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    Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

    IM Silman Mar 23, 2017, 12:53 AM

    Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army...

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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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    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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    Today at the Slow Chess League

    SirIvanhoe Mar 28, 2017, 8:29 AM

    Coming Up for Tuesday, March 28 in the Slow Chess League NT (negotiated time) Coming Up Scheduled Games Today: No games scheduled this week. Signups are open at slowchessleague.org for April Tournaments. But...



    eg5309 Mar 28, 2017, 6:07 AM

    LAST CALL              Please JOIN the match of our team ACROPOLIS vs CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION, called "CHAOS AND ALL THINGS GREEK".        It begins in a few (about 31) hours, May 29, 2017, 01:00 P.M. (Pacific...

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    Webster University Wins 5th Straight President's Cup

    FM MikeKlein Mar 28, 2017, 4:02 AM

    Top-rated Webster University has won its fifth consecutive President's Cup title, beating out the three other invited teams from Texas Tech, St. Louis University, and University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in...

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    Abbud, Alfredo-Reyes, A.A.

    AaronReyes Mar 28, 2017, 12:43 AM

    The past few months were spent preparing for a big chess tournament, which in the end, went well for me. I earned a plus score and gained some rating points. Hard work pays off eventually   Although I wished to...

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    The great uniter

    propagun Mar 27, 2017, 3:15 PM

    In the past few weeks, with the wedding of one of my close friends, the anniversaries of births, and other assorted familial obligations, I've been going to a lot of parties and meeting entirely too many new people....

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    Nona Gaprindashvili. Fighting for Equality

    Spektrowski Mar 27, 2017, 2:46 PM

    A chapter from Nona Gaprindashvili's 1977 book I Prefer Risk. Many of her thoughts on women's chess still seem to be relevant even now, 40 years later. I've included some chess games to divide the wall of...

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