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    Efim Geller vs Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Dec 20, 2017, 6:02 PM

    In my article “Efim Geller, Killer on the Chessboard,” I discussed Geller’s pioneering work with the King’s Indian Defense. (Mikhail Botvinnik said, “Before Geller we did not understand...

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    The Deadly Pawn Sacrifice

    GM Gserper Nov 21, 2017, 12:54 AM

    In last week's article we learned some of the favorite chess patterns of super-GM Ding Liren. As you probably remember, he loves to play for domination when his opponent's pieces can barely move. His most common...

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    Double the Fun

    batgirl Nov 7, 2017, 7:16 AM

         A few months ago Chess.com introduced an individual version of four player chess called "Free For All."  Just recently a second version called "Teams" has been released.  Four player...

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    Coach Dante's Student Appreciation Post! -- Team Fight

    CoachDVS88 Jan 13, 2018, 11:10 PM

    The following game is a lovely brawl between two of my own students!  The Senior is fairly strong and has learned from his previous years quite well.  The younger student (Marked Junior) has put some serious study...

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    The History of Chess

    samyakdeshpande Jan 4, 2018, 8:49 AM

    The history of chess goes back almost 1500 years. The game originated in northern India in the 6th century AD and spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently,...

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    Kasparov, The King's Gambit and Opening Theory Before Castling

    ArnieChipmunk Jan 2, 2018, 2:35 AM

    In my last blog post, I wrote about lost traces of medieval chess opening theory. My conclusion was that there's virtually nothing left of chess opening "theory" from the Middle Ages and that the introduction of...

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