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  • 3 Of Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits's Thumbnail

    3 Of Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Sep 7, 2017, 3:07 AM

    I’m back with three more of my favorite Emanuel Lasker games. Remember that they might or might not be his best games. All that matters is that they are games that affected me over the years. Though Lasker...

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    World Cup Bracketology

    IM djgwards Sep 1, 2017, 3:53 AM

    The best players in the world, sweat dripping down their faces. Win or go home. Big money on the line. One shot at glory. Pawn sacrifices. No, this is not your traditional sporting event. This is the Chess World...

  • The King’s Indian Defense: Too Hot For You?'s Thumbnail

    The King’s Indian Defense: Too Hot For You?

    IM Silman Aug 24, 2017, 10:30 PM

    IvnKaramazov: I feel like one of my recent games demonstrates my problem quite well. I thought I was gaining a positional advantage and at first glance it seems so: by move 15 I had a bishop pair and an outposted...

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    On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

    FM MikeKlein Aug 18, 2017, 3:14 PM

    In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant other from...

  • Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov's Thumbnail

    Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov

    PeterDoggers Aug 16, 2017, 8:15 PM

    On a dramatic third day at the St. Louis Rapid tournament, Garry Kasparov lost a won game vs David Navara, was given a full rook by Le Quang Liem, and then was beaten by Fabiano Caruana in a difficult...

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    Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

    FM MikeKlein Aug 14, 2017, 6:54 PM

    Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo:...

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  • Last Legs:  Seattle Chess Classic 2017, part 2's Thumbnail

    Last Legs: Seattle Chess Classic 2017, part 2

    WCM mkkuhner Sep 20, 2017, 5:19 PM

    Eclipse image by Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel. Tournament images by Victoria Jung-Doknjas. Saturday morning, round 6.  I was paired with NM Luke Xie, who USCF says is the #19 player...

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    September 2017 UT: Long endgames and time-trouble blunders

    chesster3145 Sep 17, 2017, 8:25 PM

        Hi everybody! This post is, well, exactly what it sounds like. Although I didn't play as well in this event as the last, I played more than enough zany, interesting blitz games to give you a fresh and exciting...

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    Going for a Title: Chapter 6 "One Week Out"

    dbschultz Sep 16, 2017, 9:30 PM

         As the title implies, I'm one week out from my first official tournament. This will be my first event against rated players and my first step towards earning a title. The format is classical, great because...

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