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    Dancing

    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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    Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis

    FM MikeKlein Aug 17, 2017, 9:30 PM

    Today was a day for short sleeves and short memories. At day four of the inaugural St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, the time control shrank to five minutes per side with a three-second delay. That means, unlike with...

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    Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

    FM MikeKlein Aug 14, 2017, 6:54 PM

    Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo:...

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    Jobava Dazzles In Denmark

    FM MikeKlein Jul 31, 2017, 2:04 PM

    GM Baadur Jobava's tournament win at the 2017 Xtracon Open was only partly Shakespearean. It was played in Elsinore, Denmark, home of "Hamlet." But it was far from a tragedy. Instead, Jobava produced a few moves...

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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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