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  • How Can Older Players Improve?'s Thumbnail

    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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    Is Chess Barbaric?

    GM Gserper Oct 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The title of this article might surprise you. Indeed it sounds like an oxymoron. How can such a noble, royal game be barbaric? Well, the traditional definition of chess is a trifecta of art, science and sport....

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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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    Batumi Chess Club NONA Wins 3rd ECC Title

    IM JovankaHouska Oct 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

    Batumi Chess Club NONA won the European Club Cup on Saturday in Göynük/Antalya. As promised, Chess.com publishes a separate report on the women's tournament, once again written by IM Jovanka Houska. The...

  • Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?'s Thumbnail

    Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?

    PeterDoggers Oct 14, 2017, 7:20 PM

    Both Odlar Yurdu and Alkaloid held them to 3-3, but with a win in the final round Globus secured victory after all. The top seed won the European Club Cup in Göynük/Antalya, Turkey on Saturday with...

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    GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017

    FM MikeKlein Oct 13, 2017, 2:17 PM

    [Note: Updated with extensive thoughts from Lombardy's only son Raymond and a personal reflection from Bruce Pandolfini.] GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being...

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    Mastering King And Pawn Endgames: Tips And Tricks

    IM Anna_Rudolf Dec 6, 2016, 2:10 PM

    IM Anna Rudolf begins her series on Mastering King And Pawn Endgames with tons of tips and tricks. Memorize them, and they are sure to bring you many useful points in future.

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    Karjakin vs Khismatullin: Russian Superfinal

    IM Keaton87 Oct 7, 2015, 2:19 PM

    Sergey Karjakin just won the prestigious FIDE World Cup, so what better time to look at one of his games from another top-tier event, the Russian Superfinal? IM Keaton Kiewra reviews Karjackin’s exciting...

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    Chess Rivals 4

    ChessTV Nov 27, 2015, 3:29 PM

    Chess.com's own IM Daniel Rensch takes on Youtuber IM John Bartholomew in a race to points in this fourth installment of Chess Rivals--a dual commentary match! Danny jumps to an early lead, but will it be enough...

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  • Path To Chess Prosperity #4: 10/7/2017 Tournament Analysis's Thumbnail

    Path To Chess Prosperity #4: 10/7/2017 Tournament Analysis

    EOGuel Oct 14, 2017, 8:12 PM

    Hello, guys! Last weekend, I had yet another tournament. This was a competitive team match between chess players in North and Central Texas. Each participant plays two games against an opponent of a similar...

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    My System Study (Join Me)

    RMChess1954 Oct 12, 2017, 5:42 PM

    I'm going to read "My System 21st Century Edition". In a series of posts I'm going to discuss what I understand or what I do not understand. Maybe you would like to join me. Get a copy of the book. We can take this...

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    Chess Candidates Tournament

    chessguy1012 Oct 11, 2017, 11:12 AM

     So you probably heard about the 2018 chess candidates tournament, right? It's everywhere, but, if you don't know what it is, then I'll tell you. It is a double round robin (everyone plays each other twice) with...

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