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  • Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice's Thumbnail

    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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    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,...

  • How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov's Thumbnail

    How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Mar 11, 2017, 3:31 AM

    As I explained in this article, modern life forces me to recollect the episodes from my childhood years. One such memory is something that every Soviet schoolboy was supposed to know if he wanted to get...

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    International Chess Glossary

    palivec Mar 27, 2017, 5:34 AM

    Hi, I think it's very interesting to see how the chess pieces are named in different languages (in parenthless there is a literal English translation): English Slovak German French Romanian Pawn pešiak (pawn) Bauer...

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    Liverpool Football Club: TODAY 15th MARCH Celebrate 125th Anniversary

    RuneTonseth Mar 15, 2017, 3:10 AM

      On this day in 1892, the decision to form Liverpool Football Club was taken. In John Houlding’s house on Anfield Road, it was determined that a new club would be created to play at Anfield in response to the...

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    Carlsen, So, Caruana, MVL In PRO Chess 1/4 Finals

    PeterDoggers Mar 14, 2017, 8:16 AM

    With Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, four of the world's top five grandmasters will be competing this Wednesday in the quarterfinals of Chess.com's Professional Rapid Online...

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  • Hou Yifan's Big Queen Sacrifice's Thumbnail

    Hou Yifan's Big Queen Sacrifice

    IM djgwards Feb 24, 2017, 7:42 AM

    Hou Yifan made a lot of news in Gibraltar, but maybe not enough news was devoted to this incredible game she played. It might even be the game of the tournament. IM Teddy Coleman presents! Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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    Hikaru Explains How To Beat A Queen Sacrifice

    GM Hikaru Feb 24, 2017, 9:48 PM

    How do you handle a queen sacrifice from your opponent? Hikaru Nakamura is back to give you a personal lesson on one of the most exciting things that can happen in a chess game.

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    12 Best Moves Of 2016

    FM MikeKlein Dec 23, 2016, 9:38 AM

    What were the best moves of 2016? FM Mike Klein reveals his very favorite moves of the year in a video packed with queen sacrifices, daring pawn promotions, or just pure chaos inducing flights of fancy.

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  • Tales of a Hustler Hunter: The Killings's Thumbnail

    Tales of a Hustler Hunter: The Killings

    SugarcaneRoss Mar 28, 2017, 1:59 PM

    While I wouldn’t necessarily say I come from the world of tournament chess, I have definitely poked around at the club level. Before I moved to New York City, where chess can be found at all hours of the night,...

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    My 2017 MSCA State Scholastic Championship (K-12) Adventure!

    FlyingHighNow Mar 27, 2017, 9:51 AM

    Welcome to a log of my experience in my first ever state tournament! My name is Jakob Michelizzi and i'm a Junior playing for Eden Prairie High School. I'm unrated but if you look me up in the USCF database it shows...

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    How To Begin Mastering Chess

    DineshMC Mar 26, 2017, 7:26 PM

    Chess is a highly competitive game played by millions of people around the world. The basics can be mastered in a matter of minutes. Advanced strategic concepts can take years to come to terms with and a lifetime...

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