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  • Advance to Ventnor III's Thumbnail

    Advance to Ventnor III

    batgirl Jun 28, 2017, 11:37 AM

    1943 The 1943 tournament was held from July 5th - July 11      Anthony Santasiere and Pfc. George Shainswift shared the $50 first prize award.  Santasiere, who espoused...

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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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    How To Study Master Chess Games

    GM Gserper May 6, 2017, 3:53 AM

    Most chess players like to study games by masters and grandmasters. Indeed, many of these games are real works of art and you can enjoy them immensely. Of course, you can also learn from such games. I still...

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    Grand Chess Tour Resumes Weds. In Leuven

    PeterDoggers Jun 27, 2017, 3:03 PM

    The Grand Chess Tour resumes on Wednesday in Leuven, Belgium with an identical tournament to the one in Paris. GMs Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi,...

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    2016: The Year In Review

    News Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

  • Kasparov, Other Elites, And The Sinquefields Take 'Ultimate Moves' To Overtime's Thumbnail

    Kasparov, Other Elites, And The Sinquefields Take 'Ultimate Moves' To Overtime

    FM MikeKlein Aug 16, 2016, 4:42 PM

    If self-deprecating humor was in the Olympics, the Sinquefields would have joint golds. Saint Louis Chess Club Founder Rex Sinquefield and son Randy Sinquefield (owner of the video production house Spectrum Studios that...

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    Applying King Pressure

    thayercoll Jul 13, 2017, 12:52 PM

    Thayer Coll- I played white pieces, attacking from several angles while simultaneously burdening black with initiative to not allow my pawn-for-queen conversion with enticing gambits.   

  • Light Analysis: Thematic Ideas in the King’s Indian Defence's Thumbnail

    Light Analysis: Thematic Ideas in the King’s Indian Defence

    IroZobel Jun 15, 2017, 10:43 AM

    Botvinnik says that before Geller, we did not understand the King's Indian Defence. Well, I have trouble understanding it up to this day! Anyway, I want to share a lightly annotated game which displays some ideas...

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you are...

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