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  • Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 15, 2017, 7:10 PM

    My last two articles were about the best game prizes for Mikhail Tal (who won the most prizes — 15) and Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who came in tied for 3rd and 4th with Anatoly Karpov (10 prizes; Garry...

  • Can You Smell Chess Moves?

    GM Gserper Mar 4, 2017, 10:30 PM

    In the beginning of the 1990s, I established a certain routine. Whenever I set foot in Moscow (and I did it pretty frequently), I would visit the Central Chess Club and climb a narrow staircase to the third floor...

  • 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...

  • Chess.com Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

    News Dec 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. Chess.com takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We...

  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Vik-Hansen Dec 20, 2016, 2:59 AM

    Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess...

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  • ELEGANCE IN THE JURASSIC PERIOD

    FideCastro Feb 2, 2017, 2:15 PM

      M Podlesak      (134)    ½         D Pugh             (136)    ½           D Molineux      (125)    ½         R Peters           (133)    ½         P Staley            (124)    ½         S Grayland                  ...

  • 21-Year-Old Anton Leads Nakamura, MVL In Gibraltar

    PeterDoggers Feb 2, 2017, 12:51 AM

    Like last year, David Anton is doing great at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. The 21-year-old Spanish grandmaster is leading the tournament alone, and has White in today's final round. Ju...

  • Gibraltar: Ivanchuk pierde por tiempo en posición ganada

    FM MikeKlein Jan 26, 2017, 4:35 AM

    Ningún ajedrecista ha conseguido ganar cuatro ediciones del Festival de Ajedrez de Gibraltar. Aún así, el GM Hikaru Nakamura no podría tener una mejor oportunidad para hacer...

  • A story of doubled pawns: Part 5

    Lt2Adnan Jan 20, 2017, 12:54 AM

    In the fifth and final part of our doubled pawn series, I will wrap up by showing a few interesting games featuring the doubled pawns. Before we begin, let us first summarize what we have learned about them so far:...

  • Queen's Gambit declined

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 3:49 PM

    Queen’s Gambit Declined 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 (D) White to play The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the oldest 1 d4 openings and has a long history. As long ago as the 19th century, when 1 e4 was still by far the most...

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