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  • The Strongest Player You've Never Heard Of?'s Thumbnail

    The Strongest Player You've Never Heard Of?

    GM Gserper Oct 28, 2017, 11:05 PM

    From time to time I learn about strong players from the past that are generally forgotten now. I wrote about one such player in this old article. Today I would like to talk about another master who is pretty much...

  • Are You Brave Enough To Play This Attack?'s Thumbnail

    Are You Brave Enough To Play This Attack?

    IM Silman Oct 25, 2017, 10:41 PM

    In August, I wrote an article about the King’s Indian and a game played by The Chess.com member IvnKaramazov. Well, he’s done it again with another exciting KID game. I won’t annotate it since...

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    Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship

    Pia_swe Oct 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

    "Do you know who that is"? whispered the tournament leader and nodded toward the door where an elderly man in jacket, black shirt and purple tie slowly with the support of his cane of copper came into the room and...

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  • Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So's Thumbnail

    Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So

    NM SamCopeland Nov 18, 2017, 5:16 PM

    "Magnus Carlsen dominates speed chess" is a fairly accurate description of chess in 2017. Carlsen has destroyed multiple fast chess formats. After shared firsts (but no title on tiebreak) in the World Rapid and...

  • Giri, MVL, Inarkiev Start With Wins At Palma Grand Prix's Thumbnail

    Giri, MVL, Inarkiev Start With Wins At Palma Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Nov 16, 2017, 11:28 AM

    Anish Giri, Ernesto Inarkiev and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave were the winners on the first day of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Teimour Radjabov, who is hoping to qualify for the Candidates' (like...

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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

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  • HOW TO FIND THE BEST MOVE... SORT OF???'s Thumbnail

    HOW TO FIND THE BEST MOVE... SORT OF???

    Chessnutcafe Nov 16, 2017, 11:22 AM

    HOW TO FIND THE BEST MOVE...     We all want to make the best move every time in chess, but even the greatest players in the world are not immune to making inaccuracies or out-in-out blunders; so what's a common chess...

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    GLOBE

    g_sorkin Nov 13, 2017, 9:08 PM

    BILL'S ALZHEIMER'S BATTLE! Bill Clinton appears to have trouble finding his thoughts, insiders say. Former President Bill Clinton's weak, wasted and shaky condition while trying to give a speech has triggered fears...

  • Milan Vidmar. Some Games and Writings.'s Thumbnail

    Milan Vidmar. Some Games and Writings.

    simaginfan Nov 5, 2017, 1:45 AM

    Morning Everyone! On a small post a couple of weeks ago, I was asked why I like Vidmar so much.My answer was:- Firstly, he was an amateur at the time when chess was becoming truly professional as we would understand...

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