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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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    The Top 3 Chess Insults

    GM Gserper Sep 16, 2017, 9:18 PM

    The 2017 World Cup is one of the most important events of the year and a real feast for the true chess enthusiast. It is even covered by the mainstream media, which usually ignores chess. Unfortunately the media...

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    Chess.com Announces Computer Chess Championship

    pete Sep 13, 2017, 11:28 AM

    The world's strongest computer engines will compete in a first-of-its-kind speed chess tournament on Chess.com this November, the site announced today. As computer engines have claimed the undisputed title as the...

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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...

  • Kovalyov Case Not Admitted By Ethics Commission's Thumbnail

    Kovalyov Case Not Admitted By Ethics Commission

    PeterDoggers Oct 11, 2017, 11:23 AM

    FIDE's Ethics Commission has announced that it cannot admit the complaint from the Chess Federation of Canada about the Anton Kovalyov dress code incident at the World Cup due to "a lack of reliable evidence." A...

  • Kramnik Sits Out As European Club Cup Takes Off's Thumbnail

    Kramnik Sits Out As European Club Cup Takes Off

    PeterDoggers Oct 9, 2017, 2:30 AM

    The European Club Cup started on Sunday in Göynük/Antalya, Turkey. Vladimir Kramnik, who needs every Elo point he can get in the coming weeks to keep hopes for qualifying for the Candidates', didn't play...

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  • Hammer's Highlights: Underpromotion Mate's Thumbnail

    Hammer's Highlights: Underpromotion Mate

    GM SultanOfKings Feb 9, 2017, 12:47 PM

    Jon Ludvig Hammer looks at his game against Artur Neikans from the Pro Chess League. It was nominated as game of the week—and we can understand why: It was full of action! Hammer takes us through important strategy...

  • USCL: Game of the Week | Final!'s Thumbnail

    USCL: Game of the Week | Final!

    GM AlexYermo Nov 26, 2013, 7:56 PM

    The first game to finish in the USCL Finals was also the best. Longtime board one for the Miami Sharks, GM Julio Becerra, gets his team ahead 1-0 en route to their first ever league title. The game is a straightforward...

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    USCL: Game of the Week | Semifinals!

    GM AlexYermo Nov 20, 2013, 10:56 PM

    GM Yermolinsky shows fellow GM Sam Shankland's best game of the year. White plays g4 to loosen his opponent's position, then completely obliterates it with an exchange sacrifice. The mates are pleasing and forced,...

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  • My Game Against IM Lawrence Trent's Thumbnail

    My Game Against IM Lawrence Trent

    FangBo Oct 20, 2017, 11:30 AM

    I am honoured greatly to have had the oppurtunity to play against IM Lawrence Trent in one of his blitz brawls, and the blitz game in question was by no means a decisive victory for the favourite. I was expecting...

  • Blunder is My Name Chess May Not be My Game's Thumbnail

    Blunder is My Name Chess May Not be My Game

    nicktrap Oct 19, 2017, 6:29 PM

    This is the first Slow Chess League game of this week. I played black and once again failed to look at my opponents threats before moving and gave up an easy mate. I continue to provide nice examples of winning...

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    Send In Your Games!

    EOGuel Oct 17, 2017, 8:12 PM

    Hello, guys and gals! Well... I just got off a big post, and am kinda bored with nothing to do!  Haha! Just kidding! But in the meantime, feel free to send me in any games you would like looked at/analyzed...

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