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  • Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?'s Thumbnail

    Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?

    IM Silman Nov 22, 2017, 6:59 PM

    The Chess.com member LittlePawn988 wrote: Something really bugs me. I often hear players, of every level, talking about the strength of masters of the past and sometimes I find them really arrogant and disrespectful....

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    How Many Chess Players Are There In The World?

    CHESScom Nov 28, 2017, 11:31 PM

    "Nobody knows, even roughly, how many people play chess, and nobody should pretend to know." -- Edward Winter1 Is chess the most popular game in the world? While no one can say for certain, here are some estimates...

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    Let's Do The Lasker Stomp Again!

    IM Silman May 4, 2017, 2:08 AM

    It’s just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right. With your hands on your hips, you bring you knees in tight...Let’s do the time warp again! That’s right! Once again I will take...

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    London Draw Fest Continues Amid New Calls For Change

    PeterDoggers Dec 4, 2017, 5:27 PM

    On the third day of the London Chess Classic all games again ended in draws. While even the players themselves have started to make jokes about it, others are (once again) calling for change. It's...

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    The Wait Is Kaspar-over

    FM MikeKlein Aug 13, 2017, 6:37 PM

    It has been 4539 days since GM Garry Kasparov played a rated chess game. Internet and St. Louis Chess Club audiences, neither of whom even existed a dozen years ago, will only have to wait one more day to see the...

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    A Espera Está Kaspar-Cabada

    FM MikeKlein Aug 13, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Já passaram 4539 dias desde que o GM Garry Kasparov jogou uma partida de xadrez competitivo. A internet e as audiências do Clube de Xadrez de St. Louis, nenhuma das quais existiam até...

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    Fighting for Initative

    GM GMMelik Oct 18, 2009, 11:01 AM

    You’ve got to fight! For your right! To gain…initiative. Yes, what the Beastie Boys don’t know about chess could fill Chessbase but fortunately for Chess.com, GM Melik Khachiyan is here to show...

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    My SC Senior Open critical game

    DanielQuigley Dec 18, 2017, 7:46 AM

    Pirc Defense, Czech Variation South Carolina Senior Open White: Dan Quigley (1711) Black: Michael Kliber (1971) 12/17/2017 Round 4, Board 3, G/90, 30 seconds   1.e4 d6   I have in the past couple months done a deep...

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    AN INTERVIEW WITH INDIAN GM SETHURAMAN

    rohitrocks2017 Dec 10, 2017, 2:51 AM

    Interview with Grandmaster SP Sethuraman: "There is a great future for chess in India" An interview with Indian chess prodigy S P Sethuraman, who became the country's youngest Grandmaster in 2010 and has since continued...

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    A Giant from the Past - Henry Edward Bird (part III)

    FM like-a-hurricane Dec 5, 2017, 3:46 AM

    In my last blog post on H.E. Bird I mentioned that I had found four new Bird games, of which I published two back then. In the meantime I was pointed towards two more, so all in all I have now six additional games,...

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