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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    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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    Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

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    Wilhelm Steinitz

    robertrange Feb 2, 2017, 8:09 AM

    Wilhelm Steinitz was born in Prague on May 18, 1836. At the age of 22 he came to Vienna as a student. His chess career began in the Vienna Chess Club, the school of so many a later chess master. In 1862 he represented...

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    Paul Morphy

    robertrange Feb 1, 2017, 3:14 PM

    Paul Morphy The life story of this perhaps most famous of all chess masters may be told in a few words. Paul Morphy was born in New Orleans in 1837. In 1857 he won first prize at the first American chess tournament,...

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    Chinese New Year Presents 2017: Test Your Trivia 2!

    Lt2Adnan Jan 27, 2017, 12:08 AM

    It's been more than 2 years since I last had a Test your Trivia. But rather than giving the usual puzzles, I decided to try out something new for CNY here: 15 questions (and one bonus puzzle) designed to test your...

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    Carlsen Disagrees With Morphy

    GM Gserper Jun 30, 2015, 8:57 AM

    GM Gregory Serper kicks off his first-ever Chess.com video lesson with an analysis of a Paul Morphy game. GM Serper uses Morphy’s instructive and clear style of play to teach you timeless truths about chess...

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    Girl Overboard: Forcing Queen Sacs!

    FM MikeKlein Feb 9, 2015, 4:24 PM

    FM Mike Klein is back with seven more spectacular queen sacrifices for you to enjoy. You won’t believe the creative ways the queens were jettisoned to win these brilliant attacking games — but FM Klein explains...

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    The Most Famous Queen Sac In History -- You Decide!

    FM MikeKlein Jan 13, 2015, 6:21 PM

    What’s the most famous queen sacrifice ever? FM Mike Klein gives you the best-known queen sacs in history, but it’s up to you to decide. Will it be the legendary “gold coin” queen sac by Marshall? Or one of...

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    Morphy: "The Most Accurate Player"

    kamalakanta Mar 21, 2017, 7:11 AM

    Bobby Fischer   "A popularly held theory about Paul Morphy is that if he returned to the chess world today and played our best contemporary players, he would come out the loser. Nothing is further from the truth....

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    Morphy: Crystalline Perfection

    kamalakanta Mar 19, 2017, 7:11 PM

    When Botvinnik gives praise, we listen: Mikhail Botvinnik: "To this day Morphy is an unsurpassed master of the open games. Just how great was his significance is evident from the fact that after Morphy nothing substantially...

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    Another Morphy Master Class

    kamalakanta Mar 18, 2017, 12:05 PM

    This game is an exceptional performance from Morphy on all aspects and stages of the game: positional and tactical, opening, middlegame and endgame! Enjoy!  

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