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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    Is This The Future Of Chess?

    GM Gserper Apr 15, 2017, 10:26 PM

    GM Emil Sutovsky recently posted some shocking news on his Facebook page: a computer program, Ponanza, beat the best shogi player in the world. Not only that, but the computer program pretty much introduced a novelty...

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    Mamedyarov Extends Lead As Kramnik Struggles

    FM MikeKlein Apr 27, 2017, 4:16 PM

    GM Vladimir Kramnik would like to fast-forward over the middle rounds of the Shamkir super-tournament. His audacious 25. Rxe5 in round four is now a distant memory. After losing in round five before the rest day,...

  • Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess's Thumbnail

    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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    Guseinov Wins Last Speed Chess Qualifier

    NM SamCopeland Apr 26, 2017, 9:56 AM

    The winning score in all four Speed Chess qualifiers was 8.5 points. On Tuesday, only GM Gadir Guseinov made that mark. He wins the final qualification spot for the Speed Chess Championships, joining GMs Sergey...

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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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    The Practical Decision

    GM GMMelik Nov 1, 2016, 3:21 PM

    What does it mean to be practical in a chess game? GM Melik Khachiyan says it's partly about creating problems for your opponent. Here, he creates just enough difficulties to draw GM Alex Lenderman into the mire...

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    ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 4

    ChessCenter Nov 15, 2016, 10:57 PM

    Magnus Carlsen gained a decent edge as Black, but ultimately game four of the world championship match ended like all the other games so far: in a draw. Join the ChessCenter team with a special guest appearance...

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  • Evans Memorial 2:  ...and then it's not's Thumbnail

    Evans Memorial 2: ...and then it's not

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 27, 2017, 8:46 AM

    I had gotten very little sleep, though I did manage some breakfast at the hotel diner.  (I had not set foot out of the casino since Thursday; they are designed to encourage this.)  When I came down to the tournament...

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    The Gastineau Garden Party 1873. A Chess Photograph.

    simaginfan Apr 27, 2017, 5:29 AM

    Standing. Left to right. J. Lovelock, ( committee member, City of London Chess Club) Bernhard Horwitz, William Norwood Potter, John Lowenthal, Henry F. Down (Honorary Secretary, City of London chess Club) Joseph...

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    cheap way of trying to win a game

    vonkelmack Apr 26, 2017, 2:02 PM

    aborahaf44 vs. vonkelmack (30 min rated)win +10 / draw +2 / lose +-6 Try Focus Mode vonkelmack: this is a cheap of trying to win a game not play then wait for the player to leave and take a win for yourself...

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