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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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    Athletes, Grandmasters Battle In Chess Pro-Am

    FM MikeKlein Jun 26, 2017, 6:42 PM

    What happens when you combine six professional athletes with six premier mental athletes? At the inaugural The Players' Tribune and Chess.com Pro-Am Chess Tournament, you get moments of serious chess, bouts of raucousness,...

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    Carlsen First At Paris Rapid, Heated In Interview

    PeterDoggers Jun 23, 2017, 3:50 PM

    Magnus Carlsen came first in the rapid segment of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He finished on 14 points, one more than Alexander Grischuk. Hikaru Nakamura is in third place, going into the blitz segment...

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    Carlsen, So Early Leaders In Paris

    PeterDoggers Jun 21, 2017, 5:10 PM

    Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So are tied for first place after day one of the Paris Grand Chess Tour. They scored five points out of a possible six (since the rapid games count double) and are just ahead of Hikaru...

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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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    Why the London system is an easy opening to play

    FangBo Jun 24, 2017, 1:31 AM

      In this rapid game that I played I was surprised to see that I had made 24 excellent moves, 3 good moves, and no bad moves (at all). In this game, which I played this morning, I realised that the general ideas...

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    My Chicago Open 2017!

    NightHawk0085 Jun 19, 2017, 9:09 AM

    I played in the 4 day schedule of the 2017 Chicago Open in the U1900 division. I knew that I would have an uphill battle in this event for a few reasons: 1.) I'm rated in the lower half of the field at 1767; 2.)...

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    My Bold Chess Goals

    TadrodderTots Jun 16, 2017, 2:11 PM

    Having just picked up chess again after 45 or so years -- wow! the Internet! -- here are my initial thoughts after about 500 gamesObservations:1.  Chess and watching television is a bad combination 2.  The dog sitting...

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