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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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    The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

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    Caruana Dazzles At Dortmund

    IM Keaton87 Jul 22, 2015, 11:34 AM

    Fabiano Caruana is one of the most dominant chess players in the world and has made big news with his decision to join the U.S. federation. IM Keaton Kiewra knew Caruana way back when, so who better to review...

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    Best Play Against the Smith-Morra - Part 3!

    IM Nezhmet Jul 4, 2013, 4:44 PM

    IM Mark Ginsburg continues his series on how to deal with the Smith-Morra Gambit by showing how Black should tackle some early sidelines in the Evans Defence. How to respond to Lenderman's early e5 lunge (the Nf6-g4-e5...

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    Best Play Against the Smith-Morra - Part 1!

    IM Nezhmet Jun 14, 2013, 11:45 PM

    IM Mark Ginsburg begins his discussion of how to deal with white's supercharged intentions in the Smith-Morra Gambit. He first shows a black domination by GM Larry Evans, whose early ...a6 defense was so successful...

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    Evans Memorial 1: Luck is with me

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 23, 2017, 4:37 PM

    Given that I don't drink, smoke, or gamble, it felt quite strange to be living in a casino.  We were truly in the casino, too:  my hotel elevator came down into a maze of slot machines, and if the maze was successfully...

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    GM Khachiyan Simul at the Evans Memorial

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 23, 2017, 3:37 PM

    I arrived in Reno the day before the tournament.  (I learned my lesson many years ago about flying on the day of the event, as I sat in foggy Chicago while my clock ran out.)  This gave me the chance to participate...

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    Rossolimo Sicilian : Keller v Lombardy

    robbie_1969 Apr 3, 2017, 5:49 AM

    As far as chess legends go you don't get much more legendary than Grandmaster William Lombardy. Born in New York on December 4th 1937 he learned to play chess at the age of nine.  Lombardy is probably most famous...

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