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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    American Woman - Part VI

    batgirl Mar 1, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

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    Hou Yifan Sole Winner In Moscow GP Round 1

    PeterDoggers May 12, 2017, 1:05 PM

    Hou Yifan was the only winner in the first round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The number-one female player from China defeated the Russian player Ian Nepomniachtchi with the black pieces. Ian Nepomniachtchi...

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    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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    Hou Yifan Pressures Carlsen, Maintains Lead At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 17, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Hou Yifan had the better chances but drew with Magnus Carlsen to keep her lead at the Grenke Chess Classic today. Again there were three winners: Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana and Arkadij Naiditsch. Hou...

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    ChessCenter: Magnus Makes News

    ChessCenter May 12, 2017, 1:05 AM

    Magnus Carlsen is all over the news lately, with a star-studded event covered by Chess.com and a surprise win in Titled Tuesday. Let the ChessCenter team tell you all about the most important news in chess, including...

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    Highlights Women's World Chess Championship Games Round 1-6: 03-10-16

    ChessTV Apr 29, 2016, 9:06 AM

    GM Alex Yermolinksy and GM Ivan Sokolov team us to bring you the best of the Women's World Chess Championship Rounds 1-6! Hou Yifan and Mariya Muzychuk face off in a 12 round battle to determine who is the strongest...

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    Death Match 26: Krush vs Kosintseva -- Highlights

    ChessTV Jul 31, 2014, 3:16 PM

    GM Irina Krush and GM Nadezhda Kosintseva squared off in Chess.com's Death Match 26 on July 26, 2014. It was the highest-rated all-female Death Match ever, and it showed in the games. Watch this highlights video...

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  • May Tornado, or Death by G/60's Thumbnail

    May Tornado, or Death by G/60

    WCM mkkuhner May 15, 2017, 7:50 AM

    I had not played in the Seattle Chess Club's one-day events before, for a variety of reasons.  A bad reason is that in my whole tournament career I have never lost every game in an event, and while intellectually...

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    The Warwickshire Delancey Megafinal - 2017

    DBowcott May 15, 2017, 2:47 AM

    The Megafinals and all the excitement that goes with it had finally arrived. 40,000 children had originally entered the challenge and 20%, or 8,000 of them, qualified for the Megafinals which are held by various...

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    The Awards and Gifts National Club Championships Weekend Review

    ICU May 11, 2017, 10:50 AM

    The National Club Championship 2017 sponsored by AwardsAndGifts had more of a festival feeling with no less than 7 other events piggy-backing on the main event including 3 chess events, 2 Go events and 2 Chinese...

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