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    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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    Advance to Ventnor I

    batgirl May 31, 2017, 1:23 PM

    Introduction      Ventnor City is a charming resort community on New Jersey's Absecon Island, snuggled between Margate City and the more famous Atlantic City.  In the Spring...

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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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    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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    Break on Through to the Other Side

    Mithurs Jul 26, 2017, 8:09 PM

    Wrapped up a correspondence game against a friend of mine.  The time control was 1 move per 3 days for each side.    

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    Just what you were praying for, another blog from another bad chess player.

    Kriegsturmer Jul 17, 2017, 11:26 AM

    1993. I'm 27 years old and attending my first official tournament in Austin, Texas.  It's the Texas Championship and I've never played a timed game in my life. For three years I have been a semi-serious student...

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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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