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  • Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship's Thumbnail

    Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship

    Pia_swe Oct 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

    "Do you know who that is"? whispered the tournament leader and nodded toward the door where an elderly man in jacket, black shirt and purple tie slowly with the support of his cane of copper came into the room and...

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    How Many Moves Can You See Ahead?

    louisathomas Aug 9, 2017, 3:49 AM

    I recently told a friend that I had been playing a lot of chess. “How good are you?” she asked. I brightened, interpreting the question as an invitation for a game. “No, I don’t play,”...

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    Should We Trust Computers?

    GM Gserper Aug 6, 2017, 12:09 AM

    The question whether to trust computers might sound pointless since we really have no choice in the modern world. Think about it: if a computer of one of the nuclear superpowers goes berserk, then it can potentially...

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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

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    Finegold Wins Ugliest Death Match In History

    FM MikeKlein Oct 6, 2017, 8:45 AM

    Ever want to feel better about your chess ability? Just re-watch yesterday's broadcast of the GM Ben Finegold-GM Simon Williams Death Match. If the endgame technique of the "Ginger GM" was a blimp, Finegold set...

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    World Cup Shock: Carlsen, Kramnik, Nakamura Out

    PeterDoggers Sep 10, 2017, 9:35 AM

    A huge shock was felt at the FIDE World Cup today as some of the biggest names in the tournament got knocked out: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura. Carlsen couldn't beat...

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    Carlsen vs. Adams: Bishop Power

    GM SultanOfKings May 1, 2017, 2:55 PM

    What is the best game World Champion Magnus Carlsen ever won using the bishop pair? As he told his good friend, GM Jon Ludwig Hammer, it's his game against Michael Adams in the 2007 World Cup. Watch and learn as...

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    Magnus Carlsen Gets Hammered

    GM SultanOfKings Jan 1, 2016, 5:35 PM

    This game needs no introduction. It shocked chess fans around the world. It even won the 2015 ChessCenter award for upset of the year. Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, lost to his friend GM Jon Ludwig Hammer...

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    Fireworks On The 4th

    IM Keaton87 Jul 6, 2015, 6:38 PM

    If you want one more dose of summer fireworks, look no further. IM Keaton Kiewra reviews his friend Craig Hilby’s game against the former U.S. champion, GM Alex Shabalov. Hilby earned a well-deserved IM norm...

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    Happy 101st birthday to my Nan

    Non-Existent_Me Oct 20, 2017, 11:45 AM

    My Nan, (Grandmother) turns 101 today  She's more than just a Nan to me and my sister, she was our surrogate mother when I was 7 and 8 after we lost our dad and my mum couldn't cope. She was my best friend in my...

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    Daily Practice Game

    nicktrap Oct 18, 2017, 1:40 PM

    Another practice game with my friend NickH, a 15/10 time control game. I played white and he played the Caro-Kann, which I don't have a lot of experience with. I lost the game on time, but was is trouble anyway,...

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    The White Knight Runs Wild

    nicktrap Oct 14, 2017, 1:10 PM

    This is my third practice game with my NickH, a fine player and fine friend. He played white and opened with the Ruy Lopez. I did okay through the opening and into the middle game, but a couple of tactical blunders...

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