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  • What In The World Is A Chess Style?'s Thumbnail

    What In The World Is A Chess Style?

    IM Silman Apr 27, 2017, 3:44 AM

    The Chess.com member WackyJ1 wrote: "You hear about 'style' everywhere from chess books to chess articles. With statements like, 'You should choose your opening based on what suits your style' and, 'Steer...

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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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  • Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess's Thumbnail

    Meet Kasparov, Re-Meet A Legend, Run U.S. Chess

    FM MikeKlein Apr 26, 2017, 11:39 AM

    With Zurich, Grenke, Reykjavik, and Poikovsky tournaments all taking place nearly simultaneously, you might think there's no room for "other news." But this is the digital age; there's room for anything! In this...

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    Kramnik Wins With Amazing Rook Sac In Shamkir

    NM SamCopeland Apr 24, 2017, 4:57 PM

    Two days ago, Veselin Topalov played a wonderful rook sacrifice in Shamkir that some commented might be a move-of-the-year candidate. Today, Topalov's long-time adversary Vladimir Kramnik one-upped him with a possibly...

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    Meier Wins 2nd Speed Chess Qualifier Amid Nakamura Drama

    NM SamCopeland Apr 12, 2017, 1:47 PM

    Tuesday's Speed Chess Championship Qualifier 2 (with two more on April 18 and 25!) featured one of the most remarkable finales in Chess.com's history as Hikaru Nakamura entered the last round a half-point ahead...

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  • A Decade Of Tactics On The Rock's Thumbnail

    A Decade Of Tactics On The Rock

    FM MikeKlein Jan 16, 2017, 7:20 PM

    The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has long been considered one of the finest open tournaments in the world. With a storied history, it has produced many fine brilliancies. FM Mike Klein condenses as many as...

  • Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura Promo's Thumbnail

    Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura Promo

    ChessTV Oct 5, 2016, 2:10 PM

    Can you get any more excited for the biggest chess event in online history? It's Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura in the Chess.com GM Blitz Battle Championship, live on Oct. 27. Check out this brand new promo video...

  • ChessCenter: Will Magnus Carlsen Win vs Grischuk?'s Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Will Magnus Carlsen Win vs Grischuk?

    ChessCenter Aug 20, 2016, 10:47 PM

    Magnus Carlsen is ready to play the strongest online blitz match in chess history on Tuesday as he faces a final four with Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Find out who the ChessCenter...

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  • The Gastineau Garden Party 1873. A Chess Photograph.'s Thumbnail

    The Gastineau Garden Party 1873. A Chess Photograph.

    simaginfan Apr 27, 2017, 5:29 AM

    Standing. Left to right. J. Lovelock, ( committee member, City of London Chess Club) Bernhard Horwitz, William Norwood Potter, John Lowenthal, Henry F. Down (Honorary Secretary, City of London chess Club) Joseph...

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    Dig your well before you’re thirsty.

    venkateshvaran Apr 22, 2017, 1:38 AM

    Each flower tells that life is a battle which has to be combated Each flower tells that life is a battle which has to be combated Every time the sun rises it tells that if there is night(dark) there comes day(light)...

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    1.a4!

    PatternRecognition Apr 20, 2017, 5:48 PM

        I was inspired by this article...https://www.chess.com/article/view/is-this-the-future-of-chess and so I decided to play one of the greatest moves in all of chess history...1.a4!   I had a chess teacher...

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