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    batgirl Sep 30, 2015, 11:32 AM

    "At the root of all advances in the science of chess-play lies the necessity of discovering an intelligible system of notation, by means of which the squares of the board may be easily defined and the moves of...

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    After There Were Books . . .

    batgirl Oct 25, 2013, 1:39 PM

         This article came about in a most curious fashion.  I was looking deeply into the "celebrated" (as George Walker called it in 1838) La Bourdonnais - M'Donnell match of 1834. This sniffing around led me into...

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    The Queen of Chess

    batgirl Aug 4, 2013, 2:13 PM

          Most people even remotely interested in 19th century chess know about Mrs. John W. Gilbert and her extremely long announced mates. What seems to be less appreciated today is the...

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  • Ilyumzhinov resigns… or does he? by Colin McGourty's Thumbnail

    Ilyumzhinov resigns… or does he? by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Mar 28, 2017, 8:00 AM

    The FIDE website today claimed that its President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, announced his resignation yesterday at the end of the quarterly Presidential Board meeting in Athens. No sooner had that notice appeared,...

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    Wall's Comet

    cschessnews Mar 27, 2017, 4:48 PM

    Greetings,   The 1300s are back and highlighted in this week's newsletter!  See my jokes at the end as I send off Randy Reynolds, former editor extraordinaire, as his reign of terror on the chess world comes to...

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    72-hour Banterthon is back! by chess24 staff

    sontu1296 Mar 27, 2017, 5:11 AM

    Jan Gustafsson, Loek van Wely and Lawrence Trent will play non-stop banter blitz for 72 hours from Monday to Thursday. Each star name will play in eight-hour shifts, so if you’ve ever wanted to play some blitz...

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