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  • Is Chess Barbaric?'s Thumbnail

    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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    World Cup Bracketology

    IM djgwards Sep 1, 2017, 3:53 AM

    The best players in the world, sweat dripping down their faces. Win or go home. Big money on the line. One shot at glory. Pawn sacrifices. No, this is not your traditional sporting event. This is the Chess World...

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    Dancing

    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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    Batumi Chess Club NONA Wins 3rd ECC Title

    IM JovankaHouska Oct 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

    Batumi Chess Club NONA won the European Club Cup on Saturday in Göynük/Antalya. As promised, Chess.com publishes a separate report on the women's tournament, once again written by IM Jovanka Houska. The...

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    Isle Of Man Set For Sprint Finish

    FM MikeKlein Sep 29, 2017, 3:52 PM

    One of the Isle of Man's most famous sons is a sprinter. The bicyclist Mark Cavendish, born in the capital of Douglas, is known for breaking out of the pack right at the finish. The "Tour d'Isle of Man," better...

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    Carlsen, Nakamura Still Perfect As German IMs Draw Anand, Caruana

    FM MikeKlein Sep 25, 2017, 3:05 AM

    Thanks to two German IMs in their 20s, now only two of the top five seeds have perfect scores after 48 hours in the 2017 Chess.com Isle of Man International. Both GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Viswanathan Anand ceded...

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    Chess Candidates Tournament

    chessguy1012 Oct 11, 2017, 11:12 AM

     So you probably heard about the 2018 chess candidates tournament, right? It's everywhere, but, if you don't know what it is, then I'll tell you. It is a double round robin (everyone plays each other twice) with...

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    Playing the Whale: Seattle Chess Classic Rounds 2-3

    Joseph_Truelson Oct 4, 2017, 8:47 PM

    Photo is of the beginning of a 5 board bughouse game. Joseph’s taking the picture, so you can’t see his board. Photo Credit: RAR Master [Since I’m paid the same amount every week, I like it when Joseph doesn’t make...

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    Path To Chess Prosperity #3: 9/9/2017 Tournament Analysis PART 2

    EOGuel Oct 1, 2017, 4:12 PM

    Yes, this is a double-feature blog... Intermission... OK, hi guys! Well, we left off when I started 2-0 at the prestigious Arlington Chess Club's tournament defeating the tournament director and a shaky...

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