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  • Wanna Buy The Brooklyn Bridge?'s Thumbnail

    Wanna Buy The Brooklyn Bridge?

    GM Gserper Jul 18, 2016, 2:09 PM

    George C. Parker was a famous con man.  Here is what Wikipedia says about him: "He made his living conducting illegal sales of property he did not own, often New York's public landmarks, to unwary immigrants. The...

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    The Fighting Dragon Video Series

    TigerChess Jul 3, 2015, 4:55 PM

    If the Sicilian is the vehicle driving Black’s equalizing chances, the Dragon is its engine. For years, White has struggled to find a definite answer to counter the Sicilian. The Dragon variation, also known...

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    Q&A with Coach Heisman Jul 11, 2014

    NM danheisman Jul 12, 2014, 7:25 AM

    In his fun and instructive book Grandmaster Secrets: Openings (recommended for those 1700+), GM Andy Soltis discusses in some detail why it is not necessary good, and often misguided, that average tournament and...

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  • Atwood-Philidor, 1794! (Grandmaster Level Chess!)'s Thumbnail

    Atwood-Philidor, 1794! (Grandmaster Level Chess!)

    kamalakanta Nov 8, 2017, 8:18 AM

    Recently I purchased a copy of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games, which is an excellent resource for finding early games of chess.....it includes all published games from 1485 to 1866!     Perusing the book,...

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    Viacheslav Ragozin!

    kamalakanta Feb 26, 2017, 3:20 PM

      I have seen Ragozin's name mentioned many times, but never really explored his games. At a friend's request, I will post a few of his games. Viacheslav Ragozin Viacheslav Vasilyevich Ragozin (Russian: Вячеслав...

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    Staunton!

    kamalakanta Feb 4, 2017, 1:23 PM

    This is a small attempt to pay tribute to the games of Howard Staunton. I have been inspired by two articles by GM Serper: The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time Staunton Could See The Future Note: I am also inspired...

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