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    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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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    The Day They Killed Magnus Carlsen's Dream

    KajaMSnare Jun 11, 2017, 7:49 AM

    The clock now shows 12:18 am where I am sitting in Oslo. 19 minutes past a devastating day. I just got home from a very eventful day at work, and my initial plan was to pour a glass of wine and finish off the second...

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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...

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    Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 19, 2017, 9:23 PM

    Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team...

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    Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Jul 21, 2017, 5:00 AM

    What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer...

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  • Girl Overboard: Forcing Queen Sacs!'s Thumbnail

    Girl Overboard: Forcing Queen Sacs!

    FM MikeKlein Feb 9, 2015, 4:24 PM

    FM Mike Klein is back with seven more spectacular queen sacrifices for you to enjoy. You won’t believe the creative ways the queens were jettisoned to win these brilliant attacking games — but FM Klein explains...

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    High-Level Entertainment: Extra Queens, Who Needs Them?

    IM Keaton87 Oct 10, 2013, 7:25 PM

    Five queens on the board by move 20? Is Chess.com featuring games from six-year-olds? Just the opposite - it was from a world champion's game. IM Kiewra also shows his own version of queen multiplicity madness....

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    Queenstown Chess Championships - Rounds 1-3

    TyrantTick Oct 20, 2017, 12:52 AM

       For those of you who have read my previous few blogs, you'll know that I was preparing very *hard* for the Queenstown Chess Championships, in Singapore, to which I was invited by @Iam2Busy. The tournament has...

  • Women's Trash Talk Now Equivalent to Men's, Claim Top Players's Thumbnail

    Women's Trash Talk Now Equivalent to Men's, Claim Top Players

    C_Hernandez Oct 18, 2017, 7:23 AM

    In the sport of chess, the glass garbage bin has apparently been smashed to bits according to today's elite players. It has long been surmised that female chess players were far less active than their male counterparts...

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    Track of the week.

    IlMave Oct 16, 2017, 6:05 AM

    Track of the week! "The end" By Harry Gregson Williams and Lisa Gerrard. Used in the movie "Man on fire" with Denzel Washington starring, he played the role of a Mexican girl's bodyguard. Mexico is one of the countries...

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