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    Advance to Ventnor III

    batgirl Jun 28, 2017, 11:37 AM

    1943 The 1943 tournament was held from July 5th - July 11      Anthony Santasiere and Pfc. George Shainswift shared the $50 first prize award.  Santasiere, who espoused...

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    Follow Hikaru Nakamura's Advice

    GM Gserper Jun 4, 2017, 12:20 AM

    As the saying goes, a talented person is talented in everything. Therefore I wasn't really surprised when I saw Hikaru Nakamura's tweet about making a killing in the stock market. $LULU with the big miss...

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    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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    Karjakin Nearly Perfect But Aronian Extends Lead In St. Louis

    FM MikeKlein Aug 17, 2017, 9:30 PM

    Today was a day for short sleeves and short memories. At day four of the inaugural St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, the time control shrank to five minutes per side with a three-second delay. That means, unlike with...

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    Black Is OK In Dortmund

    PeterDoggers Jul 19, 2017, 1:47 AM

    Black was very comfortable in the third round in Dortmund. All games ended in draws, and so Matthias Bluebaum and Radoslaw Wojtaszek are still tied for first place at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting. The...

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    'Mr Dortmund' Starts With A Loss Again

    PeterDoggers Jul 16, 2017, 3:06 AM

    "Mr Dortmund" Vladimir Kramnik is playing in the Sparkassen Chess Meeting for the 24th time, and won the tournament a record ten times. His 11th title is a bit further away after he started with a loss, to...

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    A Parallel Queen's Sacrifice in Two Different Openings

    kamalakanta Aug 2, 2017, 9:13 PM

    A few months ago, I purchased Yuri Razuvaev's "Key Concepts of Gambit Play", by Quality Chess. In this book, Razuvaev explores gambit lines in different openings. Chapter 3 explores some lines in the Four Knights...

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    Playing the Catalan: 6...dxc4 and Anshul's idea

    Joseph_Truelson Jul 30, 2017, 2:51 PM

    Photo robbed from Google (who else) Last night I decided to log into live chess, and to my amazement KingSacrifice (Real name hidden for security purposes) was only. After we chatted for a while, another player...

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    My Introduction to 1. d4

    Hellllbender Jul 30, 2017, 11:11 AM

    I recently came across some PGNs of a few old games of mine back when I was initially learning to use, and defend against 1. d4, along with two of my friends and chess colleagues. Back then, each of us (primarily...

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