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  • Mamedyarov's Secret For Classic, Modern Chess's Thumbnail

    Mamedyarov's Secret For Classic, Modern Chess

    GM Gserper Jun 14, 2017, 4:18 AM

    When I read the recent news that the Azerbaijani GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov crossed the magic 2800 mark, I wasn't surprised. Well, actually I was surprised that it didn't happen many years ago. You see, while...

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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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  • Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess's Thumbnail

    Carlsen, MVL Score 1st Wins At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 5:00 AM

    A nation breathed a sigh of relief. Magnus Carlsen finally won a game at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, beating Sergey Karjakin and receiving an applause in the Konserthus. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored his...

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    Carlsen Game Away From Losing #1 Spot

    PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017, 11:03 AM

    By beating Magnus Carlsen today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Vladimir Kramnik is now only 6.4 points behind the world number-one in the live ratings. Carlsen could lose his number-one spot tomorrow. Meanwhile,...

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    Aronian Beats Another World Champ, Catches Nakamura

    PeterDoggers Jun 12, 2017, 11:33 AM

    Another world champion's queen was in trouble today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Levon Aronian defeated Vladimir Kramnik, who clearly had an off day. In doing so, the Armenian player joined...

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  • Nakamura vs Komodo: Humanity's Last Hope's Thumbnail

    Nakamura vs Komodo: Humanity's Last Hope

    GM RLH2 Jan 30, 2016, 2:52 PM

    It’s the biggest man vs computer match in decades. Komodo, the strongest chess-playing entity in history, faced off against Hikaru Nakamura, one of the greatest human players of all times. With the machine spotting...

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    Cyborg vs Stockfish! The Complete Show

    ChessTV Aug 25, 2014, 9:01 PM

    Everyone knows that today’s top computer engines can crush human players without breaking a digital sweat. But what happens when you team up super grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura and a lower-rated engine against...

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    GM Nakamura + Rybka vs Stockfish! -- Highlights

    ChessTV Aug 26, 2014, 7:23 PM

    Everyone knows that today’s top computer engines can crush human players without breaking a digital sweat. But what happens when you team up super grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura and a lower-rated engine against...

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  • My Seven Move Checkmate!'s Thumbnail

    My Seven Move Checkmate!

    tristanbills Jun 24, 2017, 7:14 PM

    I'm really trying to just find the best way to preserve this game because I surprised myself. Albeit I was playing against the Computer on the 1st level, but I am still very new to Chess. I started playing on June...

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    King of kings

    GM smurfo Jun 24, 2017, 11:14 AM

    The King’s Indian Defence is to chess what the piano is to music. It’s complex, rich and all the pros end up playing it eventually. Fischer, Tal and Kasparov are probably the Chopin, Beethoven and Mozarts...

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    Tarrasch, Opening Pitfalls and Engine Analysis

    WhackDot Jun 23, 2017, 5:30 PM

    Continuing coverage of my journey in chess improvement as an "Over the Hill" player, I offer you analysis of my 16th "Rapid" game (a game in 30 minutes tonight) on my way to establishing a slow chess rating so that...

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