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    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...

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    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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  • OMG! Fisher's king march to hunt down Martner's Thumbnail

    OMG! Fisher's king march to hunt down Martner

    parvinder_khari Jan 3, 2018, 8:37 PM

    Rene Letelier Mariner vs Robert James FischerMar del Plata (1960), Mar del Plata ARGRound: 14Date: Apr-14 Opening: Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) · 0-1 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. c3 Qb6 4. Qb3 cxd4 5. Qxb6 axb6 6....

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    Fisher plays Fine

    parvinder_khari Dec 18, 2017, 8:45 PM

    Robert James Fischer vs Reuben FineBlitz, New York (USA) (1963), New York, NY USA Philidor Defense: Hanham. Steiner Variation (C41)1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nd7 4. Bc4 c6 5. O-O Be7 6. dxe5 dxe57. Qe2 Ngf6 8. Rd1...

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    Chess Openings for big boys

    PAWNSFORPRESIDENT Oct 8, 2017, 7:05 AM

    Ever wanted to master chess openings, by skimming through a book. Well this won't help, because we’ll be the ones skimming and you’ll be the ones figuring stuff out and not really learning anything. So anyway,   CHESS...

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