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    The Curse Of Nakamura

    GM Gserper Sep 22, 2017, 10:33 PM

    It is not a big secret that I devote a lot of space in my articles to Hikaru Nakamura's chess. The reason is not even that just like thousands of his fans I am rooting for a grandmaster who has a unique, entertaining...

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    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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    Aronian, Ding To Final, Candidates As Queens Beat Rooks

    PeterDoggers Sep 21, 2017, 10:16 AM

    Levon Aronian and Ding Liren have qualified for both the final of the FIDE World Cup and for the 2018 Candidates' Tournament. Ding beat Wesley So in the 10+10 games whereas Aronian eliminated Maxime...

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    Chess.com Isle Of Man, By The Numbers

    FM MikeKlein Sep 18, 2017, 12:19 PM

    The Isle of Man is not big, but it will be plenty big enough to capture the chess world's attention as it expands its annual world-class open tournament. From September 23 to October 1, the Chess.com Isle of Man...

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    Ivanchuk Implodes On 1st Day Quarterfinals

    PeterDoggers Sep 15, 2017, 9:36 AM

    He spent 42 minutes on his 10th move and resigned as early as move 24. Vassily Ivanchuk imploded after misplaying the opening and lost quickly to Levon Aronian as the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Cup took...

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  • I play a Grandmaster!'s Thumbnail

    I play a Grandmaster!

    OldChessDog Sep 23, 2017, 3:16 PM

    Not only did I play a Grandmaster—in this case WGM Adriana Nikolova—I have a “1” in the result’s column against her! Well, I do technically. I don’t like unearned victories and that’s exactly what this was. It was...

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    Reflections on the Steiner Gambit in the Marshall Attack

    kamalakanta Sep 20, 2017, 8:28 PM

    Recently I came upon a post by Lions which reminded me of a picturesque game by Lev Polugaevsky.     By the way, I highly recommend this book. As GM Mikhail Tal states in the preface, in this book Lev Polugaevsky...

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    The Procedure of Thinking

    MiddlegamerUmesh Sep 19, 2017, 10:03 PM

    Hello Chess Friends! It is true that Magnus Carlsen was a chess-prodigy and his game improves from day-to-day and the same can be said about many other GMs like Vishy Anand, Garry Kasparov, Vladmir Kramnik to name...

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