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  • Santasiere's Folly's Thumbnail

    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 Winners are the Best in Math Assignments: Astonishing Facts

    emmaqfoster Apr 21, 2017, 2:45 AM

    Studies have shown that chess winners are best in math assignments. Perhaps, that’s because there is something about chess and math that goes hand-in-hand. Actually, there is evidence that supports the use of chess...

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    Opening play. Part I

    Janek Apr 17, 2017, 1:00 AM

    Good morning! I want today explain my thinking process during opening. There three steps in this stage: I. Develop Knights and Bishops (sometimes one bishop is OK too) II. Make sure King is safe. III. Connect the...

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    Children from Franklin County Use Chess for Assignment Help

    AmyLove1 Apr 10, 2017, 1:22 AM

    Chess has originated in India more than 1, 500 years ago and is now played by millions of people worldwide, but until several years ago it remained unknown to the people of Franklin County in Mississippi. A few...

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