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  • Magnus Carlsen's Biggest Secret's Thumbnail

    Magnus Carlsen's Biggest Secret

    GM Gserper Jan 21, 2018, 1:00 AM

    Magnus Carlsen is a genius. I doubt that many people would argue about this well-established fact. It is a totally different question why we call him a genius. Is it because he is the world champion? I don't think...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3

    IM Silman Jan 19, 2018, 3:56 PM

    CHESS REVIEW Chess Review (from 1933 to late 1969) was without any doubt the best American chess magazine until, in 1961, it ran into a remarkably improved Chess Life. Both tried to beat the other (interest exploded...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 2

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2018, 9:16 PM

    CHESS LIFE Chess Life, of course, has had its good times and bad times; the late 1970s brought about a cut in the page-count while the Fischer drop in membership forced austerity, including removing many columnists....

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    'Smooth Operator' MVL Wins Chess960 Championship

    PeterDoggers Jan 6, 2018, 1:12 AM

    The super-grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave decided to join the field and ended up crushing that field. The French number-one scored 8.5/9 and won the very first Chess.com Chess960 Championship on Thursday. It...

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    Thursday: 1st Chess.com Chess960 Championship

    PeterDoggers Jan 2, 2018, 9:02 AM

    Tired of opening theory but still want to play for great prizes? Then we have good news. We're hosting the first Chess.com Chess960 Championship on January 4 where you can win a ticket to the Bobby Fischer...

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    Win A Ticket To The Bobby Fischer Memorial

    PeterDoggers Nov 30, 2017, 10:16 AM

    By playing in the first Chess.com Chess960 Championship on January 4 you can win a ticket to the Bobby Fischer Memorial in March in Reykjavik and play in the Chess960 tournament that will be held on Fischer's...

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    2018 Chess.com Chess960 Championship

    ChessTV Jan 4, 2018, 9:07 PM

    Chess.com hosts its first-ever Chess960 (AKA Fischer Random) Championship with super-GMs like Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. IM Daniel Rensch and GM Yasser Seirawan commentate!

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    Bobby Fischer's Amazing Knight Move

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 28, 2016, 11:18 AM

    GM Simon Williams continues his series on the greatest piece maneuvers of all time with a shocking knight maneuver played by Fischer in a five-minute game. Williams then presents one of his own games where he outplayed...

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    Ruy Lopez: The Verdict On 4...Nf6

    GM vegasicilia Jan 23, 2016, 3:40 PM

    GM Ivan Sokolov continues his lesson on in-depth Ruy Lopez theory with the most common fourth move, …Nf6. If you play the Ruy Lopez from either side, you absolutely must know the consequences of this move. Learn...

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    "Efim Petrovich, what sort of punk is playing on our team?"

    kamalakanta Jan 21, 2018, 4:43 PM

    Some Masters are extremely creative, and their play challenges notions of what is "acceptable" or "sound". These Masters are Artists of the chessboard, and when their ideas are accompanied by a world-class talent,...

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    Bobby Fischer Trap

    samyakdeshpande Jan 20, 2018, 4:44 AM

    Bobby Fischer Trap Bobby Fischer was a brilliant chess player and there is so much that we can learn from him. In this trap we look at one of his many contributions to the chess world. Starting with the king pawn...

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    10 Years Ago Today...

    FM MikeKlein Jan 18, 2018, 2:40 PM

    Ten years ago today, most of the world found out that former World Champion Bobby Fischer died. While he technically passed the evening before (on January 17, 2008), it wasn't until morning that all but his closest...

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