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    Dancing

    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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    Chess Goes Podcasting: Listen To Your Favorites

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 2:58 AM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

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    How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    IM Silman Jan 21, 2016, 4:42 AM

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate...

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    Carlsen Wins 2017 Chess.com Isle Of Man International

    FM MikeKlein Oct 1, 2017, 4:57 AM

    You're not supposed to work too hard when you're on vacation. In a tournament where he uncharacteristically arrived with no parents, no manager, and no seconds, GM Magnus Carlsen and his girlfriend will leave winners. "It...

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    Jobava Dazzles In Denmark

    FM MikeKlein Jul 31, 2017, 2:04 PM

    GM Baadur Jobava's tournament win at the 2017 Xtracon Open was only partly Shakespearean. It was played in Elsinore, Denmark, home of "Hamlet." But it was far from a tragedy. Instead, Jobava produced a few moves...

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    So Still Atop Leuven Grand Chess Tour

    PeterDoggers Jun 29, 2017, 12:31 PM

    Also after two days of play, Wesley So is leading the Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour in Leuven, Belgium. As "the most consistent player" according to Nigel Short, So scored 10 points out of a possible...

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    Spicy Gambits: The Danish Gambit!

    GM Ginger_GM Feb 12, 2015, 6:24 PM

    Do you want another spicy gambit option against 1…e5? GM Simon Williams has you covered with the aggressive Danish Gambit. Learn how to derail your opponent’s best-laid plans with this tricky opening, and...

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    Greatest Chess Minds: Larsen - Part 4

    GM dbojkov Nov 1, 2013, 9:25 PM

    Part 4 of the series highlighting the mastery of GM Bent Larsen. The Danish great starts out with a bluff in the opening - a pawn sac which wasn't accepted. He then achieves the better end of an opposite-colored...

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    Greatest Chess Minds: Larsen - Part 3

    GM dbojkov Oct 18, 2013, 5:44 PM

    Be it 1. b3 or 1. g3, GM Bent Larsen loved those fianchettoed bishops! GM Bojkov shows how he preferred playing Black openings, with an extra tempo. Today the Danish hero isolates his opponent's d-pawn, then uses...

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    Danish Gambit

    magicshasam Oct 6, 2017, 11:55 AM

    I just wanted to show a blitz game I played on chess.com using the Danish Gambit. The main concept of the opening is very simple. After the initial moves 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4 Bc4 cxb2 5. Bb2 White is...

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you are...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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