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    Havana '66

    batgirl Aug 30, 2017, 11:58 AM

         Fulgencio Batista, president of Cuba during WWII and again from 1952-1959, backed by the US government as well as by organized crime, enriched himself at the expense of his citizenry. One of...

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    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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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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  • Reflections on the Steiner Gambit in the Marshall Attack's Thumbnail

    Reflections on the Steiner Gambit in the Marshall Attack

    kamalakanta Sep 20, 2017, 8:28 PM

    Recently I came upon a post by Lions which reminded me of a picturesque game by Lev Polugaevsky.     By the way, I highly recommend this book. As GM Mikhail Tal states in the preface, in this book Lev Polugaevsky...

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    Ruy Lopez, Marshall: Steiner Attack I

    Lions Sep 7, 2017, 3:10 PM

    The Steiner Attack, 9. e4 in the Marshall Variation of the Ruy Lopez is one of my 'surprise weapons.' I score decently with it, winning around 56% of my games to date with black vs. 38% losses. This wild gambit...

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    The Most Dominant Players in History, post-Sinquefield

    Spektrowski Aug 12, 2017, 2:37 AM

    Refer to the previous version for rules of admission to this table. However, I decided to throw in some wild cards this time - Ian Nepomniachtchi, who's had an excellent run recently, and three Chinese...

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