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  • Should We Trust Computers?'s Thumbnail

    Should We Trust Computers?

    GM Gserper Aug 6, 2017, 12:09 AM

    The question whether to trust computers might sound pointless since we really have no choice in the modern world. Think about it: if a computer of one of the nuclear superpowers goes berserk, then it can potentially...

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    The Amazing Chess Coincidence

    GM Gserper May 14, 2017, 6:59 AM

    In his book "School of Excellence: Endgame Analysis," IM Mark Dvoretsky analyzes two very similar endgames. He writes: "The game Sultan Khan-Tartakower, played in 1931, was indeed almost completely identical to...

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    Is This The Future Of Chess?

    GM Gserper Apr 15, 2017, 10:26 PM

    GM Emil Sutovsky recently posted some shocking news on his Facebook page: a computer program, Ponanza, beat the best shogi player in the world. Not only that, but the computer program pretty much introduced a novelty...

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  • Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2's Thumbnail

    Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2

    PeterDoggers Aug 15, 2017, 11:21 PM

    While some of his colleagues are impressed by his play, GM Garry Kasparov himself has mixed feelings. The 54-year-old chess legend can definitely still compete with the current top players, as his draws...

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    Half The Sinque Field Can Win In Tense Final Round

    PeterDoggers Aug 10, 2017, 9:42 PM

    On Thursday Wesley So suffered his fourth loss at the Sinquefield Cup. He was beaten by Sergey Karjakin. This means that half the field can still win the tournament. Karjakin is now tied for fourth place with...

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    'Mr Dortmund' Starts With A Loss Again

    PeterDoggers Jul 16, 2017, 3:06 AM

    "Mr Dortmund" Vladimir Kramnik is playing in the Sparkassen Chess Meeting for the 24th time, and won the tournament a record ten times. His 11th title is a bit further away after he started with a loss, to...

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  • Ruy Lopez: The Verdict On 4...Nf6's Thumbnail

    Ruy Lopez: The Verdict On 4...Nf6

    GM vegasicilia Jan 23, 2016, 3:40 PM

    GM Ivan Sokolov continues his lesson on in-depth Ruy Lopez theory with the most common fourth move, …Nf6. If you play the Ruy Lopez from either side, you absolutely must know the consequences of this move. Learn...

  • Best Play Against the Smith-Morra - Part 3!'s Thumbnail

    Best Play Against the Smith-Morra - Part 3!

    IM Nezhmet Jul 4, 2013, 4:44 PM

    IM Mark Ginsburg continues his series on how to deal with the Smith-Morra Gambit by showing how Black should tackle some early sidelines in the Evans Defence. How to respond to Lenderman's early e5 lunge (the Nf6-g4-e5...

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    Thematic Openings: The Dark Square Repertoire - Part 2

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Mar 20, 2013, 11:43 PM

    With his second video, GM Perelshtyen provides more proof that a repertoire built around positional themes and thematic ideas can work at the highest level! He reviews his own games, highlighting the critical moments...

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  • Playing the Catalan: 6...dxc4 and Anshul's idea's Thumbnail

    Playing the Catalan: 6...dxc4 and Anshul's idea

    Joseph_Truelson Jul 30, 2017, 2:51 PM

    Photo robbed from Google (who else) Last night I decided to log into live chess, and to my amazement KingSacrifice (Real name hidden for security purposes) was only. After we chatted for a while, another player...

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    Bird Opening - 4/5..Bg4 Classical Variation

    FM Drawyah Jul 29, 2017, 1:39 PM

    Updated 13 August 2017 - Added game references. ********************************************************* I will be covering the Classical variation with the next series of posts. The basic Classical response is:...

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    Smothered Mate in actual game

    Mainimate Jul 27, 2017, 6:01 PM

    That's how you win in 9 moves!   [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "????.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "?"] [Black "?"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo ""] [BlackElo ""] [ECO ""] [CurrentPosition "rn1qkb1r/pp2pppp/2p2n2/3p1b2/3P4/2NBPN2/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R...

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