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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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    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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    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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    Event Chess

    Martin0 Sep 21, 2017, 7:37 AM

    Hi everyone. Event chess is a chess variant invented by me. I made the variant about 7 years ago and it has become a variant I constantly revisit with my chess friends between rounds in a tournament. It is a variant...

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    Do you really have to start playing chess at an early age to become a Grand Master?

    The9thRank Sep 18, 2017, 9:37 AM

    I guess I am thinking about this mainly because I am turning 50 this month.  I want to improve, and I know that is possible.  While I am not intending to suggest that I want to be a IM or GM, my age is a factor...

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    August 2017 Anti-Abuse Report

    monitor Sep 12, 2017, 5:03 AM

    Chess.com’s goal is to provide an enjoyable chess experience for players and fans around the world. A large part of that effort is to protect the game from people who might try to ruin it for others with computer-assisted...

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