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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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    The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

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    Alekhine's Defense: World Champion Openings

    GM BryanSmith Aug 27, 2015, 2:35 AM

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with...

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    Lysyj & Gunina Winners 2014 Russian Championship

    PeterDoggers Dec 7, 2014, 9:57 AM

    GM Igor Lysyj won his first Russian Championship on Sunday in Kazan, Tatarstan with a score of 5.5/9. After a nerve-wracking final round GM Valentina Gunina won the women section. The Superfinal of the...

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    Hoogeveen Starts, Youth Beats Experience

    PeterDoggers Oct 21, 2013, 1:50 AM

    Mickey Adams won Dortmund and finished second in Bilbao to reach the world's top 10, but on Sunday he surprisingly lost his first game in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands to Robin van Kampen in the first round of the...

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    Caruana & Grischuk Both Lose in GP Round 7

    News Sep 30, 2013, 12:48 AM

    Fabiano Caruana and Alexander Grischuk, the two players who have so much to gain in Élancourt, both lost their games in round 7 of the Grand Prix. On Sunday Caruana went down against Hikaru Nakamura in a Grünfeld,...

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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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    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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    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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