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    Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship

    Pia_swe Oct 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

    "Do you know who that is"? whispered the tournament leader and nodded toward the door where an elderly man in jacket, black shirt and purple tie slowly with the support of his cane of copper came into the room and...

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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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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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    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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    September-October 2017 Anti-Abuse Report

    monitor Nov 21, 2017, 1:18 AM

    Report for September, October 2017 The last few months have seen us rather busy! We've instigated a new policy with improved tech to better handle repeat offenders, something many have called for in past months. You...

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    Milan Vidmar. Some Games and Writings.

    simaginfan Nov 5, 2017, 1:45 AM

    Morning Everyone! On a small post a couple of weeks ago, I was asked why I like Vidmar so much.My answer was:- Firstly, he was an amateur at the time when chess was becoming truly professional as we would understand...



    EndeavourMorse Oct 26, 2017, 3:37 PM

        The Veresov is  a rarely played opening, except in correspondence chess where I first saw an example of it. It is the sort of opening that appeals to the aggressive players who want to get their opponents away...

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