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    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    Is Chess Barbaric?

    GM Gserper Oct 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The title of this article might surprise you. Indeed it sounds like an oxymoron. How can such a noble, royal game be barbaric? Well, the traditional definition of chess is a trifecta of art, science and sport....

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    3 Of Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Sep 7, 2017, 3:07 AM

    I’m back with three more of my favorite Emanuel Lasker games. Remember that they might or might not be his best games. All that matters is that they are games that affected me over the years. Though Lasker...

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    Isle Of Man Set For Sprint Finish

    FM MikeKlein Sep 29, 2017, 3:52 PM

    One of the Isle of Man's most famous sons is a sprinter. The bicyclist Mark Cavendish, born in the capital of Douglas, is known for breaking out of the pack right at the finish. The "Tour d'Isle of Man," better...

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    Ibarra Jerez, Oparin Triumph In Titled Tuesday

    NM SamCopeland Sep 6, 2017, 8:22 AM

    Two Titled Tuesday regulars, GMs Jose Ibarra Jerez and Grigoriy Oparin, employed experienced and steady play to reach 8.5/10 surmount a field of 189 players in September's monthly tournament. It was Ibarra Jerez...

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    Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov

    PeterDoggers Aug 16, 2017, 8:15 PM

    On a dramatic third day at the St. Louis Rapid tournament, Garry Kasparov lost a won game vs David Navara, was given a full rook by Le Quang Liem, and then was beaten by Fabiano Caruana in a difficult...

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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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    Tania Sachdev: the female Grandmaster making moves in the 'man's game' of chess

    Aarao Nov 19, 2017, 8:15 AM

    There’s a YouTube video of Tania Sachdev aged seven, from a programme called The World This Week on India’s NDTV. She’s at the well-apportioned family home in Delhi, recently returned from winning her first international...

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    Kings and queens of chess in our midst

    Aarao Nov 15, 2017, 6:24 AM

    Nooitgedacht Primary wins renowned tournament at Silverstar. One hundred and twenty learners from five West Rand primary schools pitted their flourishing chess skills against each other at Nooitgedacht Primary School,...

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    chessopenings-pirc Nov 13, 2017, 8:30 PM

    News. November 18 2017 Saturday. Good morning school 44 champions_club have open new classes for members participate and find more answers and tactics in game of chess.  News. November 16 2017 Thursday. Gary Sorkin owner champions_club adding...

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