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    Dancing

    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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    The Day They Killed Magnus Carlsen's Dream

    KajaMSnare Jun 11, 2017, 7:49 AM

    The clock now shows 12:18 am where I am sitting in Oslo. 19 minutes past a devastating day. I just got home from a very eventful day at work, and my initial plan was to pour a glass of wine and finish off the second...

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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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  • Carlsen Beats MVL In Playoff, Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour's Thumbnail

    Carlsen Beats MVL In Playoff, Wins Paris Grand Chess Tour

    PeterDoggers Jun 25, 2017, 8:34 AM

    Magnus Carlsen defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in a playoff to clinch the Paris Grand Chess Tour. Both players had finished on 24 points out of a possible 36, and shared the first two prizes to earn $31,250 each. Hikaru...

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    Grand Chess Tour Takes Off In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 20, 2017, 3:04 PM

    The 2017 Grand Chess Tour kicked off today in Paris with pro-am activities at the Vivendi headquarters, at a stone's throw of de Arc de Triomphe. With a series of rapid games, tomorrow the tour will officially commence. Garry...

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    PRO Chess League Announces Returning Teams, New Qualifiers

    FM MikeKlein Jun 19, 2017, 1:21 PM

    Too much excitement is not usually a problem in the chess world, but the inaugural year of the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League grappled with that exact "problem." In year two, the league (which is partially...

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    Best Blitz Openings: The London System

    GM Dlugy Jun 8, 2015, 5:44 PM

    Are you looking for an opening to play in blitz games? GM Maxim Dlugy has a intriguing option: The London System. This solid, powerful, and flexible opening is perfect for blitz, and GM Dlugy draws upon the...

  • Evaluation and Planning! - Part 6's Thumbnail

    Evaluation and Planning! - Part 6

    GM GMMelik Apr 23, 2014, 6:24 PM

    Not many players skip over the IM title on their way to GM, but a young Armenian kid is attempting to do just that. After opening with the London System, he shows fantastic positional understanding by offering an...

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    Gems from the 2012 US Championship - Part 2

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Jul 8, 2012, 4:04 PM

    In round 3 of the 2012 US Championship, two of the most solid players in America (if not the world) met up for what would surely be one of the most interesting slug-fests of the tournament. The game Kamsky-Onischuk...

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  • The Classical Dutch: White Avoids Fianchettoing, The London System Part 2's Thumbnail

    The Classical Dutch: White Avoids Fianchettoing, The London System Part 2

    CNoahSay Jul 19, 2017, 9:52 AM

    I recently had a chance to play the Classical Dutch against the London System (this time a "real" London with c3 and not c4). I played four games where I managed to play for the e5 advance. There were some minor...

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    The London Bridge came crashing down! 2017 PCC Day 1-2

    NM cyborg86 Jul 18, 2017, 7:30 PM

    Okay, the London Bridge didn't really come crashing down, but the London System sure did! Well, not crashing down, but you get the idea, don't you? Remember my last post about How NOT to play against the London...

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    London System Game 2

    npena Jul 16, 2017, 12:55 PM

      Summary When Black plays ...Bd6 and swaps bishops on f4, White retains a bind due to his control of e5.  But in this game, I mistimed it as Black could have played ...Qd6! double attacking f4 and the check on...

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