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  • America's Got Talent: 8 Kids Crowned National Champions's Thumbnail

    America's Got Talent: 8 Kids Crowned National Champions

    IM dpruess Jun 13, 2017, 4:28 PM

    From June 2-4, 42 of the most talented chess kids in the U.S. competed in the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC), held for the sixth consecutive year on Chess.com. The purpose of this event...

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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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    Chess Goes Podcasting: Listen To Your Favorites

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 2:58 AM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

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    Grand Chess Tour Takes Off In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 20, 2017, 3:04 PM

    The 2017 Grand Chess Tour kicked off today in Paris with pro-am activities at the Vivendi headquarters, at a stone's throw of de Arc de Triomphe. With a series of rapid games, tomorrow the tour will officially commence. Garry...

  • Nakamura, Kosteniuk Win IOM Trips In Titled Tuesday's Thumbnail

    Nakamura, Kosteniuk Win IOM Trips In Titled Tuesday

    NM SamCopeland Jun 7, 2017, 8:43 AM

    GM Hikaru Nakamura started yesterday by claiming the sole lead to open Norway Chess with an excellent victory over Anish Giri. He finished the day with a sole first-place finish in Titled Tuesday. Even for a legendary...

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    Strongest Tournament Of 2017 Starts Monday

    PeterDoggers Jun 4, 2017, 1:34 PM

    On Monday the fifth edition of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament takes off in Stavanger, Norway. As Magnus Carlsen himself tweeted this week, it's going to be the strongest tournament of the year. The ten...

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    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...

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    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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    Three Years a Beginner

    sotimely Jun 22, 2017, 8:54 AM

    I just re-read the reflections I wrote after my first year playing chess. I came across it again because, despite it being old and having only two comments, someone made a nice comment on it recently.   Time flies...

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    Visited the Marshall

    PawnMorphy Jun 19, 2017, 1:23 PM

    I went up to visit NYC last week primarily for a graduation but also to do the tourist thing, and swinging by the historic Marshall Chess Club was on my list.   It was Monday afternoon and the place was basically...

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    From AVRO 1938 to Norway Chess and back

    ArnieChipmunk Jun 19, 2017, 2:33 AM

    Last week I went to Norway, to see the strongest chess tournament since AVRO 1938. The legendary AVRO tournament, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has captured my imagination ever since my granddad, who taught...

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