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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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    Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

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    American Woman - Part III

    batgirl Jan 18, 2017, 11:25 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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  • Carlsen Disagrees With Morphy's Thumbnail

    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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    My Favorite Players: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    GM gmfinegold Mar 5, 2014, 10:33 AM

    MVL is GM Finegold's MVP! According to our author, he has faith in his ideas and loves to attack. In the opening game, the French number one mimics Ben's other favorite player, Paul Morphy, by bringing all of the...

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  • Morphy:

    Morphy: "The Most Accurate Player"

    kamalakanta Mar 21, 2017, 7:11 AM

    Bobby Fischer   "A popularly held theory about Paul Morphy is that if he returned to the chess world today and played our best contemporary players, he would come out the loser. Nothing is further from the truth....

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    Principle of Development: Early History

    Ziryab Mar 14, 2017, 9:59 AM

    Principle of Development: Early History   Morphy is sometimes credited with inventing the concept of development, or at least understanding it better than anyone else before those who followed him began to articulate...

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    Chess common sense (YOU COULD MAKE NO MISTAKES AND BE PLAYING LIKE MAGNUS!pt.3

    Berkowick Mar 13, 2017, 8:35 AM

    Hello guys, it's me FM_Berkowick(OM stands for origami master) Today we'll be working on bumping you up from beginner to intermediate players. Shoutout to Swagchessmaster88. He's a awesome friend and a awesome chess...

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