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  • War Games: Reshevsky-Kashdan's Thumbnail

    War Games: Reshevsky-Kashdan

    batgirl May 10, 2017, 11:55 AM

         In the latter part of 1941 the USCF, only three years old, started finalizing its plans for the 1942 performance of its crown jewel, the U.S. Championship.  But in December the unthinkable...

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    TODAY: Nakamura To Play Komodo In Odds Match

    pete Dec 28, 2015, 2:16 PM

    The strongest computer chess engine in history will face one of the strongest humans on earth next week in an odds chess match on Chess.com. Komodo will play GM Hikaru Nakamura in a four-game match, January...

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    The Day the Stars Came Out

    batgirl Dec 9, 2015, 11:23 AM

                    Like a poorly rehearsed play, nothing seemed to go right.  What started out as a brilliant idea was fizzling out before everyone's...

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  • My Memorable Games: Trusting Fritz!'s Thumbnail

    My Memorable Games: Trusting Fritz!

    GM Shankland Dec 8, 2012, 6:16 PM

    Here Sam provides instructive analysis on a previous battle (2007) with GM Ray Robson. He reflects on his younger "more materialistic" days, particularly, his inexperience with the use of computer engines. He learned...

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    When and When not to use Computer Chess Engines

    IM Nezhmet Jun 30, 2010, 1:28 PM

    International Master Mark Ginsburg begins a new video series on a topic that should be of great importance to players of all levels: When is it good, when is it bad, and most importantly -- HOW exactly should we...

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    James Mason vs Alexander Fritz

    npena Aug 14, 2017, 9:34 AM

    London System Game 1   Mason's Bf4 is met with the symmetrical bishop development 2...Bf5 With 11.Nd4! Mason secures the Bishop Pair, but then 13. Bd3 needlessly exchanges a Bishop. Black's 14...f5?! creates a...

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    My Favorite Computer Analysis Programs

    RMChess1954 Aug 12, 2017, 12:38 PM

    My favorite computer analysis that I own is Fritz 12. It's closer to a human than anything else I've tried. I know it's better to do it yourself, but this is pretty good to read over.    

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    The Black Hole of Chess Opening Study and My Hiatus

    Milliern Aug 10, 2017, 9:22 PM

    A friend (1800-ish rated) of mine calls openings a "black hole," because of the massive content of opening ideas and move, and the complete time-suck that studying openings constitutes.  Despite having never really...

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