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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

    GM Gserper Jan 29, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Ask chess players about the period known as romantic chess and they will probably mention the names of La Bourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy. Indeed, all three of them were called unofficial world...

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    GM Arthur Bisguier, 1929-2017

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 8:57 AM

    GM Arthur Bisguier, one of America's greatest chess players of the 20th century, died on Wednesday at the age of 87 while in a care facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Cover...

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    Nepomniachtchi On A Roll In Danzhou

    PeterDoggers Jul 12, 2016, 7:38 AM

    Ian Nepomniachtchi is doing very well at the “Super Grandmaster Tournament” in Danzhou in the Hainan province of China. The Russian grandmaster has scored 4.0/5 and is a point ahead of the pack. To...

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    Wei Yi Plays Another King Hunt Game But Drops Below 2700

    PeterDoggers Apr 10, 2016, 9:25 AM

    Last week India won the Asian Nations Cup, ahead of China. The young Chinese GM Wei Yi played another king hunt game, but dropped below 2700 in the live ratings. The Asian Nations Cup, held...

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  • Learn From The Old Masters: Schlechter's Immortal Game's Thumbnail

    Learn From The Old Masters: Schlechter's Immortal Game

    GM dbojkov Mar 15, 2016, 8:33 PM

    Take my rooks and my bishops! In passive Polish opening, Bernhard Fleissig find himself far behind in development with a exposed king! Schelecter stunningly sacrifices both rooks and both bishops in this beautiful...

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    Bukavshin Immortalizes An Averbakh Lesson

    GM AlexYermo Feb 7, 2016, 2:02 PM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky concludes his tribute to the late GM Ivan Bukavshin with a must-see endgame. Bukavshin, who died in January at the age of 20, was not only a great attacking player, but was also a knowledgeable...

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    Botvinnik vs Capablanca: Pawns And Pieces

    FM ImmortalTechnique Oct 22, 2015, 3:22 PM

    FM Elliot Liu is back with the third and final part of his video series on the immortal classic, Botvinnik vs. Capablanca AVRO 1938. In this thrilling finale, witness Botvinnik's much lauded sacrifice to overcame...

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    Mastering The Positional Queen Sacrifice

    dynamicchess970 Jun 12, 2017, 3:38 AM

    What exactly is a positional queen sacrifice?When you give up your queen but in return you get compensation that may be in terms of light square/dark square control OR The opponent's king safety is compromised OR...

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    One Myth Leads to Another

    LuigiPerson Jun 5, 2017, 6:27 AM

    One Myth Leads to Another 00:00   01:33 “LOOK out,” wrote the apostle Paul to Christians living in the latter half of the first century C.E. What was he warning against? “Perhaps there may...

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    2+2=5!

    kamalakanta May 27, 2017, 9:22 AM

    This post is dedicated to games where the normal value of pieces does not apply...due to diferent factors...a direct attack...or time for development....a specific pawn structure that allows for this.... I will...

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