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  • Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?'s Thumbnail

    Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

    IM Silman Sep 22, 2017, 2:14 AM

    The Chess.com member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific reason?” JS: The KIA (King’s Indian Attack) was explored...

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    Havana '66

    batgirl Aug 30, 2017, 11:58 AM

         Fulgencio Batista, president of Cuba during WWII and again from 1952-1959, backed by the US government as well as by organized crime, enriched himself at the expense of his citizenry. One of...

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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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  • Dress Code Incident At World Cup: Kovalyov Forfeits [UPDATED]'s Thumbnail

    Dress Code Incident At World Cup: Kovalyov Forfeits [UPDATED]

    PeterDoggers Sep 9, 2017, 10:41 AM

    Anton Kovalyov today forfeited his game with Maxim Rodshtein in round three of the FIDE World Cup in Tbilisi, after being asked to change his attire. Upset about how he was treated, the 25-year-old...

  • Averbakh (95), World's Oldest GM, Plays 4-Year-Old's Thumbnail

    Averbakh (95), World's Oldest GM, Plays 4-Year-Old

    WFM MissLovaLova Sep 1, 2017, 2:47 PM

    Last Tuesday, a small chess festival was held at the famous Ostankino tower in Moscow. Among the participants were chess legends Boris Spassky and Yuri Averbakh, but also Sergey Karjakin and Russia's latest...

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    Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 19, 2017, 9:23 PM

    Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team...

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  • How Many Wins Can You Miss?'s Thumbnail

    How Many Wins Can You Miss?

    GM JRLOK Jun 5, 2017, 12:35 PM

    Can GM Dzindzichashvili make it through one of Pete's pathetic chess games without losing his mind? Find out what went wrong on this hilarious member-game analysis.

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    High Volume Errors: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK Apr 13, 2017, 1:33 PM

    What are the errors that chess players make again and again? Turn up your speakers for this member-analysis by GM Dzindzi.

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    Strong Names, Weak Games

    GM JRLOK Apr 4, 2017, 2:35 PM

    Even strong chess players have plenty of mistakes in their games to learn from, so join GM Dzindzi in his entertaining member analysis to find out where these two good chess players went so wrong.

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  • An Astonishing Roast by a Friend's Thumbnail

    An Astonishing Roast by a Friend

    KingsBishop Sep 21, 2017, 10:28 PM

    It is always disappointing to be maligned by a fellow chess.com member. I strive to get along with everyone here and I enjoy many friendships. What is more hurtful, however, is when one of those friends lashes out...

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    My Chess Preparation

    MiddlegamerUmesh Sep 21, 2017, 9:57 PM

    Hello Chess Lovers! As the title suggests, in this blog, we are going to go through my preparation or an amateur's preparation plan for an upcoming tournament in my city next week. I am going to tell you guys...

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    Reflections on the Steiner Gambit in the Marshall Attack

    kamalakanta Sep 20, 2017, 8:28 PM

    Recently I came upon a post by Lions which reminded me of a picturesque game by Lev Polugaevsky.     By the way, I highly recommend this book. As GM Mikhail Tal states in the preface, in this book Lev Polugaevsky...

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