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  • Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances's Thumbnail

    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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    The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

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    Aronian Wins Grenke Chess With Round To Spare

    PeterDoggers Apr 21, 2017, 4:27 PM

    With a fourth win in a row Levon Aronian, reached a 5/6 score today, winning the Grenke Chess Classic with a round to spare since the other games ended in draws. Tournament victory for Levon Aronian. |...

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    Aronian New Leader At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 19, 2017, 4:40 PM

    Hou Yifan missed a draw and lost an instructive endgame to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today at the Grenke Chess Classic. The new leader is Levon Aronian, who won against Matthias Bluebaum. Levon Aronian,...

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    Hou Yifan Pressures Carlsen, Maintains Lead At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 17, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Hou Yifan had the better chances but drew with Magnus Carlsen to keep her lead at the Grenke Chess Classic today. Again there were three winners: Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana and Arkadij Naiditsch. Hou...

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  • Do the Russians want war? (Russian , English, German, French...)'s Thumbnail

    Do the Russians want war? (Russian , English, German, French...)

    TatjanaJurjevna Apr 19, 2017, 2:22 AM

    German The Russians do they want war? The Russians do they want war? Ask the silence that hovers On our plowed fields and our plains, Ask birches, poplars. Just ask the soldiers Who lie beneath the birches! Their...

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    BKK OPEN 20017 concluded!

    dr_chessdad Apr 16, 2017, 9:26 AM

      What an eventful week!  Today concludes my 2nd participation in the Bangkok Chess Open Challengers division. It was an eventful week filled with exciting games and meeting new chess players from over the globe. The...

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    En passant and Castling

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 14, 2017, 7:30 PM

    En passant (french for "in passing") and castling moves can sometimes confuse beginners.  En passant happens when a pawn moves two squares on its initial move, and on the very next turn of the other player, they...

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