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  • My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3's Thumbnail

    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3

    IM Silman Jan 19, 2018, 3:56 PM

    CHESS REVIEW Chess Review (from 1933 to late 1969) was without any doubt the best American chess magazine until, in 1961, it ran into a remarkably improved Chess Life. Both tried to beat the other (interest exploded...

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    The Dean of American Chess

    batgirl Nov 28, 2017, 10:00 PM

       The expression "Dean of American Chess"  officially refers to specific individuals whose contribution to American Chess deserves special recognition and, as such, the title is considered the...

  • MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?'s Thumbnail

    MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?

    FM MikeKlein Oct 22, 2017, 3:49 PM

    By now, you know GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and GM Alexander Grischuk. Or, maybe you don't. There's more to them than tactics and novelties. Sure, in round one of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, you...

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    Giri Moves To 2/2 In Wijk aan Zee

    PeterDoggers Jan 14, 2018, 3:23 PM

    Anish Giri moved to 2/2 today at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament after beating Vladimir Kramnik. Close behind is Magnus Carlsen, who beat Baskaran Adhiban. The third winner in the Masters group was Shakhriyar...

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    Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

    pete Nov 18, 2017, 12:56 AM

    The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week. Stockfish placed clear first in the 10-engine...

  • Carlsen Wins His Day One As Caruana, So Make Their Move's Thumbnail

    Carlsen Wins His Day One As Caruana, So Make Their Move

    FM MikeKlein Nov 11, 2017, 8:54 PM

    Just when it seemed all the matches would be runaways before the final day of the 2017 Champions Showdown, a trio of trailers reinvigorated their battles. Three matches played eight games of G/10 with plenty of...

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    Why Simon Loves The French: Odds And Ends

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 14, 2015, 5:13 PM

    If you’ve made it this far in GM Simon Williams’ examination of the French Defense, you’ve got to watch the last video in this educational series. Simon wraps up his French lessons with the odds and ends of the...

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    Why Simon Loves The French: King's Indian Attack

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 10, 2015, 3:04 PM

    How did Bobby Fischer play against the French Defense as White, and what can you do to respond to his system? GM Simon Williams continues his love letter to the French with this fun and important video lesson...

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    Why Simon Loves The French: The Classical Variation

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 2, 2015, 5:18 PM

    It took GM Simon Williams 25 years to master the French Defense, but it should take you a lot less time now that you know all his secrets. Get ready for a lesson on perhaps the most popular of White’s responses...

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    My best chess win so far

    WGM IvaVidenova Jan 18, 2018, 11:45 AM

    I truly believe that my best win is still ahead. However, one of my favorite games so far is the one I've won against Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Gleizerov in France, back in 2012.  I was happy not just because of...

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    Praggnanandhaa Vs Liu Yi

    parvinder_khari Jan 9, 2018, 10:05 PM

    Praggnanandhaa vs Yi LiuEvent: 47th Rilton Cup 2017Site: Stockholm, SwedenDate: 2018.01.03Round: 8Opening: French Defense, Tarrasch Variation1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ngf3 g6...

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    Undefeated at the Boston Congress

    Milliern Jan 8, 2018, 5:21 PM

    The Boston Congress went as well as I could have hoped, as far as the quality of play I was able to sustain.  It didn’t go perfectly, in terms of result.  That’s mostly my fault, accepting draws in positions where...

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