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  • Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship's Thumbnail

    Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship

    Pia_swe Oct 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

    "Do you know who that is"? whispered the tournament leader and nodded toward the door where an elderly man in jacket, black shirt and purple tie slowly with the support of his cane of copper came into the room and...

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    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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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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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

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    Finegold Wins Ugliest Death Match In History

    FM MikeKlein Oct 6, 2017, 8:45 AM

    Ever want to feel better about your chess ability? Just re-watch yesterday's broadcast of the GM Ben Finegold-GM Simon Williams Death Match. If the endgame technique of the "Ginger GM" was a blimp, Finegold set...

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    Carlsen Crushes Guseinov In Speed Chess, Wants To 'Do Better'

    PeterDoggers Oct 5, 2017, 3:30 AM

    On Wednesday Magnus Carlsen defeated Gadir Guseinov 20.5-5.5 in what was the last match of the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship's first round. The next opponent for Carlsen, in the quarterfinals, will be Wesley...

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  • 2017 Speed Chess Championship: Aronian vs Nepomniachtchi's Thumbnail

    2017 Speed Chess Championship: Aronian vs Nepomniachtchi

    ChessTV Aug 25, 2017, 12:41 PM

    The hottest player in 2017 thus far, Levon Aronian, and blitz chess denizen Ian Nepomniachtchi contest one of the tightest matches in Speed Chess Championship history! Don't miss all the chess blunders, time scrambles,...

  • The Most Perfect Draw Of All Time?'s Thumbnail

    The Most Perfect Draw Of All Time?

    FM MikeKlein Jul 13, 2017, 1:28 PM

    Is this game the most beautiful and logical draw in chess history? Join FM Mike Klein in his fun analysis.

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    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...

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  • The Oldest Chess Opening?'s Thumbnail

    The Oldest Chess Opening?

    ArnieChipmunk Oct 15, 2017, 11:29 AM

    Although many chess fans find it boring, in my opinion it's absolutely fascinating that the Giuoco Piano, or Italian Opening, is so popular again at top grandmaster level. Isn't it wonderful that some of the oldest...

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    Does God Use Natural Disasters to Punish Mankind Today?

    LuigiPerson Oct 3, 2017, 3:05 AM

    SOME people believe that God uses natural calamities to discipline humankind. Others reject that notion. Still others do not know what to believe. One professor of religious studies stated: “Most religious traditions...

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    Osho, On Creativity

    jpaul_lyons Oct 1, 2017, 7:51 AM

    Osho, I believed I was uncreative. What else can be creativity besides dancing and painting and how to find out what my creativity is?   "Creativity has nothing to do with any activity in particular – with painting,...

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