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  • Chess And Presidential Elections

    • GM Gserper
    • Jan 21, 2017, 11:41 PM

    During the 2016 presidential election, many Americans got caught between a rock and a hard place. Indeed, since both candidates had flaws, it was very difficult to make a choice. I wish we had an...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • American Woman - Part III

      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...

  • Compilation Of Chess And Education Research Studies

    One of the most common questions educators have is, "Where can I find research studies devoted to the educational value of chess?" More studies are being conducted every year, but this article is a compilation...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

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  • Tata Steel 2017, 8: Rapport shocks Carlsen by Colin McGourty

     Yesterday, Rapport Richard was wined his first point against Carlsen.Now Carsen has 4 points,but Richard only 3.The best player is now Wesley So with 5 half points.With 5 points are players Wei Yi and Eljanov Pavel.To...

  • Tata Steel 2017, 8: Rapport shocks Carlsen by Colin McGourty

    Richard Rapport kept his cool to score a sensational win over Magnus Carlsen in Round 8 of the Tata Steel Masters. The World Champion overpressed following the missed win against Anish Giri the day before, while...

  • How to Improve at Chess | Beginners

    Hi guys, This video is targeted at chess players who know absolutely nothing about the game, or know a little about the game, but are still generally considered beginners. I talk about what things you need to be...

  • Advanced Opening Analyses in Bughouse: The e6 - Nc6 System

    • Sorsi
    • Jan 22, 2017, 3:59 PM

    The e6 - Nc6 setup is perhaps the most complicated system in all of bughouse. There are a lot of variations to learn and I hope to cover the most important ones in this text. This is the most common position...

  • Space Chess Is Here, But No One Is Playing

    • Aarao
    • Jan 22, 2017, 8:45 AM

    The three-dimensional version of the game was around long before Star Trek.   If Lieutenant Commander Spock is known for one thing, it’s his signature Vulcan handsign for “Live Long and Prosper.” But if he’s known...

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  • 70s Life: Gibraltar Chess Festival Hosts 72 GMs

    For those that don't watch ChessCenter regularly (shame on you!), in the latest episode, this author/commentator predicted the continued rise of open events. Evidence number one might be the Tradewise...

  • Rapport Beats Carlsen; Aronian Bounces Back

    Richard Rapport was the sensation of the day as he defeated Magnus Carlsen beautifully in round eight. Wesley So still leads the Tata Steel Chess Tournament's masters group going into the second rest day. Photo:...

  • Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

    Today Magnus Carlsen missed a checkmate versus Anish Giri, and with it, a great opportunity to move to "plus three." Wesley So drew his game as well and continues to lead the masters section. It's quite...

  • Giri Wins In Tata Steel

    After 14 consecutive drawn games, Anish Giri emerged with a win in round six at Tata Steel. As commentator Yasser Seirawan noted, if Giri had won all of his winning positions, he would be leading in Tata Steel. Also...

  • So Grabs Tata Lead; Carlsen Plays Football

    Wesley So is the new leader of the Tata Steel chess tournament masters group. Today he defeated Pentala Harikrishna and took over pole position from Pavel Eljanov, who lost to Levon Aronian. The...


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