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  • Links to the Past III's Thumbnail

    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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    Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

    IM Silman Mar 23, 2017, 12:53 AM

    Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army...

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    Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    IM Silman Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

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    So Suffers At Sinquefield; Carlsen Misses Another Win

    PeterDoggers Aug 8, 2017, 7:01 PM

    Wesley So is playing his worst tournament in two years. The American grandmaster lost his third game at the Sinquefield Cup today against Levon Aronian. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave drew with Fabiano Caruana...

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    Pawns Don't Equal Points In Sinquefield Rd. 3

    FM MikeKlein Aug 4, 2017, 6:12 PM

    After two rounds of more wins than draws, nobody parked his car in the winner's circle after round three of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup. Despite the five draws, it sure seemed like a few more wins were coming in a...

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    So Beats Carlsen, Leads In Leuven

    PeterDoggers Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 PM

    He had a bad tournament in Paris, but his start in Leuven was excellent. Wesley So leads the rapid segment of the Grand Chess Tour with 2.5/3, after beating Magnus Carlsen in round three. So won...

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  • A win from nothing - The London System (copycat variation)'s Thumbnail

    A win from nothing - The London System (copycat variation)

    FangBo Aug 22, 2017, 4:22 AM

    I was down my local chess club a week last monday, and (as I sometimes do) I took down a score of the moves, and should it turn out to be an interesting game, I would be able to share it with you guys, and I would...

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    Dominating Class B Players (1600-1799)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 6:55 PM

    Class B Players: Game #1   The following game was 15/10 time controls, but both players hardly used any of their time before the game ended early in mate!  White played 18/20 perfect moves, with a 99.26 CAPS.  Whites...

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    Dominating Chess Experts (2000-2199)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 14, 2017, 11:28 AM

    Due to the fact that I have been playing (and winning) against stronger opponents, I decided to start "Chess Gems: Volume 3", which will include my games versus expert chess players.  Because of the number of wins,...

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