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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    Black Is OK In Dortmund

    PeterDoggers Jul 19, 2017, 1:47 AM

    Black was very comfortable in the third round in Dortmund. All games ended in draws, and so Matthias Bluebaum and Radoslaw Wojtaszek are still tied for first place at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. The...

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    Bluebaum, Wojtaszek New Leaders In Dortmund

    PeterDoggers Jul 17, 2017, 1:38 AM

    In round two Vladimir Fedoseev lost his game to Matthias Bluebaum, and with it his early lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. Radoslaw Wojtaszek joined Bluebaum in first place as he beat Wang Yue. Round...

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    Wei Yi Impresses In Danzhou, Now 'Live' World #15

    PeterDoggers Jul 13, 2017, 7:19 AM

    Wei Yi is not only leading the Danzhou Super GM Tournament with 4/5. The 18-year-old is showing impressive play, and after today's splendid win vs Yu Yangyi he climbed to number 15 in the live rankings. Wei Yi...

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    Back to 700

    TadrodderTots Jul 27, 2017, 2:26 PM

    Well, I've taken two steps backwards and about two steps forwards.  I'm back to 700 which is almost, but not quite, 2700.There's definitely a correlation to not half-paying attention to the TV while playing a 5...

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    My OTB Chess Fund: Reservoir Pawns on Patreon

    IroZobel Jul 27, 2017, 11:10 AM

    Hello! This post will not be that much about chess, but more about asking a bit of help.   Lately I have been trying to put a lot of effort in trying to find ways to get real OTB tournament practice in. The reason...

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    7/26/17: My First Chess Win

    BollybikiniBabeXOXO Jul 26, 2017, 1:56 PM

    I do not have a picture of the end result of this chess game, but here goes. I just wanted to congratulate myself for winning my first ever chess game against a computer!!! Sure, winning a chess game may not be...

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