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  • Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship's Thumbnail

    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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    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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    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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    Annotated Games I - Unclear pawn sacrifices in search of initiative

    Lions Oct 17, 2017, 4:23 PM

    Here are two recent games of mine that feature pawn sacrifices at the beginning of the middlegame in search of the initiative.  In the first, I play black in a Dutch Leningrad and sacrifice my e5 pawn to open up...

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    Me at J4NCL 2017

    Fearful_Finlay Oct 6, 2017, 4:04 AM

    The first weekend of the 2017-18 J4NCL was hotly contested at the De Vere Estate, Wokefield Park, Reading with 20 teams in Division 1 and 23 teams in Division 2.     Firstly, I was against Hiya Ray who plays for...

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    Generating An Attack#2 - London system middlegame plans

    FangBo Sep 30, 2017, 12:50 PM

    Welcome to my new series...there will be a regular release of 1 article each weekend, and in this series I want to explain some of my attacking ideas in chess. To get you warmed up, here is a puzzle from one of...

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