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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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    How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs

    pete May 25, 2017, 1:41 AM

    The top chess player in the United States will be in action today on Chess.com as Wesley So battles the Dutch number-one Anish Giri in the first round of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, the strongest...

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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    Radjabov Sacrifices His Way To 2/2 In Geneva

    PeterDoggers Jul 8, 2017, 2:20 AM

    Teimour Radjabov is the sole leader after two rounds at the FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. In time trouble he finished off a nice, positional game against Pavel Eljanov with a sacrificial combination. GM...

  • So Beats Carlsen, Leads In Leuven's Thumbnail

    So Beats Carlsen, Leads In Leuven

    PeterDoggers Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 PM

    He had a bad tournament in Paris, but his start in Leuven was excellent. Wesley So leads the rapid segment of the Grand Chess Tour with 2.5/3, after beating Magnus Carlsen in round three. So won...

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    Carlsen Game Away From Losing #1 Spot

    PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017, 11:03 AM

    By beating Magnus Carlsen today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Vladimir Kramnik is now only 6.4 points behind the world number-one in the live ratings. Carlsen could lose his number-one spot tomorrow. Meanwhile,...

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    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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  • Chess Gems: Volume 2 (now stronger opponents!)'s Thumbnail

    Chess Gems: Volume 2 (now stronger opponents!)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 9, 2017, 1:09 PM

      GAME #1   The following game was 15/10 time controls, but both players hardly used any of their time before the game ended early in mate!  White played 18/20 perfect moves, with a 99.26 CAPS.  Whites only inaccurate...

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    Top players face struggle to seal places for chance to face Magnus Carlsen

    Aarao Jul 23, 2017, 10:28 AM

    There are eight places available for candidates to become the official challenger to the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, and competition is intense These are desperate times for several elite grandmasters, the select...

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    Christmas Tree Preview

    FM Drawyah Jul 19, 2017, 7:01 PM

    Tonight I am relaxing at a wine bar, listening to good jazz, with my laptop in hand ... a dangerous thing ... I thought I would share an extra post on a recent game of mine which is a nice advertisement for my planned...

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