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  • My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3's Thumbnail

    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 3

    IM Silman Jan 19, 2018, 3:56 PM

    CHESS REVIEW Chess Review (from 1933 to late 1969) was without any doubt the best American chess magazine until, in 1961, it ran into a remarkably improved Chess Life. Both tried to beat the other (interest exploded...

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    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines, Part 2

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2018, 9:16 PM

    CHESS LIFE Chess Life, of course, has had its good times and bad times; the late 1970s brought about a cut in the page-count while the Fischer drop in membership forced austerity, including removing many columnists....

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    How To Make Lucky Blunders

    GM Gserper Jan 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

    For most club players, blunders are a very big problem. They can ruin a game or even a whole tournament! Besides, they prevent a chess player from getting better results and a higher rating. That's why some time...

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    Mamedyarov Makes It 2; Korobov Not Too Fat To Lead

    FM MikeKlein Jan 19, 2018, 3:45 PM

    Yesterday's first rest day in Wijk aan Zee saw the storm Friederike barrel through with 140km winds. While the gusts have dissipated, GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov seems to just be getting going. He won again in round...

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    Carlsen Perfect In PRO Chess League Week 1

    NM SamCopeland Jan 19, 2018, 10:21 AM

    Magnus Carlsen (Norway Gnomes), Yu Yangyi (Chengdu Pandas), Le Quang Liem (Webster Windmills), and Luka Lenic (Ljubljana Turtles) managed the impressive feat of scoring 4/4 in week one of the PRO Chess League. Each...

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    Nakamura Visits South African Chess Events

    FM MikeKlein Jan 18, 2018, 5:22 PM

    South Africa doesn't show up on these news pages often, but a flurry of events took place this month in Johannesburg. Local chess officials wanted to put their country more on the world chess map, and pulled out...

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    The Best Chess Of 2017: Part 2

    IM DanielRensch Dec 29, 2017, 11:00 PM

    2018 is here, but before we can officially say goodbye to 2017, IM Danny Rensch is here to finish his top 10 countdown of the best games and moves played in the previous year. Enjoy more brilliant moves from Aronian,...

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    ChessCenter: The Best Chess Of October

    ChessCenter Nov 9, 2017, 10:51 PM

    It was a big month for chess, with Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Sergey Karjakin, and Vladimir Kramnik all making big news. Find out the top stories and moves on and off the chessboard with the full ChessCenter...

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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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    A won game isn't always a win.

    Daybreak57 Jan 20, 2018, 7:14 AM

    Have you ever tried really hard to win a chess game and later had to take a draw simply because you made one thoughtless move out of the whole game?  Granted, in this game, I made another fatal misjudgment, however,...

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    Repeated mistakes in chess

    Daybreak57 Jan 20, 2018, 4:57 AM

    Years ago I was playing chess at Starbucks and I saw someone I know that goes by the name of Rogue_King on chess.com playing chess with someone I have never seen before.  When watching the game they were playing...

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    Fear of Death in Chess.

    Daybreak57 Jan 20, 2018, 3:37 AM

    Dan Heisman teaches in his writings that there is a feedback loop when it comes to learning chess, that without it, little to no growth will occur.  I'm not going to get into the nitty-gritty details of the feedback...

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