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    Advance to Ventnor II

    batgirl Jun 14, 2017, 11:44 AM

    1941 The 1941 Ventnor City Invitational took place on the Municipal Pier from July 5-13.      Of those initially invited, Jack Collins, Harry Morris and Olaf Uvestad couldn't...

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    America's Got Talent: 8 Kids Crowned National Champions

    IM dpruess Jun 13, 2017, 4:28 PM

    From June 2-4, 42 of the most talented chess kids in the U.S. competed in the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC), held for the sixth consecutive year on Chess.com. The purpose of this event...

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    The Day They Killed Magnus Carlsen's Dream

    KajaMSnare Jun 11, 2017, 7:49 AM

    The clock now shows 12:18 am where I am sitting in Oslo. 19 minutes past a devastating day. I just got home from a very eventful day at work, and my initial plan was to pour a glass of wine and finish off the second...

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    Tactics Abound As Russia Leads In World Team Championship

    NM SamCopeland Jun 22, 2017, 7:13 PM

    Never question the the home team. After round two in the World Team Championship, Russia trailed China and the Poland by one match point. After round five, they have switched places, leapfrogging China and Poland...

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    Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2017, 5:10 PM

    Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru...

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    China, Poland Lead World Team Championship

    NM SamCopeland Jun 18, 2017, 3:54 PM

    The not-so-surprising leader after two rounds in the World Team Championship held from June 17-26 in Ugra, Russia is the top-seeded China. Sharing first on the leaderboard is the somewhat less expected Poland who...

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  • Advanced Tactics: Expect The Unexpected's Thumbnail

    Advanced Tactics: Expect The Unexpected

    GM CCSCA 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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    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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    Chess Buddies

    Alvin_Cruz Jun 22, 2017, 6:38 AM

    I joined Chess.com on September 14, 2014. Its my birthday on the next day so I thought of reviving my hobby but I failed that time. A year after, I restarted playing chess. With limited time and internet connection,...

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    Is Magnus Worthy????

    MeforChessPresident Jun 21, 2017, 12:01 PM

    With recent tournament performances, like, his home country chess tournament Altibox Norway Chess 2017, Magnus Carlsen is NOT acting like a World Champion. He's doing ok in the Paris Grand Chess Tour, but the old...

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    June Chess Tour results!

    QuentinDarrentino Jun 21, 2017, 8:57 AM

    This months turnout was Small but mighty!! Two brothers from a local chess club came to play!  Round 1) The younger brother (Left), who had a nice discovered check winning a bishop eventually beat his older brother...

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