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  • Is Chess Barbaric?'s Thumbnail

    Is Chess Barbaric?

    GM Gserper Oct 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The title of this article might surprise you. Indeed it sounds like an oxymoron. How can such a noble, royal game be barbaric? Well, the traditional definition of chess is a trifecta of art, science and sport....

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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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    The Top 3 Chess Insults

    GM Gserper Sep 16, 2017, 9:18 PM

    The 2017 World Cup is one of the most important events of the year and a real feast for the true chess enthusiast. It is even covered by the mainstream media, which usually ignores chess. Unfortunately the media...

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    Batumi Chess Club NONA Wins 3rd ECC Title

    IM JovankaHouska Oct 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

    Batumi Chess Club NONA won the European Club Cup on Saturday in Göynük/Antalya. As promised, Chess.com publishes a separate report on the women's tournament, once again written by IM Jovanka Houska. The...

  • Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?'s Thumbnail

    Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?

    PeterDoggers Oct 14, 2017, 7:20 PM

    Both Odlar Yurdu and Alkaloid held them to 3-3, but with a win in the final round Globus secured victory after all. The top seed won the European Club Cup in Göynük/Antalya, Turkey on Saturday with...

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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

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  • The Most Perfect Draw Of All Time?'s Thumbnail

    The Most Perfect Draw Of All Time?

    FM MikeKlein Jul 13, 2017, 1:28 PM

    Is this game the most beautiful and logical draw in chess history? Join FM Mike Klein in his fun analysis.

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    Advanced Tactics: Expect The Unexpected

    GM CCSCATL May 9, 2017, 7:08 PM

    What's the best way to prepare for unexpected tactics? Work on expecting them. Could it really be that easy? GM Ben Finegold draws on his own experience plus Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand to teach you.

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    Keaton And The Minefield

    IM Keaton87 Dec 1, 2016, 4:16 PM

    Against a grandmaster, any misstep can mean certain death. IM Keaton Kiewra tackles GM ilia Smirin while in the hunt for a GM norm and shows the remarkable tricks that must be avoided on the way to a draw.

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    An Interesting Endgame

    Homsar Oct 18, 2017, 7:40 PM

     This was really good game that I enjoyed playing, I went down 3 pawns, but, was able to fight for and obtain a draw, usually I'm not the one the one fighting for a draw when playing someone almost 200 points lower...

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    Great Falls Chinook - Round 5

    logosx1 Oct 16, 2017, 12:15 PM

    In Round 5 I faced my own student, Colton Quirk, a high-school freshman whose game keeps improving and who managed to score a draw against Class-A player Darren Stacey in Round 3, which was quite an achievement....

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    Great Falls Chinook - Round 4

    logosx1 Oct 16, 2017, 11:56 AM

    In Round 4 I faced the junior member of the dynamic duo from Illinois. His rating is in the mid-1700s, and he gave me a fairly good game that eventually reached a dry position, so we agreed to a draw. I had a minor...

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