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    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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    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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    How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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    Dzagnidze Wins Euro Women's Championship

    IM JovankaHouska Apr 24, 2017, 2:51 PM

    Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia won the 18th edition of the European individual championship for women, held April 11-22 in Riga, Latvia. IM Jovanka Houska, who participated as well, reports. Nana Dzagnidze....

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    Akobian Wins To Become So's Newest Co-Leader

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 6:14 PM

    The players' fortunes at the 2017 U.S. championship have resembled more of a bingo hopper than any linear path. Just when you think one player has the best trajectory to the title, everything is thrown into chaos...

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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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