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  • My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines: Part 1's Thumbnail

    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines: Part 1

    IM Silman Jan 4, 2018, 10:45 PM

    CHESS LIFE AND REVIEW I was recently thinking about the best U.S. chess magazines ever. There were quite a lot. Two favorites are Joel Benjamin’s magazine, Chess Chow (1991 to 1994), which was hilarious,...

  • Chess.com Announces Computer Chess Championship [Updated With Results]'s Thumbnail

    Chess.com Announces Computer Chess Championship [Updated With Results]

    pete Sep 13, 2017, 11:28 AM

    Superfinal Results Superfinal Crosstable # Name Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 Stockfish 051117 3400 3424 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 2 Houdini...

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    Double the Fun

    batgirl Nov 7, 2017, 7:16 AM

         A few months ago Chess.com introduced an individual version of four player chess called "Free For All."  Just recently a second version called "Teams" has been released.  Four player...

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  • Spicy Openings!  The Evans Gambit: The Theory Behind The Beauty's Thumbnail

    Spicy Openings! The Evans Gambit: The Theory Behind The Beauty

    GM Ginger_GM May 12, 2017, 2:18 PM

    What was the first spicy Evans Gambit that GM Simon Williams ever played? Find out in this entertaining lesson on the theory behind the fireworks.

  • H-Pawn Launches Queenside Attack!'s Thumbnail

    H-Pawn Launches Queenside Attack!

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 1, 2016, 12:12 AM

    Why is GM Simon Williams' favorite pawn the h-pawn? Because it's a potent attacking weapon when you want to launch an all-out assault on the enemy king. Learn from Simon's own moves and enjoy the fireworks.

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    Spicy Chess: 5-10-16

    ChessTV Oct 4, 2016, 6:52 PM

    GM Simon Williams is back with another session of Spicy Chess! Kicking off the action with a stunning LONG king walk from GM Short, the Ginger GM keeps the good times rolling with all the blitz action outburts and...

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  • USCF Tournament Report: January Evanston Tri-level's Thumbnail

    USCF Tournament Report: January Evanston Tri-level

    PlayChessWithASmile Jan 13, 2018, 10:24 PM

    Maret Thorpe, the Evanston Chess Club organizer, held her bi-monthly tournaments and I was there to help run the tournament.  In the Gold (1600+) section, there were one master and 3 experts.   Time controls are...

  • A game of chess: How Ruy Lopez became a bishop's Thumbnail

    A game of chess: How Ruy Lopez became a bishop

    introuble2 Jan 9, 2018, 10:37 AM

    In 1841, in Fraser's magazine, was published an interesting story about how Ruy Lopez had become a bishop. As source is mentioned the Spanish monastery archives. The same story appeared one year later in french...

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    Jan 2 Self-Analysis of 2017 01 01 Game 1

    BobZimmie Jan 2, 2018, 5:45 PM

    Okay, in accord with my NYResolution Rule # 2, this is a Study Day not a Play Day.  So looking at my archive, on Monday 1 Jan I immediately see the following. played 8 games of 10-minute chess. I won 3, lost 4(losing...

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