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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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    Black Is OK In Dortmund

    PeterDoggers Jul 19, 2017, 1:47 AM

    Black was very comfortable in the third round in Dortmund. All games ended in draws, and so Matthias Bluebaum and Radoslaw Wojtaszek are still tied for first place at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. The...

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    Bluebaum, Wojtaszek New Leaders In Dortmund

    PeterDoggers Jul 17, 2017, 1:38 AM

    In round two Vladimir Fedoseev lost his game to Matthias Bluebaum, and with it his early lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. Radoslaw Wojtaszek joined Bluebaum in first place as he beat Wang Yue. Round...

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    Wei Yi Impresses In Danzhou, Now 'Live' World #15

    PeterDoggers Jul 13, 2017, 7:19 AM

    Wei Yi is not only leading the Danzhou Super GM Tournament with 4/5. The 18-year-old is showing impressive play, and after today's splendid win vs Yu Yangyi he climbed to number 15 in the live rankings. Wei Yi...

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    Dlugy Defeats Stockfish

    GM Dlugy Jul 19, 2016, 8:49 PM

    Once upon a time human understanding still exceeded that of our machine overlords (foreshadowing...). In 2007, Maxim Dlugy managed two victories over Stockfish in blitz. Here, he presents one and shows the successful...

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    How To Beat Rybka

    GM Dlugy Jul 28, 2016, 12:04 PM

    Beating a top computer engine at blitz is a tall, tall order, but GM Maxim Dlugy has managed it twice. In this video he shows you how the engines sometimes fail to understand closed positions. An attentive human...

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    Man vs Machine: GM Benjamin vs Komodo

    ChessTV Apr 29, 2016, 9:11 AM

    GM Joel Benjamin is an American chess legend — but will that help him against the merciless computer dragon that is the Komodo chess engine? Enjoy this replay of day one as GM Benjamin tries to use material odds...

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    Humble beginnings...bright future

    jjo5034 Jul 25, 2017, 12:30 PM

         Chess has always been a work in progress in my life. I was the Chess champion of my class in high school three years in a row, and I have also won the school title several times. Unfortunately, that is where...

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    Aman wins the Canadian Open

    ChessBrah Jul 22, 2017, 10:54 AM

    In Canada, it is always a lottery as to whether we will even host the Canadian Open – a tournament which used to be a marquee event on the national chess calendar. This year the tournament was hosted in Sault Ste....

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    Do you find chess stressful?

    412364 Jul 19, 2017, 5:29 PM

    6down vote In a 1972 interview with Bobby Fischer the following famous exchange took place: WALLACE: Winning for winning's sake is important, but do you like to beat another man? FISCHER: Yes, I like to beat...

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