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    The Julien Levy Gallery

    batgirl Jan 10, 2018, 8:10 AM

           Chess as Art had been debated over and over.  Whether or not the Chess is Art, there does seems to be some affinity between the two disciplines.  Marcel Duchamp, a devotee...

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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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    Naked Chess, Snoop Dogg, And Best Chess Ad Ever

    FM MikeKlein Nov 21, 2017, 1:50 PM

    In this month's "In Other News" mashup, we ask if you would play naked chess? Rapper Snoop Dogg asks why the world isn't woke to a girls chess team? And make sure to read until the end for a remembrance of a national...

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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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  • 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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    My Stitches

    FatherNerd Jan 13, 2018, 1:34 PM

    So I was playing hockey and this girl wanted to play and she couldn't really skate that well so when she asked to play these older guys probably 16 or 17 were bullying her and kinda pushing her around because she...

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    Girls in Chess

    chemicalbilly Jan 13, 2018, 12:23 PM

    Ever stop to wonder, 'Where are the girls?' or 'Why aren't there that many or no girls on my level?' It's because of motivation. Boys are encouraged to play chess way more than girls, and that is making a difference on...

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    The radio

    Time4Sandwiches Jan 12, 2018, 8:01 PM

    Inspired by Stephen King and his death machines.   It always started on a dark and stormy night. And this was in Vegas or Reno or somewhere close. She had just turned on late night with George Noory and was really...

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