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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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    How Chess is Like... [FILL IN THE BLANK]

    erik Mar 14, 2017, 5:33 AM

    Chess is many things. A game. An art. A hobby. A science. A sport? But it is also a metaphor that is used in the media to tap into the symbol of intellectual struggle. If you want to show how intricately...

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    The 3 'Illnesses' Of Chess

    IM Silman Feb 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The Chess.com member Canyounotquit wrote: “I really want to know why and how I lost this particular game. I had a piece lead and still I lost badly. I’ve no idea where I went wrong.” JS:...

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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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    Chess in school keeps learners engaged

    Aarao Jun 16, 2017, 8:17 AM

    Many have noted St. Louis’ meteoric rise to international prominence in the game of chess. Visit the city’s Central West End and you are more likely to bump into one of the world’s top grandmasters than one of the...

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    Cracking USCF 1900: Right Above It

    Milliern Jun 2, 2017, 3:26 PM

    “You’ll know you’re at the top when only heaven’s right above it.”   This will be a simple and short update on my USCF standard rating progress.  Last weekend, I cracked 1900.  Even as you read this, I’ll probably...

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    Math is cool

    ny- May 3, 2017, 10:24 PM

    Try Math & Match: http://www.companova.com/mathmatch https://mathmatchgames.blogspot.com

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