM

    Many children play computer games that are addictive adversely. A portion of the drawbacks to computer game playing are: the exceptional requirement for moment satisfaction, playing constant for quite a long time...

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