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    The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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    Advance to Ventnor I

    batgirl May 31, 2017, 1:23 PM

    Introduction      Ventnor City is a charming resort community on New Jersey's Absecon Island, snuggled between Margate City and the more famous Atlantic City.  In the Spring...

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    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller,...

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    Carlsen-Nakamura Norway Clash Ends In Draw

    PeterDoggers Jun 8, 2017, 3:18 PM

    Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura was a great fight that ended in a draw, the same result as the other four games in round three of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Friday is the first rest day. The start...

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    Strongest Tournament Of 2017 Starts Monday

    PeterDoggers Jun 4, 2017, 1:34 PM

    On Monday the fifth edition of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament takes off in Stavanger, Norway. As Magnus Carlsen himself tweeted this week, it's going to be the strongest tournament of the year. The ten...

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    Deep Thinking: Kasparov On Tour

    PeterDoggers Jun 3, 2017, 5:17 AM

    Garry Kasparov is currently touring to promote his latest book, "Deep Thinking," in which he not only looks back at the famous match(es) with Deep Blue in the 1990s, but also discusses at length the role of artificial...

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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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    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...

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    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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    Garry Kasparov TED Talk

    SonofPearl Jun 21, 2017, 6:39 AM

    Garry Kasparov has been actively promoting his latest book Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins in recent months, and this has included a TED talk which is now available...

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    Two Janowsky Games.

    simaginfan Jun 21, 2017, 1:48 AM

     In my post on the first Lasker - Janowsky match, I mentioned that I had two favorite games by the great chess artist David Janowsky. I shall give the second one here. Alekhine, in his notes to the game Pomar -...

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    Visited the Marshall

    PawnMorphy Jun 19, 2017, 1:23 PM

    I went up to visit NYC last week primarily for a graduation but also to do the tourist thing, and swinging by the historic Marshall Chess Club was on my list.   It was Monday afternoon and the place was basically...

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