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  • Is Chess Barbaric?'s Thumbnail

    Is Chess Barbaric?

    GM Gserper Oct 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The title of this article might surprise you. Indeed it sounds like an oxymoron. How can such a noble, royal game be barbaric? Well, the traditional definition of chess is a trifecta of art, science and sport....

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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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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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  • Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader's Thumbnail

    Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader

    FM MikeKlein Nov 19, 2017, 12:50 PM

    Who is GM Simon Williams seconding? In today's round four of the final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, six of the nine players of the white pieces played h4, many with aggressive intentions. Despite...

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    Svidler Moves To Shared First Place At Palma GP

    PeterDoggers Nov 18, 2017, 3:09 PM

    Winning as Black today Peter Svidler moved to a plus one score at the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca. The Russian GM joined leaders Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The...

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    Can So Upset Carlsen, The Speed Chess Champ?

    FM MikeKlein Nov 14, 2017, 11:42 AM

    So-so won't be good enough for GM Wesley So. On Saturday, November 18, he will face the world champion and reigning Speed Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen for the final spot in the quarterfinals. The underdog...

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  • How Many Wins Can You Miss?'s Thumbnail

    How Many Wins Can You Miss?

    GM JRLOK Jun 5, 2017, 12:35 PM

    Can GM Dzindzichashvili make it through one of Pete's pathetic chess games without losing his mind? Find out what went wrong on this hilarious member-game analysis.

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    Magnus Carlsen Beats Wei Yi: Big Game Analysis

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 14, 2016, 3:49 PM

    The world chess champion Magnus Carlsen bounced back today to score a win over GM Wei Yi in round two of the Bilbao Chess Masters Final. GM Simon Williams gives you the full play-by-play and analysis.

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    Get The Best From A Bad Position: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK Aug 5, 2015, 12:58 AM

    Even if your position is bad, you can still take advantage of your opponent’s mistakes to salvage or even win the game. In this entertaining member-game analysis, GM Roman Dzindzichashvili points out all the...

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