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    Dancing

    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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    The World Computer Championships: A History

    DavidLevyLondon Jul 7, 2017, 6:27 PM

    [Editor's note: David Levy is the president of the International Computer Games Association.]  The history of chess programs competing in tournaments is exactly 50 years old. In February 1967 the program...

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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    Hou Yifan Scores Historic Victory In Biel

    NM SamCopeland Aug 2, 2017, 9:33 AM

    Eight months in, Hou Yifan is celebrating her apex in a tumultuous 2017. She began the year with a controversial low; intentionally throwing a game in the Gibraltar Chess Festival to protest the statistically unlikely...

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    All-Round Grischuk Too Strong For Yu Yangyi

    PeterDoggers Jul 25, 2017, 1:18 AM

    Showing both his endgame and attacking skills, Alexander Grischuk proved too strong an opponent for Yu Yangyi. Grischuk won their four-game match in Jiayuguan, China with a 3-1 score, and with it the $20,000...

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    Wojtaszek Wins Dortmund After Last-Round Fireworks

    PeterDoggers Jul 23, 2017, 11:24 AM

    For years he was in the background, working as a second for Vishy Anand. Today Radoslaw Wojtaszek proved how strong a player he is himself, winning his first super tournament in Dortmund, after what was...

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    Karjakin's 1-Man Army: Armageddon

    GM AlexYermo Aug 25, 2015, 9:40 PM

    GM Sergey Karjakin single-handedly defeated the entire Chinese chess team and “upheld the honor of Mother Russia,” according to GM Alex Yermolinsky. Taking advantage of the event’s format, Karjakin eliminated...

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  • The Most Dominant Players in History, post-Sinquefield's Thumbnail

    The Most Dominant Players in History, post-Sinquefield

    Spektrowski Aug 12, 2017, 2:37 AM

    Refer to the previous version for rules of admission to this table. However, I decided to throw in some wild cards this time - Ian Nepomniachtchi, who's had an excellent run recently, and three Chinese...

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    Chess.com Dev Update: August 4, 2017

    News Aug 4, 2017, 9:49 PM

    Hey Chess.com!  Been a big month! We've resolved well over 500 bugs, issues, and tasks which is no small feat for sure! Of course you all are the beneficiaries as we have really cool stuff to share! We'll...

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    PRINCIPIA SCACCHORUM, Part 6: Chess Axioms

    RoaringPawn Jul 31, 2017, 7:47 PM

    As you know from the previous post, we set out to lay down the chess axioms. The main purpose of it is for us to ultimately come up with new 21st-century methods of teaching and learning chess following Nimzovich's...

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