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  • Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?'s Thumbnail

    Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?

    IM Silman Nov 22, 2017, 6:59 PM

    The Chess.com member LittlePawn988 wrote: Something really bugs me. I often hear players, of every level, talking about the strength of masters of the past and sometimes I find them really arrogant and disrespectful....

  • Are You Brave Enough To Play This Attack?'s Thumbnail

    Are You Brave Enough To Play This Attack?

    IM Silman Oct 25, 2017, 10:41 PM

    In August, I wrote an article about the King’s Indian and a game played by The Chess.com member IvnKaramazov. Well, he’s done it again with another exciting KID game. I won’t annotate it since...

  • MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?'s Thumbnail

    MVL-Grischuk Preview: The Basketball Player vs The Tennis Player?

    FM MikeKlein Oct 22, 2017, 3:49 PM

    By now, you know GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and GM Alexander Grischuk. Or, maybe you don't. There's more to them than tactics and novelties. Sure, in round one of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, you...

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  • Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship's Thumbnail

    Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

    pete Nov 18, 2017, 12:56 AM

    The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week. Stockfish placed clear first in the 10-engine...

  • Can So Upset Carlsen, The Speed Chess Champ?'s Thumbnail

    Can So Upset Carlsen, The Speed Chess Champ?

    FM MikeKlein Nov 14, 2017, 11:42 AM

    So-so won't be good enough for GM Wesley So. On Saturday, November 18, he will face the world champion and reigning Speed Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen for the final spot in the quarterfinals. The underdog...

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    Carlsen Demolishes Ding, Wins With Day To Spare

    PeterDoggers Nov 14, 2017, 3:07 AM

    The two will definitely play chess on Tuesday, but by crushing his opponent 6.5-1.5 on the third day of the Champions Showdown in St. Louis Magnus Carlsen secured match victory vs. Ding Liren with a game...

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  • A Return to OTB .. or God Help Me!  What am I Thinking's Thumbnail

    A Return to OTB .. or God Help Me! What am I Thinking

    cary_galt Nov 22, 2017, 8:59 PM

         A return to the game.      Against my better judgement, I’ve decided to chronicle my return to OTB play. Not having played more than two OTB games in the last 25 years, I believe qualifies as saying I haven’t...

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    Chess tournament!!!!!!!!!!

    NM dogeandpika4life Nov 21, 2017, 8:42 PM

    I did not play very well in my last tournament but I would still like to show the games and in order to learn something you can not just win all the time. Although I did not like the loss it still helped me. Without...

  • Book Review: The Hyper Accelerated Dragon by Raja Panjwani's Thumbnail

    Book Review: The Hyper Accelerated Dragon by Raja Panjwani

    IM IM_Kgwm Nov 21, 2017, 9:38 AM

    In the weeks to come, I will be covering several recent books on the opening in this column. While there are many experienced trainers out there who demand that us amateurs stop looking at openings and focus on...

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