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    Carlsen-Grischuk Speed Chess Semifinal, By The Numbers

    FM MikeKlein Nov 20, 2017, 10:17 AM

    GM Magnus Carlsen has been beating anything with a heartbeat in November. First he won by the largest margin in the Champions Showdown with a day to spare, then he scored the most game points ever in a Speed Chess...

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    The Strongest Chess Librarian In The World

    GM Gserper Oct 15, 2017, 1:40 AM

    Unless you live under a rock, you know that the 65-year-old librarian James Tarjan beat the former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the recently concluded Chess.com Isle of Man tournament. Of course Grandmaster...

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    What Is The Best Move?

    GM Gserper Oct 8, 2017, 3:13 AM

    All chess players encounter this situation in every single game. You are considering your next move and see numerous tempting opportunities. All the moves look equally strong, so which one should you prefer? What...

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    ChessCenter: Carlsen Wins And Wins

    ChessCenter Jun 24, 2016, 6:46 PM

    Magnus Carlsen won the Leuven Grand Chess Tour rapid and blitz, and then capped off a great month by absolutely destroying GM Tigran Petrosian in their semifinal GM Blitz Battle match. Find out how he did it on...

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    Carlsen vs Petrosian: GM Blitz Battle (Full Match)

    ChessTV Jun 23, 2016, 8:07 PM

    The match we've all be waiting for! World Champion Magnus Carlsen takes on the Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship qualifier GM Tigran Petrosian. While the result was one-sided, the action is fantastic,...

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    Carlsen vs Petrosian: Special ChessCenter Preview

    ChessCenter Jun 20, 2016, 6:26 PM

    Magnus Carlsen will face Tigran Petrosian live on Chess.com this Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. Pacific. Does Petrosian stand any chance against the world champion? GM Robert Hess and IM Danny Rensch break down...

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    Best Players I Ever Had The Opportunity To Play

    Elliptra Sep 23, 2017, 3:54 PM

    Tigran Petrosian World Champion 1963-1969  I had this Simul date on my calendar for months. I was hoping I'd be able to apply what I had been learning in my new research on the Benko Gambit. Sure enough, playing...

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    Hippo:Common mistakes

    DeirdreSkye Sep 14, 2017, 9:31 AM

      In both these games , the mistakes hippo players did lead to an early defeat. Let's see which these mistakes were: 1)Early attacking in the centre That cancels the meaning of hippo but if you want to attack...

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    DeirdreSkye Sep 13, 2017, 1:07 AM

          As far as I know(and I might be wrong) , Spassky is the only top 10 player that has  played the hippo while he still was top 10(No 2 specifically).And he played it not once but twice and not in an unimportant...

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