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    The Match Of The 21st Century

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions...

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    Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

    IM Silman Mar 23, 2017, 12:53 AM

    Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army...

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    The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

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    Webster University Wins 5th Straight President's Cup

    FM MikeKlein Mar 28, 2017, 4:02 AM

    Top-rated Webster University has won its fifth consecutive President's Cup title, beating out the three other invited teams from Texas Tech, St. Louis University, and University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in...

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    Rook of the Year 2017

    Alba_1314 Mar 27, 2017, 7:16 AM

    With 4 games still outstanding from 2016, I still can't announce the final standings for last year's competition - but we are overdue an update for this year's, so here goes: A couple of familiar names on the list,...

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    Rest In Peace : ASGER HARTSTEEN

    RuneTonseth Mar 27, 2017, 1:45 AM

    Dear Asger Hartsteen. Our Danish Viking King, brother, friend and warrior.        Yesterday came the message that shocked everyone. Hartsteen died 57 years old. He died in his sleep. His demise came shocking on...

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    Wesley So's Top 10 PRO League Moves

    FM MikeKlein Mar 23, 2017, 9:28 PM

    Wesley So is the top chess player in the United States, and this weekend he looks to lead his St. Louis Arch Bishops to the PRO Chess League championship. FM Mike Klein counts down So's 10 best moves from this...

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    Secrets Of A Blitz Master: A Simple Plan

    GM Dlugy Dec 30, 2016, 12:09 AM

    How can a chess player properly navigate the intricacies of chess in a blitz game? GM Maxim Dlugy says the key is to have a simple plan. Directing your energies according to simple logic will make all your moves...

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    ChessCenter: MVL, The Perfect PRO

    ChessCenter Jan 18, 2017, 1:20 PM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave started out perfect in the PRO Chess League. Can he keep it up as more of the world's best join the event? Find out what to watch this week in chess as you get the best moves and news from...

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    Montgomery Challenge 3/25/17

    Capa98 Mar 28, 2017, 5:18 PM

    This past Saturday I played in the Montgomery Challenge, a 4-round tournament with a time control of G/60, d5. I decided to play up to the 1800+ section, which meant that I had a full-point bye in round one because...

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    Abbud, Alfredo-Reyes, A.A.

    AaronReyes Mar 28, 2017, 12:43 AM

    The past few months were spent preparing for a big chess tournament, which in the end, went well for me. I earned a plus score and gained some rating points. Hard work pays off eventually   Although I wished to...

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    Nona Gaprindashvili. Fighting for Equality

    Spektrowski Mar 27, 2017, 2:46 PM

    A chapter from Nona Gaprindashvili's 1977 book I Prefer Risk. Many of her thoughts on women's chess still seem to be relevant even now, 40 years later. I've included some chess games to divide the wall of...

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