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    Magnus Carlsen's Biggest Secret

    GM Gserper Jan 21, 2018, 1:00 AM

    Magnus Carlsen is a genius. I doubt that many people would argue about this well-established fact. It is a totally different question why we call him a genius. Is it because he is the world champion? I don't think...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3

    IM Silman Jan 19, 2018, 3:56 PM

    CHESS REVIEW Chess Review (from 1933 to late 1969) was without any doubt the best American chess magazine until, in 1961, it ran into a remarkably improved Chess Life. Both tried to beat the other (interest exploded...

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    The Fake News Awards For Chess

    pete Jan 17, 2018, 3:21 PM

    The concept of "fake news" is itself in the news recently. While most of the fake news discussed these days is about politics, there is plenty of fake news in our favorite game. Stronger players should be able...

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    How To Checkmate: Epaulette Mate

    GM Ginger_GM Oct 2, 2017, 7:10 PM

    This picturesque checkmate is one you need to know, as it comes up quite often in all kinds of games. Let Simon Williams give you a lesson on the checkmate that has a uniform.

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    The Best Chess Of 2017: Part 2

    IM DanielRensch Dec 29, 2017, 11:00 PM

    2018 is here, but before we can officially say goodbye to 2017, IM Danny Rensch is here to finish his top 10 countdown of the best games and moves played in the previous year. Enjoy more brilliant moves from Aronian,...

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    The Best Chess Of 2017: Part 1

    IM DanielRensch Dec 28, 2017, 9:43 PM

    Before the ball drops to end 2017, IM Daniel Rensch is here with his own countdown: the best chess games of the year. Sit back and relive the year in chess with this fun and instructive video, and stay tuned for...

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    "Efim Petrovich, what sort of punk is playing on our team?"

    kamalakanta Jan 21, 2018, 4:43 PM

    Some Masters are extremely creative, and their play challenges notions of what is "acceptable" or "sound". These Masters are Artists of the chessboard, and when their ideas are accompanied by a world-class talent,...

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    My 4,000th USCF Rated Chess Game

    KingsBishop Jan 21, 2018, 3:14 PM

    I recently played my 4,000th USCF Rated Chess game, and it was a win! I began playing Rated Chess when I was in High School. That was something like 37 years ago! At the time of this 4,000th game, I was in my 747th...

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    Alekhine on The Moller Defence.

    simaginfan Jan 21, 2018, 4:40 AM

    Recently my friend Toucanchess did a blog on the Moller Defence in the Ruy Lopez. In it he quoted a game of Alekhine's. Since I have a special interest in the way that great players handle different opening systems,...

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