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    Game of the Month

    batgirl Apr 12, 2017, 11:48 AM

         The United States in the 1940s had many splendid chess players such as Sammy Reshevsky, Reuben Fine, Al Horowitz and Isaac Kashdan.  The following story involves all those legends...

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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    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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    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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    Blackburn's mate

    zhshiplu Apr 24, 2017, 3:28 AM

                                                                    White to move In Blackburn's mate the attacking side uses the power of the bishop pair and the knight on g5 for a startling queen sacrifice!      ...

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    Tactics - can I improve???

    LuckyDan74 Apr 22, 2017, 12:17 PM

    At the time of writing this I'm rated 1306 at tactics here after many attempts at different problems over the last year or two (and a terrible hit rate of 58%) I can't seem to improve of late and so I've decided...

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    Counter-Acting Negative Momentum

    gargantuanmedia Apr 16, 2017, 12:02 AM

    A late night match. USA (White) vs Malaysia (Black). 10 minutes.     This is a recent game where the tempo shifted from losing a match to a winning it. My Opponent, playing as Black, made excellent inroads with...

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