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    The Match Of The 21st Century

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions...

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    The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

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    Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 15, 2017, 7:10 PM

    My last two articles were about the best game prizes for Mikhail Tal (who won the most prizes — 15) and Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who came in tied for 3rd and 4th with Anatoly Karpov (10 prizes; Garry...

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    Hou Yifan's Big Queen Sacrifice

    IM djgwards Feb 24, 2017, 7:42 AM

    Hou Yifan made a lot of news in Gibraltar, but maybe not enough news was devoted to this incredible game she played. It might even be the game of the tournament. IM Teddy Coleman presents! Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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    Kasparov Still On Form!

    GM vegasicilia May 21, 2016, 5:38 AM

    Garry Kasparov recently proved he was still among the world’s best blitz chess players when he performed well in an extended tournament with three of the current world’s top 10: Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, and Fabiano...

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    ChessCenter: Nakamura Wins; Magnus 'Photobombed'

    ChessCenter Feb 10, 2016, 4:25 PM

    Hikaru Nakamura won a huge open tournament in Gibraltar, while the chess legend Vishy Anand struggled with the format. The ChessCenter team has all the details on the exciting event. Find out how Magnus Carlsen...

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    The 2017 US Championships Begin!

    USChessFederation Mar 29, 2017, 6:25 PM

    Defending U.S. Champion, Fabiano Caruana, at the Opening Ceremony. Photo: Eric Rosen The US Chess Championships began yesterday with an opening ceremony at the Boo Cat Club that also honored new inductees into...

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    Ilyumzhinov resigns… or does he? by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Mar 28, 2017, 8:00 AM

    The FIDE website today claimed that its President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, announced his resignation yesterday at the end of the quarterly Presidential Board meeting in Athens. No sooner had that notice appeared,...

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    Wall's Comet

    cschessnews Mar 27, 2017, 4:48 PM

    Greetings,   The 1300s are back and highlighted in this week's newsletter!  See my jokes at the end as I send off Randy Reynolds, former editor extraordinaire, as his reign of terror on the chess world comes to...

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