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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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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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    Do You Know The World Champions' Games?

    GM Gserper Apr 9, 2017, 1:21 AM

    There are many different ways to improve your chess, but few of them can compete with the time-proven method of studying games played by great chess players.   Indeed, this way you learn all the elements of...

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    Foisor Wins U.S. Women's While So, Onischuk Head To Playoff

    FM MikeKlein Apr 9, 2017, 3:27 PM

    On her ninth attempt, it was mate in nine. WGM Sabina Foisor's elegant winning combination continues the legacy of a legend. Less than three months removed from the unexpected loss of her mother, a five-time...

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    Akobian Wins To Become So's Newest Co-Leader

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 6:14 PM

    The players' fortunes at the 2017 U.S. championship have resembled more of a bingo hopper than any linear path. Just when you think one player has the best trajectory to the title, everything is thrown into chaos...

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    GM Arthur Bisguier, 1929-2017

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 8:57 AM

    GM Arthur Bisguier, one of America's greatest chess players of the 20th century, died on Wednesday at the age of 87 while in a care facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Cover...

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    Shamkir 2014: Round 4 - Complete Show - Part 2

    ChessTV Apr 26, 2014, 6:05 PM

    GMs Yermolinsky and Shabalov enter their own "middle game" as they attempt to understand how Carlsen's Berlin Wall got devastated. Watch and see it crumble!

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    The Active King: Triumphal Walk Part 1

    GM dbojkov Dec 2, 2010, 5:55 AM

    This weekend we all bear witness to the amazing idea of an active king in the middle game. Taken from the game examples: 1991 Short-Timman, and 1973 Bronstein-Petrovich, we see two exceptionally creative and extremely...

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    Member Analysis: Instructive Games 2

    GM JRLOK Jan 5, 2010, 7:15 PM

    GM Dzindzichashvili gives another instructive analysis of two chess.com members' game. In this one he covers strategic considerations for piece placement in the opening, and how to take advantage of faulty ones;...

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    2017 Mid-America Open

    william272 Apr 19, 2017, 4:00 PM

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of driving down to St. Louis to play in the 2017 Mid-America Open. It's another typical CCA event: five rounds, time control of 40/100, SD/30, d10, and the choice to play either...

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    Chess program bridges gap between cops and youth

    Aarao Apr 17, 2017, 5:13 PM

    The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, Saint Louis Public Schools and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are partnering to launch St. Louis CHESS Cops. The CHESS acronym stands for “Cops Helping...

  • "We Want to See This Eccentric Russian again!" Kirill Zangalis interview

    Spektrowski Apr 15, 2017, 7:16 AM

    Yuri Golyshak from Sport-Express interviews Kirill Zangalis, Sergei Karjakin's manager. http://www.sport-express.ru/chess/reviews/v-1999-m-bolel-za-myu-i-sulshera-v-2016-m-sulsher-sam-podoshel-so-mnoy-znakomitsya-1242441/ In...

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