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  • Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship's Thumbnail

    Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship

    Pia_swe Oct 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

    "Do you know who that is"? whispered the tournament leader and nodded toward the door where an elderly man in jacket, black shirt and purple tie slowly with the support of his cane of copper came into the room and...

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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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  • Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship's Thumbnail

    Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

    pete Nov 18, 2017, 12:56 AM

    The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week. Stockfish placed clear first in the 10-engine...

  • Aronian, Radjabov Join Leaders At Palma GP's Thumbnail

    Aronian, Radjabov Join Leaders At Palma GP

    PeterDoggers Nov 17, 2017, 4:11 PM

    Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov won their games in round two of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two are tied for first place with Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Ernesto Inarkiev...

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    Milliseconds Sacred In Showdown's 2nd Day

    FM MikeKlein Nov 10, 2017, 9:16 PM

    It was supposed to be a rapid and blitz match, but it's turning into a theme match. Good reflexes don't hurt either. The 2017 Champions Showdown doesn't actually require specific openings to be played over the...

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  • Semi-Slav Defense's Thumbnail

    Semi-Slav Defense

    abc_420 Nov 15, 2017, 4:21 AM

    This is a good defense for Black against the Queen's Gambit. There are a series of videos on this defense. All are available on YouTube.

  • Chess Trap #4 - Hand caught in the cookie jar? (Queen's Gambit)'s Thumbnail

    Chess Trap #4 - Hand caught in the cookie jar? (Queen's Gambit)

    MidnasLament Nov 14, 2017, 6:11 PM

    This is my other favorite trap line in the Queen's Gambit featuring a pawn sacrifice this time, and if black takes the cookie white wins with a beautiful combination! I mean, who doesn't like cookies? lol     This...

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    Book Reviews - Chess Books for Improving Adults

    IM IM_Kgwm Nov 12, 2017, 10:58 AM

    I've just returned from a summer chess trip and even though I did not manage to accomplish my primary goal (painfully missing the final GM norm by half a point at De Sants 2017, being the highlight of this trip),...

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