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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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    The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

    GM Gserper Jan 29, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Ask chess players about the period known as romantic chess and they will probably mention the names of La Bourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy. Indeed, all three of them were called unofficial world...

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    Sicilian Defence

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 3:36 PM

    Sicilian Defence 1 e4 c5 (D) White to play If one opening could serve as a metaphor for the huge progress our understanding of chess made in the course of the 20th century, from classical, in tune with clear, albeit...

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    Italian game

    robertrange Jan 17, 2017, 6:24 AM

    Italian Game 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 (D) Black to play For centuries, 3 Bc4 was so self-evident a move that it was not thought necessary to give it a name, like 1 e4 also has no name. Names were only given after...

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    December 2016 Prodigy Program Registration Open!

    GeniusKJ Nov 28, 2016, 4:51 PM

    Registration for the December 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  9:00 PM PST on December 2nd, 2016. Chess University's...

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    strong openings and defenses that I play! (These won me a tournament!)

    Berkowick Mar 12, 2017, 11:43 AM

    Hi guys, it's me FM_Berkowick(FM stands for fun master) Today I'll be sharing some strong openings and defenses that i play Thank you to magnuts carelson for being a good friend. Fallow him, he's a good chess player! The...

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    February Club Game Review

    TheChessPlayingCoder Mar 1, 2017, 3:16 AM

    Chess Club Round 2 - Time Control 65/65 + 30 second increment. My opponent and I had crossed pawns in a few thrilling battles in the past, but he still holds an undefeated streak against me with no draws. ...

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    US Amateur Team East Championship

    anon23547 Feb 25, 2017, 7:30 PM

    INTRODUCTION I played in the USATE championship in Parsippany, New Jersey from February 18-20. It was a 4-member team tournament consisting of 6 rounds of classical games with time control of 2 hours for the first...

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