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  • The World Computer Championships: A History's Thumbnail

    The World Computer Championships: A History

    DavidLevyLondon Jul 7, 2017, 6:27 PM

    [Editor's note: David Levy is the president of the International Computer Games Association.]  The history of chess programs competing in tournaments is exactly 50 years old. In February 1967 the program...

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    When Chess Legends Play Against Their Own Openings

    GM Gserper Jul 1, 2017, 3:46 AM

    There are many openings in chess that were named after chess players who invented or make them popular. But what happens when such a chess player is forced to play against his own opening? How does it feel to fight...

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    The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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  • Wang Yue Beats Bluebaum; Wojtaszek Sole Leader's Thumbnail

    Wang Yue Beats Bluebaum; Wojtaszek Sole Leader

    PeterDoggers Jul 22, 2017, 1:18 AM

    Drawing Dmitry Andreikin as Black, Radoslaw Wojtaszek grabbed the sole lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. That's because co-leader Matthias Bluebaum suffered his first loss, against Wang Yue. After...

  • Andreikin Shows Endgame Magic Beyond Move 100's Thumbnail

    Andreikin Shows Endgame Magic Beyond Move 100

    PeterDoggers Jul 20, 2017, 2:22 AM

    Dortmund's fourth round saw four fighting draws, with two games going beyond move 100. After a 7.5 hour battle Dmitry Andreikin managed to save an endgame with rook and two pawns vs two rooks against Matthias...

  • Black Is OK In Dortmund's Thumbnail

    Black Is OK In Dortmund

    PeterDoggers Jul 19, 2017, 1:47 AM

    Black was very comfortable in the third round in Dortmund. All games ended in draws, and so Matthias Bluebaum and Radoslaw Wojtaszek are still tied for first place at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. The...

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  • Playing Mind Games! -- Part 1's Thumbnail

    Playing Mind Games! -- Part 1

    IM DanielRensch Oct 30, 2014, 2:51 PM

    Is this IM Daniel Rensch’s chess comeback tour? Enjoy an informative live chess session as IM Rensch plays in the Chess.com Mind Games prize tournament. Learn what IM Rensch was thinking every move he plays...

  • Live Sessions: Wild and Free Grand Prix!'s Thumbnail

    Live Sessions: Wild and Free Grand Prix!

    IM DanielRensch Apr 17, 2013, 11:25 PM

    This weekend's Live Session sees IM Rensch face off against a fellow titled player in the Live Chess Arena for a wild battle in the Grand Prix Attack Sicilian. Shortly after over-pressing a small advantage in the...

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    Blindfold Brilliance - Part 2!

    GM TimurGareyev Apr 19, 2013, 12:02 AM

    We start off our week with GM Gareev's detailed breakdown of his Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibition Match, played in our Live Chess Arena a few weeks ago! Timur really mixed it up in this Simul, with games in the...

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  • Chess, age and Roger Federer's Thumbnail

    Chess, age and Roger Federer

    GM smurfo Jul 22, 2017, 2:32 AM

    In the provocatively titled "Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?", Chess.com's Mike Klein brings up the question of whether chess players can really keep performing at the top level as they age. Proponents of this...

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    Plus 30

    TadrodderTots Jul 21, 2017, 2:18 PM

    https://www.chess.com/live#g=2216696609 I'm not used to 'confusing behavior' by an opponent.  In this case, the other player adopted the "Here, Take All My Pieces" Gambit.  It took me a couple of moments to realize...

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    WPP #3: Overheating

    chesster3145 Jul 20, 2017, 8:16 PM

        Warning! This post is rated PG-13 for frequent coarse language and frightening scenes. At least it would be if a video of me during what these next two paragraphs describe was in here.  I'll admit it: I have...

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