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    Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 1, 2017, 3:02 AM

    Though I played the late, great grandmaster Arthur Bisguier in Canada a long time ago (he beat me), I didn’t really know the man. Photo courtesy US Chess. However, knowing a man is one thing, but knowing...

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    Advance to Ventnor I

    batgirl May 31, 2017, 1:23 PM

    Introduction      Ventnor City is a charming resort community on New Jersey's Absecon Island, snuggled between Margate City and the more famous Atlantic City.  In the Spring...

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    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller,...

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    Carlsen gewinnt das Schnellschach in Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 23, 2017, 3:50 PM

    Magnus Carlsen ist nach dem Schnellschach bei der Grand Chess Tour in Paris erster. Er konnte 14 Punkte, und damit einen mehr als der zweitplatzierte Alexander Grischuk holen. Hikaru Nakamura liegt vor dem Blitzturnier,...

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    Nakamura Grabs Lead In Norway 1st Round

    PeterDoggers Jun 6, 2017, 4:48 PM

    As the only winner in the first round, Hikaru Nakamura grabbed an early lead at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. The American grandmaster defeated Anish Giri, who was close to a draw but then allowed...

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    Speed Chess Championship Resumes With Karjakin vs Meier

    PeterDoggers May 22, 2017, 11:00 AM

    It's Speed Chess week! Our online championship will resume on Wednesday this week the match between Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier. On Thursday there's Anish Giri vs Wesley So, which we'll preview tomorrow. Find...

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    King of kings

    GM smurfo Jun 24, 2017, 11:14 AM

    The King’s Indian Defence is to chess what the piano is to music. It’s complex, rich and all the pros end up playing it eventually. Fischer, Tal and Kasparov are probably the Chopin, Beethoven and Mozarts...

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    Know Your Chess Symbols

    NM eltenedor Jun 22, 2017, 11:55 PM

        I've been teaching my students how to annotate their games, and along with it, the symbols for annotation. These symbols are extremely useful for not only describing a move, but the evaluation of a position...

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    Going for a Title at 30

    dbschultz Jun 18, 2017, 7:12 PM

         In many sports, someone who is 30 is considered a senior citizen. However, unlike boxing or competitive pole dancing, my main tool is my mind and reaction time won't be the difference between survival and a...

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