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    Advance to Ventnor II

    batgirl Jun 14, 2017, 11:44 AM

    1941 The 1941 Ventnor City Invitational took place on the Municipal Pier from July 5-13.      Of those initially invited, Jack Collins, Harry Morris and Olaf Uvestad couldn't...

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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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    Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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    World Cup Semifinals: Was So Winning?

    PeterDoggers Sep 19, 2017, 10:05 AM

    Both games on the first day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals were drawn. Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave split the point quickly in a very theoretical line of the Gruenfeld Defense. Wesley So built...

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    Carlsen Game Away From Losing #1 Spot

    PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017, 11:03 AM

    By beating Magnus Carlsen today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Vladimir Kramnik is now only 6.4 points behind the world number-one in the live ratings. Carlsen could lose his number-one spot tomorrow. Meanwhile,...

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    Chess Player Sues FIDE For Not Giving Him The GM Title

    PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017, 8:01 AM

    IM Fernando Alberto Braga is taking the World Chess Federation to court in an attempt to obtain the grandmaster title. Braga (59) claims he has fulfilled all requirements, but FIDE disagrees. How does one...

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    The Italian Renaissance

    GM dbojkov Oct 8, 2016, 3:52 PM

    The Italian Game hasn't been on the cutting edge of theory in a century, but GMs Karjakin and Nepomniachtchi have recently used it to great effect. Watch as GM Dejan Bojkov shows you the subtle positional and sharp...

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    Magnus Carlsen's Lesson on Planning vs Nakamura!

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Oct 27, 2014, 3:15 PM

    How does Magnus Carlsen plan against Hikaru Nakamura? GM Eugene Perelshteyn gives you an in-depth look at Carlsen’s preparation for this world-class battle against America’s top player. Watch how Carlsen develops...

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    Putting Some Polish on the Politiken Cup

    WGM axvesik Sep 17, 2014, 6:40 PM

    WGM Tatev Abrahamyan walks you through a fascinating attacking game she played in the Politiken Cup. Find out why WGM Abrahamyan chose an Italian Game over the more popular Ruy Lopez against her opponent’s e5...

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    Fire 5 vs Deep Fritz 14

    danie34 Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 AM

    This was a 1min+2sec game played on my Laptop, I think the Quality of the game is very good, its an italian game played without opening book   Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz 2395 MHzW=17.6 plies; 2 965kN/sB=18.1...

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    What Happens When You Play Yourself? - A RALRAL3333 Experiment

    RALRAL3333 Sep 16, 2017, 1:03 PM

    Hello and welcome to my second experiment! This is a few games where I played against myself to see the result. I was interested to know what would happen. I played my best openings as white: Scotch Game, Italian...

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    The challenge of teaching chess- a personal insight

    Spochman Sep 3, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Hello chess students and friends.  I'm happy to be back after taking a time off from teaching as my main occupation.  Once you understand what your heart desires, you can't escape it.   In my work with hundreds...

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