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    The Amazing Chess Coincidence

    GM Gserper May 14, 2017, 6:59 AM

    In his book "School of Excellence: Endgame Analysis," IM Mark Dvoretsky analyzes two very similar endgames. He writes: "The game Sultan Khan-Tartakower, played in 1931, was indeed almost completely identical to...

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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    War Games: Reshevsky-Kashdan

    batgirl May 10, 2017, 11:55 AM

         In the latter part of 1941 the USCF, only three years old, started finalizing its plans for the 1942 performance of its crown jewel, the U.S. Championship.  But in December the unthinkable...

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    Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

    NM SamCopeland May 25, 2017, 2:33 PM

    Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent...

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    Asian Continental: Wang Hao Wins, Wei Yi Disappoints

    PeterDoggers May 24, 2017, 7:55 AM

    GM Wang Hao edged out his compatriot GM Bu Xiangzhi on tiebreak to win the Asian Continental Championship in Chengdu, China. Both players finished on 7.0/9 and qualified for the 2017 FIDE World Cup together...

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    Moscow GP: 'Hari' Beats 'Nepo' In Dramatic Game

    PeterDoggers May 20, 2017, 10:39 AM

    Pentala Harikrishna was the only winner at the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow today. The Indian grandmaster was first losing, but eventually defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in what was one of the most dramatic...

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    Almost 200 rating point gain in two days OTB

    seanysean2 May 29, 2017, 10:40 AM

      That's right! Almost 200 rating points gained in two tournaments in two consecutive days. Beat that . The first tournament was on April 29th. It was a 5 minutes/G. The next one was a 30 minutes/G, which was on...

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    Andrew Greet simul

    thejacka1 May 29, 2017, 5:45 AM

    Andrew Greet played on board No.1 for Scotland in the 2016 Chess Olympiad and lives in Glasgow where he works for Quality Chess book publishers. But the 37-year-old’s parents live in Cornwall and he went to school...

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    Missed Opportunity in the Endgame

    DamageInkk May 27, 2017, 5:32 PM

      Black to move.  

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