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    Chess And Political Correctness

    GM Gserper Dec 24, 2016, 3:52 AM

    The world has gone crazy! Did I just say it aloud? I am sorry; I used to better control what I say. In fact it was something you would learn from your early childhood in the former Soviet Union. As the...

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    Don’t Mock The Mockingbird

    IM Silman Dec 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

    This week we’re going to look at the games of the Chess.com member Mockingbird2, who is majoring in chemical engineering but thinks he can become a chess master in another two years. At the moment he’s...

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    Blunders That Give Us Hidden Gold

    IM Silman Nov 3, 2016, 2:31 AM

    The Chess.com member QueensConquerer wants to know what I think about his game. JS: I’m going to be honest. This game is a total mess, with one blunder following another (from both sides). However, blunder-games...

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    FideCastro Mar 19, 2017, 10:52 PM

    Dave Pugh       ½        Robin Anderton (126)               ½ Roy Peters       1          Mike Warden (126)                    0 S Grayland       1          Rayyan Farooq (125)                 0 G Mason         ...

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    Chess In The White House And Kasparov Wins Again

    FM MikeKlein Jan 6, 2017, 7:48 AM

    In 1984, GM Garry Kasparov endured a five-month match with GM Anatoly Karpov, but his latest battle ended after nine years. Unlike in that clash, this time there was a decision. Also this month, we take a...

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    Yip Rips, Tatev Trounces, 3 Men Still Cruising In St. Louis

    FM MikeKlein Apr 15, 2016, 4:18 PM

    Seven leaders are down to five after 30 hours in St. Louis. GM Ray Robson tried something new and beat his former coach, while GM Wesley So survived as his young opponent missed a winning shot late in the game....

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    2017 Pittsburgh Open

    BrainOnFire Mar 9, 2017, 8:30 PM

    Some context before beginning: After breaking through the 1800's in January 2016 and reaching the 1900's, I have been stagnated for about a year at this rating level. Whenever I would even come close to 2000 (peak...

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    10 common beginner's chess mistakes

    Trionyx Jan 12, 2017, 9:37 AM

    Learning play chess well is a long process, so here are some advises for beginner players, how they could improve the game and avoid common mistakes. Bringing out queen to early.  Queen is very powerful piece, but...

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    The anti-kid strategy in action: Challenger's Cup Round 2

    Joseph_Truelson Nov 2, 2016, 6:54 PM

    I think this paragraph is really unnecessary. Who cares about who took the photos! Obviously I took them. Do you see that evil kid looking at the camera? That's right, I have a anti-Anthony strategy!  I can't believe...

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