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  • American Woman - Part IV's Thumbnail

    American Woman - Part IV

    batgirl Feb 1, 2017, 11:15 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Strategy's Thumbnail

    Master Path Study Plan: Strategy

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:15 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Learn the following master-level pawn structures. Master the art of maneuvering. Learn to use your pawns actively. Study the exploitation of pawn...

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    How Chess Saved Beethoven

    batgirl Feb 17, 2016, 11:40 AM

    A Little Background:      A man named Wolfgang von Kempelen created a supposed chess-playing machine in 1770.  A chess master cleverly concealed inside controlled the exposed turbaned,...

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  • 2,400 Play Chess Tournament Under 1 Roof's Thumbnail

    2,400 Play Chess Tournament Under 1 Roof

    BabatundeOgunsiku Mar 3, 2016, 12:18 AM

    The Chess Western Province of South Africa organized the South African Juniors Chess Championship under the auspices of The South African Chess Federation. The tournament was held at the University of Cape Town...

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    Magnus Carlsen Plays Three-Board Blindfold Simul

    PeterDoggers May 31, 2015, 12:00 AM

    On May 5th GM Magnus Carlsen played a blindfold simul on three boards as part of the 2015 Sohn Conference, an annual fundraiser for the research, treatment and cure of pediatric cancer. Fully...

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    Playoffs Loom for U.S. Juniors

    SonofPearl Jul 14, 2012, 1:02 PM

    Playoffs Loom for U.S. Juniors; Arnold, Shen Lead By Tony RichSAINT LOUIS (July 14, 2012) -- As the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship winds down, the action is heating up; the competitors are feeding...

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  • In Defense of Descriptive Notation's Thumbnail

    In Defense of Descriptive Notation

    WhackDot May 13, 2017, 8:08 PM

    Descriptive Notation Gets Bad Press The reason descriptive is confusing to modern players is that each square has two designations, depending on who has moved. Every file is known by the piece that starts the game...

  • Șahul aleatoriu Fisher (Șah960)'s Thumbnail

    Șahul aleatoriu Fisher (Șah960)

    nic01ae May 5, 2017, 10:43 AM

    Șahul aleatoriu Fisher (Șah960) este o variantă de șah inventată și susținută de fostul campion mondial la șah Bobby Fischer, publicată pe 19 iunie 1996, în Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aceasta utilizează aceleași tablă...

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    1972 Fischer-Spassky World Championships match, part 1

    Mako_Cat Apr 14, 2017, 11:13 AM

    This is part one of three of the the Bobby Fischer VS Boris Spassky world championships match in 1972. Each part will have 7 games in it, along with some explanations, and annotations on the game. Since I'm only...

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