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    Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

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    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

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    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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    Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov

    PeterDoggers Aug 16, 2017, 8:15 PM

    On a dramatic third day at the St. Louis Rapid tournament, Garry Kasparov lost a won game vs David Navara, was given a full rook by Le Quang Liem, and then was beaten by Fabiano Caruana in a difficult...

  • Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2's Thumbnail

    Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2

    PeterDoggers Aug 15, 2017, 11:21 PM

    While some of his colleagues are impressed by his play, GM Garry Kasparov himself has mixed feelings. The 54-year-old chess legend can definitely still compete with the current top players, as his draws...

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    The Wait Is Kaspar-over

    FM MikeKlein Aug 13, 2017, 6:37 PM

    It has been 4539 days since GM Garry Kasparov played a rated chess game. Internet and St. Louis Chess Club audiences, neither of whom even existed a dozen years ago, will only have to wait one more day to see the...

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    Berlin Endgames 8: File Control in Rook Endgames

    GM dbojkov Dec 1, 2011, 1:22 PM

    Today the "Towers of Power" have their say in the video series that has become the most in-depth look at the Spanish Endgame Pawn Structures on the internet! GM Dejan Bojkov enlightens further, stressing that the...

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    Straining the Bishop

    GM dbojkov Aug 9, 2010, 11:30 AM

    Today GM Dejan Bojkov teaches several fundamental, and very important, positional concepts about using and trapping bishops. After viewing these three examples from Grandmaster games (including Steinitz and Capablanca!)...

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    Intermediate Checkmates 4

    FM zibbit Jul 27, 2009, 3:29 PM

    Not knitting patterns, not sewing patterns, not flight patterns but checkmate patterns. The Arabian Mate is the focus of FM Ingvar Johannesson’s part 4 of Intermediate Checkmate Patterns. This video features grandmaster...

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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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    5 Best Books About Chess

    JamesPorter123123 Aug 18, 2017, 11:52 PM

    Believe it or not, the number of chess fans is growing tremendously every day. In fact, most people are finding it as one of the most fun game to play. As a result, there is a growing demand for chess books that...

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    Stalin and Kotov's Golden Rook: Cunning Masters in a Chess Plot

    RoaringPawn Aug 13, 2017, 6:31 AM

    From the Annals of Dirty Games of Chess and Politics Alexander Kotov is a chess mountain. Think his influential "Think like a Grandmaster," or the 1952 Stockholm Interzonal, which he won with a more than brilliant...

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