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    The Return of Readers’ Games, Part 1

    IM Silman Dec 24, 2013, 8:27 AM

    When I was doing readers’ games (and I’ll return to that at some point next year) I would heap praise on good moves or even interesting moves, and I wouldn’t hesitate to call a horrible move what...

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    Having Fun With Blunders

    IM Silman Sep 3, 2013, 9:25 AM

    Recently I was involved in a small discussion about blunders and was shocked that the term’s meaning wasn’t as rock solid as I had thought. Everyone is used to symbols like “?” (poor or bad move), “?!” (dubious),...

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    Beginner Mating Patterns - Part 2

    IM Silman Dec 5, 2012, 1:27 AM

    In my first article on beginner mating patterns, we explored back rank mates, Queen mates on h7, Queen mates on g7, and smothered mates. This week we’ll explore the two beginner favorites: Scholar’s...

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    2013 US Championships Round 2

    SonofPearl May 5, 2013, 10:54 AM

    . Five Remain Perfect at U.S. Championships By FM Mike Klein SAINT LOUIS (May 5, 2013) -- After two rounds of the 2013 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, there are curiously more perfect scores remaining...

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