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  • On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win's Thumbnail

    On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

    FM MikeKlein Aug 18, 2017, 3:14 PM

    In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from...

  • Grischuk bat Rapport et attend MVL de pied ferme's Thumbnail

    Grischuk bat Rapport et attend MVL de pied ferme

    FM MikeKlein Aug 3, 2017, 4:02 PM

    Les deux premiers segments du match de Speed Chess Championship opposant le GM Alexander Grischuk à GM Richard Rapport étaient très serrés. Il y a eu 18 parties et aucun des deux joueurs...

  • All-Round Grischuk Too Strong For Yu Yangyi's Thumbnail

    All-Round Grischuk Too Strong For Yu Yangyi

    PeterDoggers Jul 25, 2017, 1:18 AM

    Showing both his endgame and attacking skills, Alexander Grischuk proved too strong an opponent for Yu Yangyi. Grischuk won their four-game match in Jiayuguan, China with a 3-1 score, and with it the $20,000...

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  • Hammertime In Norway: Grischuk's Grit's Thumbnail

    Hammertime In Norway: Grischuk's Grit

    GM SultanOfKings Nov 27, 2015, 4:21 PM

    When should you get rid of your prized fianchettoed bishop? GM Jon Ludvig Hammer discusses this important question in reviewing a recent game against the super-GM Alexander Grischuk. Find out how messing up your...

  • The Classical Dutch - Part 5's Thumbnail

    The Classical Dutch - Part 5

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 18, 2014, 5:39 PM

    The final chapter in the Dutch Defense covers various other responses, including what to do when White fails to fianchetto. The Ginger GM also shows a model game where Black accomplishes the thematic ...e5 and gets...

  • The King's Indian Defense: Beating the Fianchetto System - Part 3's Thumbnail

    The King's Indian Defense: Beating the Fianchetto System - Part 3

    GM EugenePerelshteyn May 7, 2014, 3:39 PM

    Who wants to slay the fianchetto? GM Perelshteyn does! He shows even more replies to his ...c6, ...Qa5 system. Nothing seems to work, as Black achieves equality or better in all the games showcased. The strength...

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  • Interesting Reversed Sicilian's Thumbnail

    Interesting Reversed Sicilian

    NM eltenedor Aug 19, 2017, 2:04 PM

    I thought this was an interesting game I played last night in a Reversed Sicilian (though if a Sicilian is kind of a Reversed English, I guess that'd make it a Reversed-Reversed-English, which may as well cancel...

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    Classical Bishop Sacrifice

    parvinder_khari Jul 13, 2017, 12:51 AM

    Classical Bishop Sacrifice Tournament players must understand the risks associated with advancing the King's protective pawn-shield. For every advance pawns made, left the unguarded squares behind which become prime...

  • The not so amazing start: Washington Open Rounds 1-3's Thumbnail

    The not so amazing start: Washington Open Rounds 1-3

    Joseph_Truelson Jun 27, 2017, 11:29 AM

    The photo above was taken by the Washington Chess Federation. That's right, Federations are actual people and can take photos. It is of the first round, Sherry Tian vs. Joseph Truelson. Joseph kept insisting that...

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