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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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    The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

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    TenyVarona Mar 1, 2017, 2:29 PM

    TEAM MATCHES COMPLETED FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 2017 # Name Opponent Players Score Result Finished On 1 Team Florida-"Crazy about Cars"  Team Florida 4 8 | 0 Won 28-Feb-17 2 C67 - Ruy Lopez Opening: Berlin,...

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    King's Gambit

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 3:26 PM

    King’s Gambit 1 e4 e5 2 f4 (D) Black to play The King’s Gambit is without a doubt the most fascinating of all openings. Surrounded by an aura of mystery, courage and heroism, it is this classical opening which (within...

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    Ruy Lopez

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 3:17 PM

    Ruy Lopez 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 (D) Black to play This ancient opening owes its name to the Spaniard Ruy Lopez de Segura (c. 1530-80), who recommended 3 Bb5 in a book published in 1561. This did not greatly impress...

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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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    An e4 Repertoire - Modern Italian Game - Part 1

    MiddlegamerUmesh Mar 25, 2017, 11:31 PM

    Hello Chess.com Folks!In this series, I am covering an opening which I like the most - The Modern Italian Game.As the name suggests, it has become a trend now-a-days.It usually leads to semi-open positions or almost...

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    Morphy: Crystalline Perfection

    kamalakanta Mar 19, 2017, 7:11 PM

    When Botvinnik gives praise, we listen: Mikhail Botvinnik: "To this day Morphy is an unsurpassed master of the open games. Just how great was his significance is evident from the fact that after Morphy nothing substantially...

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    Scotch opening, Arabian mate, and a gambit

    Berkowick Mar 16, 2017, 7:03 PM

    Hello guys, it's me FM(Fm stands for fun master)_Berkowick. Today i'll be telling you about an interesting checkmate, a gambit line good for playing in casual games, and to follow up, some d4(queen's pawn) defenses...

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