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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?

    louisathomas Aug 9, 2017, 3:49 AM

    I recently told a friend that I had been playing a lot of chess. “How good are you?” she asked. I brightened, interpreting the question as an invitation for a game. “No, I don’t play,”...

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    Should We Trust Computers?

    GM Gserper Aug 6, 2017, 12:09 AM

    The question whether to trust computers might sound pointless since we really have no choice in the modern world. Think about it: if a computer of one of the nuclear superpowers goes berserk, then it can potentially...

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    AlphaZero: Reactions From Top GMs, Stockfish Author

    PeterDoggers Dec 8, 2017, 9:26 AM

    The news about AlphaZero beating Stockfish 64-36 without a single loss after just four hours of self-training has shocked the chess world. Chess.com has early reactions from the London Chess Classic participants...

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    Nakamura Beats Blundering Caruana 17-10

    PeterDoggers Nov 3, 2017, 5:31 AM

    Hikaru Nakamura was the favorite in this Speed Chess match, and won expectedly against Fabiano Caruana, who made several one-move blunders. The score 17-10 was almost exactly what was predicted by a new...

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    The $1 Million Chess Puzzle

    FM MikeKlein Nov 2, 2017, 2:04 PM

    Forget all the Chess.com job postings seeking computer programmers. There's now a prize much higher than helping us code four-player chess. The Clay Mathematics Institute of America is offering a cool $1 million...

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    My Best Games: vs. GM Vitaly Tseshkovsky

    GM JRLOK Dec 8, 2010, 8:53 AM

    We are certainly in for a treat today, as Grandmaster Dzindzichashvili continues his series on his own best games! Roman's incredible desperado Rook sacrifice, featured in a Mark Dvoretsky book on attacking and...

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    When and When Not To Use Computers 2

    IM Nezhmet Aug 9, 2010, 11:16 AM

    IM Mark Ginsburg continues his series on the effectiveness, and sometimes lack thereof, of computer analysis engines. As usual, Mark has done his homework to provide us with some well prepared material. Today's...

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    When and When not to use Computer Chess Engines

    IM Nezhmet Jun 30, 2010, 1:28 PM

    International Master Mark Ginsburg begins a new video series on a topic that should be of great importance to players of all levels: When is it good, when is it bad, and most importantly -- HOW exactly should we...

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