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  • The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy's Thumbnail

    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Elfim Geller,...

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    The Amazing Chess Coincidence

    GM Gserper May 14, 2017, 6:59 AM

    In his book "School of Excellence: Endgame Analysis," IM Mark Dvoretsky analyzes two very similar endgames. He writes: "The game Sultan Khan-Tartakower, played in 1931, was indeed almost completely identical to...

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    My Secrets About Magnus Carlsen

    KajaMSnare May 10, 2017, 2:05 PM

    First let me introduce myself: My name is Kaja Snare. I am a sports journalist from Norway. When asked by Chess.com if I can write this column, I said yes, because 1. It is great to be able to share with you my...

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    Best Moves Of Speed Chess Championship Qualifiers

    FM MikeKlein May 1, 2017, 7:24 PM

    The 2017 Speed Chess Championship begins today with Hikaru Nakamura vs the GM qualifier Sergey Grigoriants. But how did the four qualifiers get to the main bracket? FM Mike Klein shows you the spectacular moves...

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    ChessCenter: Hou Yifan Throws A Game?

    ChessCenter Feb 10, 2017, 6:28 PM

    Did Hou Yifan lose a game on purpose? The ChessCenter team gives you the full story. Plus Magnus Carlsen and some of the world's top grandmasters play in an exciting array of Chess.com events you don't want to miss.

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    Bishop Battles: Hammer vs Banikas

    GM SultanOfKings Dec 30, 2016, 12:19 AM

    Do you prefer bishops or knights? Opinions differ, but almost all grandmasters usually prefer the bishops, especially in pairs! Find out why as GM Jon Ludwig Hammer breaks down one of his games against another grandmaster.

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  • So I Joined A Chess Club!'s Thumbnail

    So I Joined A Chess Club!

    SonofPearl May 25, 2017, 2:12 PM

    After many years spent feeding my chess habit via the wonders of the internet, and in particular Chess.com, I joined a chess club! In truth, I'm not exactly a newbie because like many chess addicts of my age (46,...

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    My Summer Chess Goals!

    check97mate May 24, 2017, 12:59 PM

    Hello dear chess friends! It has been a while since I have posted anything on my chess.com blog, and I am glad to be back. I am writing this today to give you all a look into my summer chess plans and goals while...

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    Past Dutch Defense Games

    FM Drawyah May 20, 2017, 12:52 PM

    First game I will show here is from the same tournament mentioned in the past Bird Opening post: 1990 Midwest Masters. This game was played in round 4 and I narrowly missed beating an IM John Donalson. This next...

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