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    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...

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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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    Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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    Corrupted Opening: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK Aug 15, 2015, 6:56 PM

    A chess opening can get messed up so early that you can’t really evaluate what happens afterwards. GM Roman Dzindzichashvili nonetheless presses on with this member analysis, showing how two players handle the...

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    Opposite Colored Bishops: More Separation Anxiety

    GM AlexYermo Aug 6, 2015, 2:40 PM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky is back with the final word on opposite-color bishop endgames with pawns on the board. Learn the crucial differences between various important positions, and note how even the most subtle...

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    What You Don't Know About Defeating Pawn Majorities

    GM GMMelik Jul 9, 2015, 4:45 PM

    What you don’t know about playing against pawn majorities in chess can hurt you, as GM Melikset Khachiyan explains in his latest pawn lesson. Learn how to take on a larger pawn chain and emerge victorious, bucking...

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  • Stalin and Kotov's Golden Rook: Cunning Masters in a Chess Plot's Thumbnail

    Stalin and Kotov's Golden Rook: Cunning Masters in a Chess Plot

    RoaringPawn Aug 13, 2017, 6:31 AM

    From the Annals of Dirty Games of Chess and Politics Alexander Kotov is a chess mountain. Think his influential "Think like a Grandmaster," or the 1952 Stockholm Interzonal, which he won with a more than brilliant...

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    How Math Can Help You in Chess

    RealKateCage Jul 26, 2017, 3:35 AM

      Everything around us can be explained by math, ranging from patterns that can be found in nature to more abstract things like music. But, there is one thing that is inextricably connected to mathematics. We are,...

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    World renowned math genius Mirzakhani passes away

    Mathematics Jul 15, 2017, 2:25 AM

     Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian genius mathematician and the first-ever female winner of the prestigious Fields Medal prize, died of breast cancer at a hospital in U.S. on Saturday. “A light was turned off today,...

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