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    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Elfim Geller,...

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    Cómo, cuándo, dónde y por qué cambiar piezas en ajedrez

    FM LuisFSiles May 23, 2017, 1:55 AM

    La estrategia relacionada con los cambios de piezas no es fácil de aprender, sobre todo porque puede depender de muchas cuestiones. Precisamente en este artículo vamos a tratar algunos de los conceptos...

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    How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings

    louisathomas May 17, 2017, 3:35 AM

    When I began playing chess, I had no idea how to begin a game. I would stare at the row of pawns, wondering which one I should order forward, without an idea of why. Or I’d hop a knight into the open board...

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  • So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel's Thumbnail

    So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

    PeterDoggers May 26, 2017, 8:53 AM

    The very last bullet game (Chess960!) had to bring the decision. Wesley So defeated Anish Giri 15.5-14.5 in yesterday's Speed Chess match, one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Chess.com live server. Find...

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    3 Winners In Moscow; Rolex For Nakamura

    PeterDoggers May 18, 2017, 3:11 PM

    The top of the standings didn't change much despite three decisive games in round six of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The winners were Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, who both moved to plus-one, and Michael...

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    Hou Yifan Sole Winner In Moscow GP Round 1

    PeterDoggers May 12, 2017, 1:05 PM

    Hou Yifan was the only winner in the first round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow. The number-one female player from China defeated the Russian player Ian Nepomniachtchi with the black pieces. Ian Nepomniachtchi...

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    Karpov's Championship Lesson

    IM djgwards Dec 30, 2016, 12:10 AM

    It's a world championship master class as IM Teddy Coleman shows how the great Anatoly Karpov oriented his play in the middlegame to take advantage of his piece placement. See how he attacks to overcome both the...

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    H-Pawn Decides Karpov vs Korchnoi

    GM Ginger_GM Apr 25, 2016, 4:47 PM

    Maybe you knew that Karpov vs Korchnoi was one of the greatest rivalries of all time, but did you know “Harry the h-pawn” played a big part in the outcome? GM Simon Williams continues his exciting attacking series...

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    Sutovsky vs Shirov: Karpov Tourney

    IM Keaton87 Nov 12, 2015, 10:53 PM

    IM Keaton Kiewra brings you an exciting game from the tournament in honor of the great Anatoly Karpov. Watch as Sutovsky uses some of his own “fire on board” to beat the legendary Alexey Shirov in a game where...

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  • Tales and Adventures on the Board (chapter 1: The first encounter)'s Thumbnail

    Tales and Adventures on the Board (chapter 1: The first encounter)

    Icare001 May 26, 2017, 1:29 AM

    Hi there!   My genuine hope is to see more online chess players go for chess competition on the board. Why so? But because I promise you there is so much more in the real life experience than in any anonymous and...

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    Road to Master: An Update

    mjsoupcampbell May 16, 2017, 4:46 AM

    Road to Master: The Journey So Far It's been almost a full year since my blog where I announced my plan to try to reach the national master title. If anyone did not see that post the goal was to climb from my rating...

  • Opening play Part II. What to play against 1.e4?'s Thumbnail

    Opening play Part II. What to play against 1.e4?

    Janek May 8, 2017, 10:35 AM

    Hi!  Today I want to share my view on opening for black. And I want to show simple fact: black is OK! First of all. From start my chess carrier (well, this is to much saying carrier but... still few tournaments...

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