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  • My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3's Thumbnail

    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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    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,...

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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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    My first night at Chess Club

    dntfeedthemnkys Jan 16, 2018, 11:08 PM

    When it comes to chess, it is fair to say that I am a late bloomer. Or, at least, I will be once I bloom. One of my most cherished, and earliest, memories is of sitting in the room underneath the stairs at the first...

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    Fischer Vs Fine

    Homsar Jan 15, 2018, 12:31 PM

    The latest upload to my series on YouTube of instructive games of chess, this one by one of my favorite players, none other than Bobby Fischer.

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    Chess Variants

    samyakdeshpande Jan 13, 2018, 1:34 AM

    A chess variant (or unorthodox chess) is a game "related to, derived from, or inspired by chess".[2] The difference from chess might include one or more of the following: different rules for capture, move order,...

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