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  • Interesting Chess Data: Time Controls And Game Results's Thumbnail

    Interesting Chess Data: Time Controls And Game Results

    erik May 4, 2017, 5:44 PM

    Every chess game starts with a "time control" - how long each player has to move. And every game ends with a "result" - why did it end? A friend asked me about how each time control impacts the result, and I had...

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    How To Stomp Emanuel Lasker

    IM Silman Apr 20, 2017, 2:29 AM

    Simultaneous exhibitions are a great thing. A player who would normally never come face-to-face with a famous chess international master or grandmaster is able to live a dream and do his best to beat a legend and...

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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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  • Carlsen vs. Adams: Bishop Power's Thumbnail

    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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  • Will I stop messing up?: Washington Open Rounds 4-5's Thumbnail

    Will I stop messing up?: Washington Open Rounds 4-5

    Joseph_Truelson Jun 27, 2017, 7:47 PM

    I wasn't able to come to the Washington Open myself, so, like in the other blog post, I simply took this picture from the Washington Chess Federation's Facebook page without their permission. It's of Joseph during...

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    The not so amazing start: Washington Open Rounds 1-3

    Joseph_Truelson Jun 27, 2017, 11:29 AM

    The photo above was taken by the Washington Chess Federation. That's right, Federations are actual people and can take photos. It is of the first round, Sherry Tian vs. Joseph Truelson. Joseph kept insisting that...

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    Rubinstein. A Neglected Masterpiece.

    simaginfan Jun 25, 2017, 8:34 AM

    My friend kamalakanta recently asked me about my favorite players. One I mentioned was Rubinstein. I have taken the above photo from one of kamalakanta's blogs, here. https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalakanta/carlsens-style-is-not-new--check-out-rubinstein   Perhaps...

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