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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    Can Chess Players Learn From Poker?

    GM Gserper Apr 2, 2017, 12:02 AM

    Chess and poker are frequently compared as both games are based on strategic thinking and decision making. I know many professional and semi-professional chess players who've completely abandoned chess in...

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    The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

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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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    Fabiano Makes Forbes; Newspaper Editor Blunders

    FM MikeKlein Mar 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

    "In Other News" has been on a little bit of a hiatus, which means this column is overflowing with chess tidbits to share. Today we have a world elite gracing a business magazine's "top" list, while a newspaper...

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    Ousted Iranian Player: 'My Wardrobe Should Not Be Anyone's Business!'

    FM MikeKlein Feb 28, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Last week the Iranian Chess Federation removed two players from being able to represent their national team, or playing future events inside Iran. IM Dorsa Derakhshani, the number-two female in Iran, and...

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  • Chess Lesson #37: Winning Material Isn't Winning's Thumbnail

    Chess Lesson #37: Winning Material Isn't Winning

    Korasoff Apr 28, 2017, 8:43 AM

    Thesis While being ahead in material is a tactical advantage, it is not a strategic advantage, and it is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for winning.   Argument After playing a few games of chess,...

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    Evans Memorial 2: ...and then it's not

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 27, 2017, 8:46 AM

    I had gotten very little sleep, though I did manage some breakfast at the hotel diner.  (I had not set foot out of the casino since Thursday; they are designed to encourage this.)  When I came down to the tournament...

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    2017 Hales Corners Challenge XXV

    william272 Apr 23, 2017, 12:51 PM

    I am really grateful to have been able to play in the 25th Hales Corners Challenge yesterday. It’s an awesome one day event with four rounds and a time control of G60, d6 (yes, d6). I honestly played some really...

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