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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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    The Top 3 Chess Insults

    GM Gserper Sep 16, 2017, 9:18 PM

    The 2017 World Cup is one of the most important events of the year and a real feast for the true chess enthusiast. It is even covered by the mainstream media, which usually ignores chess. Unfortunately the media...

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    Noticing Change Or Opportunity On The Chessboard

    IM Silman Sep 14, 2017, 10:59 PM

    At the beginning of a game the professional chess player understands the ins and outs of the opening he plays which, of course, has been deeply studied. He knows where his pieces should be, he is well-versed about...

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    Aronian-MVL, Ding-So Go To Tiebreaks

    PeterDoggers Sep 20, 2017, 9:21 AM

    The second day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals was identical to the first. Whereas Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian played a quick draw in a Ruy Lopez, Ding Liren and Wesley So were involved...

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    World Cup Semifinals: Was So Winning?

    PeterDoggers Sep 19, 2017, 10:05 AM

    Both games on the first day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals were drawn. Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave split the point quickly in a very theoretical line of the Gruenfeld Defense. Wesley So built...

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    Chess.com Isle Of Man, By The Numbers

    FM MikeKlein Sep 18, 2017, 12:19 PM

    The Isle of Man is not big, but it will be plenty big enough to capture the chess world's attention as it expands its annual world-class open tournament. From September 23 to October 1, the Chess.com Isle of Man...

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    Isle of Man: Brilliant Moves

    GM vegasicilia Aug 10, 2017, 3:32 PM

    GM Ivan Sokolov reviews more of the best tactics from the strongest open tournament in the world, the Chess.com Isle of Man.

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    ChessCenter: Should Women's Titles Be Eliminated?

    ChessCenter May 28, 2017, 6:46 PM

    WFM Alexandra Botez and IM Danny Rensch discuss whether female titles and female-only chess events should exist. Don't miss some spectacular chess moves, all the Speed Champs and Grand Prix news, plus our look ahead...

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    Deadly Tactics In A Daring Opening

    GM Ginger_GM Apr 21, 2017, 2:13 PM

    There's a certain line of the Slav that can be as deadly as it is complicated. GM Simon Williams shows you a trap in the first 10 moves that can end the game before it begins.

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    Re-Learning how to think

    Daybreak57 Sep 21, 2017, 1:46 AM

    You may not really think about it, but the winner or loser in a chess game is determined by the ideas and strategies, good or bad, that the opponents pick.  Call it a clash of ideas.  The person who has better ideas...

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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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    Two Knights Checkmate!

    MafuMafu Sep 20, 2017, 5:44 PM

    This game was played at my second chess club meeting at ISU (Iowa State University). So far at all of the meetings, I played very casually and tried to play as quickly and with as many "tricky" moves as possible,...

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