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  • The Man Who Built The Chess Machine's Thumbnail

    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

  • Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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    Playing Goliath: What Goes Wrong

    IM Silman Jul 28, 2017, 2:47 AM

    The Chess.com member Souvik had a couple things to discuss. The first is his simultaneous game against an international master. After Souvic was completely outclassed in the opening (not a surprise when a 1500...

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  • Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top's Thumbnail

    Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

    FM MikeKlein Aug 14, 2017, 6:54 PM

    Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo:...

  • Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?'s Thumbnail

    Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Jul 21, 2017, 5:00 AM

    What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer...

  • Chess Player Sues FIDE For Not Giving Him The GM Title's Thumbnail

    Chess Player Sues FIDE For Not Giving Him The GM Title

    PeterDoggers Jun 14, 2017, 8:01 AM

    IM Fernando Alberto Braga is taking the World Chess Federation to court in an attempt to obtain the grandmaster title. Braga (59) claims he has fulfilled all requirements, but FIDE disagrees. How does one...

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  • Family Fun with the Finegolds!'s Thumbnail

    Family Fun with the Finegolds!

    GM CCSCA Aug 6, 2014, 8:12 PM

    GM Ben Finegold shows us three generations of winning endgames, examining master games by his father, his son, and himself in his latest video for Chess.com. You will learn that the key to winning a supposedly...

  • Berlin Endgames 8: File Control in Rook Endgames's Thumbnail

    Berlin Endgames 8: File Control in Rook Endgames

    GM dbojkov Dec 1, 2011, 1:22 PM

    Today the "Towers of Power" have their say in the video series that has become the most in-depth look at the Spanish Endgame Pawn Structures on the internet! GM Dejan Bojkov enlightens further, stressing that the...

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    Straining the Bishop

    GM dbojkov Aug 9, 2010, 11:30 AM

    Today GM Dejan Bojkov teaches several fundamental, and very important, positional concepts about using and trapping bishops. After viewing these three examples from Grandmaster games (including Steinitz and Capablanca!)...

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  • 5 Best Books About Chess's Thumbnail

    5 Best Books About Chess

    JamesPorter123123 Aug 18, 2017, 11:52 PM

    Believe it or not, the number of chess fans is growing tremendously every day. In fact, most people are finding it as one of the most fun game to play. As a result, there is a growing demand for chess books that...

  • Chess Gems: Vol. 3 (VS expert or above, 2000+)'s Thumbnail

    Chess Gems: Vol. 3 (VS expert or above, 2000+)

    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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    Over-excited about the Seattle Chess Classic

    WCM mkkuhner Aug 13, 2017, 2:36 PM

    When I first saw the announcements for the Seattle Chess Classic I was far from sold on the idea:  a nine-round tournament (minimum of two days off work) with a $200 entry fee seemed overblown.  Early registration,...

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