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    The Most Beautiful Chess Book

    IM Anna_Rudolf Dec 11, 2017, 4:39 PM

    It's a chess book like no other, a visual tribute to the royal game. The book is 208 pages of Fedrigoni paper filled with tension in the eyes of silent protagonists. Club players, Olympic members, world champions....

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    Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship

    Pia_swe Oct 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

    "Do you know who that is"? whispered the tournament leader and nodded toward the door where an elderly man in jacket, black shirt and purple tie slowly with the support of his cane of copper came into the room and...

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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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  • Member Analysis: The British Are Coming!'s Thumbnail

    Member Analysis: The British Are Coming!

    GM JRLOK Mar 8, 2016, 2:43 PM

    GM Roman Dzindzichashvili is back and worth the wait! Today he shows how the Dutch Defense can switch to offense very quickly. But like any game, transitioning to a better endgame can be key. Watch and see all three...

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    Hammertime In Norway: Giri's Grit

    GM SultanOfKings Dec 31, 2015, 6:55 AM

    Can surprises in chess be good? Sure, as long as you don’t take them too far. In the 2015 Norway Chess tournament, the current world number four, Anish Giri, made an unusual move early to try to run over his...

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    Best Blitz Openings: The Leningrad Dutch

    GM Dlugy May 25, 2015, 5:20 PM

    GM Maxim Dlugy is back with another blitz opening to add to your arsenal. While the Leningrad Dutch is considered positionally suspect by some players, it’s a perfect opening for blitz, because White has to spend...

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  • You don't have to retreat your King!'s Thumbnail

    You don't have to retreat your King!

    johnduncan3 Dec 13, 2017, 4:41 AM

    As an amateur player the one thing I can be sure of when I play is that I will blunder (??) or at best make a mistake (?) or two. Subsequently, we can assume that other amateur players will do so too, however,...

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    Jobava Attack vs the Dutch

    IndreRe Dec 12, 2017, 10:30 AM

    I've previously posted about the Jobava Attack against the Grünfeld (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). To recap, the Jobava Attack is characterized by d4, Bf4 and Nc3. We looked at it in the context of a London repertoire...

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    IM Goh Wei Ming pips FM Nelson Villanueva to the Cairnhill Open title!

    CM juniortay Dec 10, 2017, 9:15 PM

    Despite the exodus of a heath of local players to Penang and Johore for their respective FIDE-rated events as well as a concurrent Nee Soon event running, the Cairnhill festival drew an impressive 200+ players altogether...

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