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    2017 PRO Chess League: Teams

    PROChessLeague Jan 8, 2017, 3:56 PM

    We are proud to welcome 48 teams, over 400 players and over 100 grandmasters to this inaugural season of the PRO Chess League! Listed here are all of the team rosters in rating order as well as links to social media...

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    Mikhail Tal And The Modern Benoni

    GM BryanSmith Sep 24, 2015, 2:34 AM

    Botvinnik had regained the title from Smyslov in their 1958 rematch, but soon he had a new challenger: the fiery Latvian player Mikhail Tal. Tal had appeared out of nowhere, and within a few years went from an...

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    Goose-Stepping Down Under

    batgirl Sep 2, 2015, 11:30 AM

         This is the story of Kārlis Ozols that should be called, "When Chess Players Go Bad."   The story is one of amazement, puzzlement and disgust.      Kārlis Ozols had been a chess player in his native Latvia. ...

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    The Classical Dutch - Part 2

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 27, 2014, 9:02 AM

    GM Simon Williams, one of the most frequent practitioners of the Dutch Defense, shows why it isn't the opening's fault that he is 0-3 against GM Alexei Shirov. Today the plan of ...Ne4 and the importance of ...e5...

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    Old School With Uncle Yermo: Complete Show From 4-21-14

    ChessTV Feb 23, 2015, 8:03 AM

    Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky as investigates the exciting play of Alexander Shabalov, and the Latvian School of chess. Enjoy this full replay of GM Yermolinksy’s...

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    How to Play the Queens Gambit II

    GM Shankland Apr 28, 2010, 10:10 PM

    IM Shankland continues his series on "how to play the Queen's Gambit" with some recommendations in what has arguably been the most topical and theoretically relevant variation of the Slav/Semi-Slav over...

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    Self Introduction

    FM Drawyah May 20, 2017, 11:34 AM

    "I see the Classical Dutch/Bird as ‘lurching’ openings and you do play them in this way" – GM Nigel Davies I have started this blog to share my adventure in rediscovering the Bird/Dutch in the 21st century. My correspondence...

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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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    EWCC Day 1

    UseWithCare Apr 11, 2017, 11:04 PM

    Day 1 in the European Women's Chess Championship started very well, with Mariya Muzychuk showing a fighting spirit at Board 1 (actually, of the two Muzychuk sisters, Anna has the highest rating and is the top seed...

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