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    The Youngest Chess Stars

    GM Gserper Sep 9, 2017, 11:41 PM

    The news about the four-year old Misha Osipov beating a grandmaster spread the world like wildfire. It must be a new record by a wide margin. Many people think that little Misha is going to be the world champion...

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    Kasparov: What Went Wrong?

    GM Gserper Aug 19, 2017, 9:06 PM

    The St. Louis rapid and blitz tournament was definitely the most anticipated chess event of the year. Even people who remember chess only when they see a puzzle in the Sunday column of their local newspaper...

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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    Active Learning > Passive Learning, Play in the Center 1 Recap

    SJFG Sep 26, 2017, 9:49 AM

    On Saturday I visited the recently-opened Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta to play in a 3-round (G/90, D/5) tournament. It was my first time playing rated chess out of Alabama. I also met a Grandmaster...

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    An Amazing Puzzle!

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 18, 2017, 6:05 AM

    Just the other day I was fortunate enough to stumble across the following message on twitter:   At first glance this puzzle seems rather bland, but the more we venture down the rabbit hole, the greater and...

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    The search for improvement #2

    JamesAgadir Sep 1, 2017, 1:27 PM

    black to move   This position is a draw, the plan is simple, get the king to g5 and then push the pawn, the rook cannot stop the pawn without freeing the king who arrives just in time to force the draw. The only...

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