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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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    Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    IM Silman Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

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    GM Dariusz Swiercz Wins 3rd Millionaire Open

    NM SamCopeland Oct 11, 2016, 6:30 PM

    GM Dariusz Swiercz won the third Millionaire Chess on Monday in Atlantic City, N.J., triumphing in the Millionaire Monday final against GM Gawain Jones. For first place, Swiercz collected a clean $30,000....

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    US Championships Semi-Finals

    SonofPearl Apr 24, 2011, 8:30 AM

    Women’s Games Decisive, Men Decide Nothing By FM Mike Klein After the first round of semifinal games of the U.S. Championship and the U.S. Women’s Championship, two ladies emerged victorious while all four men...

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    Greatest Chess Minds: David Bronstein Part 1

    GM JRLOK Jan 10, 2011, 11:12 AM

    Today Roman kicks off a new series aimed at displaying some of the finest achievements, by some of the finest players, in the history of chess! Dzindzi's personal recounts of the events and descriptions are as timeless...

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    Intermediate Checkmates 5

    FM zibbit Aug 8, 2009, 12:09 PM

    Intermediate Checkmate Patterns Part 5! FM Ingvar Johanneson offers the “Karpov Choke” which is not a Jedi Knight Mind Trick but an interchangeable Knight sacrifice featuring diagonal strength and open file control....

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    Intermediate Checkmates 3

    FM zibbit Jul 23, 2009, 8:02 PM

    FM Johannessen continues his excellent series on mating patterns, covering a variety of smothered mates including Philidor's Legacy. As in previous videos, a great selection of examples reinforces the patterns learned,...

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    Checkmate with 2 Knights

    Boldchess Feb 16, 2017, 7:01 AM

    One of the most rewarding things in chess is when you manage to implement what you've learned in a practical game. The following game combines two of the themes that I've been exploring recently. The first one...

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    Crazyhouse: Revitalizing the Romance in Chess

    croskie Nov 17, 2016, 3:14 PM

    While it’s true in today’s chess climate that high level tournaments exhibit more fighting chess than has been seen in recent decades (and thank goodness for that!), it’s impossible to ignore the larger trend in...

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    Bughouse Attack Patterns

    Sorsi Nov 14, 2016, 1:35 PM

    In this post, I am going to show you how to approach your opponent's king in multiple common situations. N.B.: I am not talking about how to force mates with a hand full of pieces; my idea is to show the reader...

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