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  • Who Was The Best World Chess Champion In History?'s Thumbnail

    Who Was The Best World Chess Champion In History?

    IM DanielRensch Jan 3, 2017, 10:12 AM

    What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together, removing any advantages of opening theory or other evolved knowledge of our game for a super-tournament? What...

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    The Joy Of Reviewing Chess Games

    IM Silman Sep 8, 2016, 12:53 AM

    One of the great joys of chess is to sit back, relax, and review a game filled with subtle maneuvers or insanely wonderful tactics. At times, the game might be a masterpiece. At other times, the game might offer...

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    Kings On Steroids

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 5, 2016, 10:51 AM

    The most sacred of all pieces is the king, a piece we must care for and nurture. Right!? Wrong!  In this article we are going to take a look at kings on steroids. The kings below are drugged...

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  • Roman's Novelty Shop: French Defense - Part 2's Thumbnail

    Roman's Novelty Shop: French Defense - Part 2

    GM JRLOK Mar 16, 2014, 3:38 PM

    A piece for three pawns - one of the hardest positions to analyze properly in chess. Along with queen against two rooks and two minors for rook and two pawns, the imbalance can be difficult to digest. Enter Houdini...

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    Modern Masterpieces: Volkov vs Soćko

    GM kaidanov Feb 18, 2014, 7:11 PM

    In GM Kaidanov's words, you are about to "witness the victory of spirit over material." True indeed - in the first 15 moves, White's king and queen switched places and he advanced all eight of his pawns! At times...

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    Winning With Opposite Colored Bishops! – Part 2

    GM gmfinegold Dec 10, 2013, 10:37 PM

    In part 2 of GM Finegold's series, he has a trick that even Houdini can't perform - neither Harry nor the silicon version! It's one of the most famous single moves of all-time. The exhaustive analysis shows it was...

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  • London Chess Classic 2016 - Round 6's Thumbnail

    London Chess Classic 2016 - Round 6

    GM alexcolovic Dec 16, 2016, 10:32 AM

    A wonderful round. The key game Caruana-Nakamura was decided by what engine black didn't use, in this case Houdini 5.01. Topalov is out of the elite and Anand correctly asked Giri when he was going...

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    How to use a chess program, without cheating

    Har0ldF1nch Dec 1, 2016, 5:02 AM

    In this post I want to show you how to use a chess progam for your games on chess.com, but not cheating at the same time. But first I schould explain why I write this. As you can read on my profile page, I played...

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    World Championship Tiebreaks: Game Analysis

    GM RLH2 Nov 30, 2016, 11:53 AM

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Sergey Karjakin enter Wednesday's tiebreaks tied with 6 points apiece. In the 12 games with the classical time control, only two were decisive. Rapid games - 25 minutes...

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