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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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    Los 10 momentos más importantes en la historia del ajedrez

    FM LuisFSiles Jul 4, 2017, 2:57 PM

    Si te pidiera que me dijeses los 10 momentos más importantes de la historia mundial... ¿qué me dirías? Tal vez me hablarías de la extinción de los dinosaurios, del descubrimiento...

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    Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 19, 2017, 9:23 PM

    Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team...

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    Olympiad: India Leads Open; Russia, Ukraine Top Women's Section

    FM MikeKlein Sep 8, 2016, 3:20 PM

    India defeated Netherlands 2.5-1.5 and is leading the Olympiad as the only country with six straight victories. In the women's section, Russia and Ukraine drew 2-2 and are tied for first. It's the nightmare...

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    Bronstein, Staunton, Graf-Stevenson Make Hall Of Fame

    FM MikeKlein Feb 27, 2016, 12:30 PM

    Three chess legends will join the elite list of players inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame. On April 13, GM David Bronstein, Howard Staunton, and WIM Sonja Graf-Stevenson will have their names...

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    Las mejores jugadas de Paul Morphy

    FM LuisFSiles Jul 20, 2017, 12:32 AM

    El genio americano fue sin duda un adelantado a su época. Nadie como él para explotar las ventajas de desarrollo, espacio o iniciativa. Aprende de sus mejores momentos y déjate sorprender por sus brillantes combinaciones.

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    Carlsen Disagrees With Morphy

    GM Gserper Jun 30, 2015, 8:57 AM

    GM Gregory Serper kicks off his first-ever Chess.com video lesson with an analysis of a Paul Morphy game. GM Serper uses Morphy’s instructive and clear style of play to teach you timeless truths about chess...

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    Girl Overboard: Forcing Queen Sacs!

    FM MikeKlein Feb 9, 2015, 4:24 PM

    FM Mike Klein is back with seven more spectacular queen sacrifices for you to enjoy. You won’t believe the creative ways the queens were jettisoned to win these brilliant attacking games — but FM Klein explains...

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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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    Going for a Title: Chapter 3 "More Than Just Squares"

    dbschultz Aug 14, 2017, 7:26 PM

         "Don't see the board as just squares; you need to see it as ranks, files, and diagonals." When I heard my coach say this, I immediately began to look at the board differently. There was a sudden paradigm shift;...

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    Paul MORPHY as seen by champions...

    Manu-Trainer Jul 24, 2017, 11:17 AM

    Quotes about the great Paul MORPHY   Paul Morphy was the greatest chess player that ever lived. Every student of the game, who has delved into the stories of the past, realizes that no one ever was so far superior...

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