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    American Woman - Part IV

    batgirl Feb 1, 2017, 11:15 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    American Woman - Part III

    batgirl Jan 18, 2017, 11:25 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    Chess.com Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

    News Dec 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. Chess.com takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We...

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    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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    Fabiano Makes Forbes; Newspaper Editor Blunders

    FM MikeKlein Mar 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

    "In Other News" has been on a little bit of a hiatus, which means this column is overflowing with chess tidbits to share. Today we have a world elite gracing a business magazine's "top" list, while a newspaper...

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    Joop van Oosterom 1937-2016

    PeterDoggers Feb 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Former Correspondence Chess World Champion and the man behind the famous Melody Amber tournaments Joop van Oosterom died at the end of last year. This was confirmed to Chess.com by the Association Max Euwe...

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    IM Shankland vs. IM Rensch!

    GM Shankland May 13, 2010, 12:57 PM

    The "Battle for Chess.com Author Supremacy" has begun! Really, this was just a fun correspondence game between two of Chess.com's most active contributors, but boy was it exciting and full of tactics! In this video,...

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  • Opening Bomb Diary #5 The Samisch Strikes Again's Thumbnail

    Opening Bomb Diary #5 The Samisch Strikes Again

    NM Liu-NE May 24, 2017, 2:20 PM

    A few years ago I followed the 2013 Candidates Tournament, more specifically the game Svidler vs. Grischuk, where one of my favorite novelties ever played was unveiled:   It's interesting how theory develops. Hours...

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    Tarrasch: Play cxd4 and other advice

    LearnHard May 21, 2017, 7:33 PM

    I'm trying to improve my pathetic standard rating. I'm going to play more and analyze my games. Here goes. I just failed at a Tarrasch French. It is the line in the French I know least since I don't see it frequently...

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    Past Bird Opening Games

    FM Drawyah May 20, 2017, 12:19 PM

    I have decided to show one tournament to reflect my past Bird Opening play: the 1990 Midwest Masters. A strong tournament and in round 2 I got paired with IM Michael Brooks. He traded queens quickly hoping to grind...

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