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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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    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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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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    Dominating Class B Players (1600-1799)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 6:55 PM

    Class B Players: Game #1   The following game was 15/10 time controls, but both players hardly used any of their time before the game ended early in mate!  White played 18/20 perfect moves, with a 99.26 CAPS.  Whites...

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    2 Pawns + Rook vs Queen

    VzChacin Aug 19, 2017, 6:53 PM

    Recently I played this game, I know I blundered a rook... I was completely blind and thought my queen was not been attacked however that's not the reason for this post. The reason is that I chose to play 4 Pawns...

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