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  • Passionate About Squares: Oddities's Thumbnail

    Passionate About Squares: Oddities

    IM Silman Jul 13, 2017, 1:01 AM

    In this article we’ll take a look at "deep squares" (6th, 7th, and even the 8th!). So far we’ve used knights as the conqueror of squares, and most of the games will indeed highlight knights. However,...

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    An Open Letter To Save The Internet

    erik Jul 12, 2017, 1:21 AM

    Dear United States Federal Communications Commission staff members and congresspeople, I’m writing to you, good people of the FCC, fine senators, and upstanding representatives, to ask you to please reconsider...

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    The World Computer Championships: A History

    DavidLevyLondon Jul 7, 2017, 6:27 PM

    [Editor's note: David Levy is the president of the International Computer Games Association.]  The history of chess programs competing in tournaments is exactly 50 years old. In February 1967 the program...

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  • Hort, Karpov, Vaganian In Action At 50th Biel Festival's Thumbnail

    Hort, Karpov, Vaganian In Action At 50th Biel Festival

    PeterDoggers Jul 25, 2017, 11:16 AM

    The 50th jubilee edition of the Biel Chess Festival is underway in Switzerland. Among the participants are Vlastimil Hort and Anatoly Karpov, who played the rapid tournament on Sunday, and Rafael Vaganian,...

  • Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?'s Thumbnail

    Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Jul 21, 2017, 5:00 AM

    What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer...

  • So Beats Anand In Final, Clinches Leon's Thumbnail

    So Beats Anand In Final, Clinches Leon

    PeterDoggers Jul 10, 2017, 6:27 AM

    In a tournament where Wesley So committed one of the most bizarre blunders of recent years, he ended up winning the Leon tournament by beating Viswanathan Anand in the final. So brought his sunglasses to Leon...

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  • ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 9's Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Carlsen vs Karjakin World Championship Game 9

    ChessCenter Nov 23, 2016, 11:12 PM

    Sergey Karjakin is closing in on an amazing world championship upset, and he had a big edge today in an exciting game nine. Was he able to bring home the full point? The ChessCenter team analyzes the game and...

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    Home Cooking Gone Wild With Hikaru Nakamura

    IM DanielRensch Aug 22, 2016, 4:24 AM

    How did GM Hikaru Nakamura smash through GM Ding Liren's defenses in the 2016 Sinquefield Cup? Well, IM Danny Rensch says it's all prep! He's here to show you which lines Nakamura might have have had in mind in...

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    Magnus Carlsen Finally Beats Anish Giri

    GM RLH2 Jul 24, 2016, 12:44 PM

    Magnus Carlsen beat Anish Giri for the first time in classical chess at the 2016 Bilbao Masters Final. Grandmaster Robert Hess analyzes the game from start to finish, highlighting Magnus' strategical brilliance...

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  • Africa - Top Teams to Join's Thumbnail

    Africa - Top Teams to Join

    Malan77 Jul 26, 2017, 7:12 AM

    How do we as Africans find our way in the chess.com jungle?  I have found my safety in Team South Africa and is also busy finding my home in Team Africa.   They protect me from the dangers around and we fight together...

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    Humble beginnings...bright future

    jjo5034 Jul 25, 2017, 12:30 PM

         Chess has always been a work in progress in my life. I was the Chess champion of my class in high school three years in a row, and I have also won the school title several times. Unfortunately, that is where...

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    The big one got away: Seafair Open 2017

    WCM mkkuhner Jul 25, 2017, 8:26 AM

    I have a soft spot for the Seafair Open, the biggest Seattle Chess Club tournament of the year, as it was my comeback tournament in 2014.  (And it's quite unlikely that I'll do as badly as I did in 2014, where I...

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