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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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    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

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    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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    Smashing The Old Masters With The IQP

    IM Tania_S Jun 30, 2017, 8:18 PM

    How did they break open isolated queen pawn positions back in the good old days? They smashed it.

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    The King's Indian Destroys The Center

    GM Rabachess Apr 20, 2017, 1:21 PM

    The King's Indian Defense is one of the most active ways to handle the queen's pawn opening, but do you know how to bombad the center of the board? GM Babaev teaches you the way to do it.

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    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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    PRINCIPIA SCACCHORUM, Part 11: On Relations, the Very Fabric of (Chess) Life

    RoaringPawn Aug 15, 2017, 5:41 PM

    PIECE RELATIONS are the ultimate constituents of chess reality as life is trying to imitate chess - use of force, violence, bloody conflicts with captures and killings of (chess)men abound. Relationalism is a conceptual...

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    Blindfold Chess Reawakening

    Alvin_Cruz Aug 15, 2017, 4:28 AM

    First I will have a disclaimer that I am not actually the man in the blog image. I found such great image from Namaste Studios for meditation because peace of mind and concentration is needed in blindfold chess.   Long...

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    My games in Beacon Chess Open tournament

    oshanchess Aug 15, 2017, 4:14 AM

    Played in an open tournament starting 12th August 2017. I was particularly excited about this one, was my first in hometown Jaipur.    Here are the games (All were classical games with 90 min + 30 sec time control.) Would...

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