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    Passionate About Squares: Oddities

    IM Silman Jul 13, 2017, 1:01 AM

    In this article we’ll take a look at "deep squares" (6th, 7th, and even the 8th!). So far we’ve used knights as the conqueror of squares, and most of the games will indeed highlight knights. However,...

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    More Of Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 9, 2017, 1:03 AM

    Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier was born in 1929 and he died in April 2017. The purpose of this two-part series is to let you enjoy the attacking genius of one of America’s most talented players (you can find...

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    Advance to Ventnor I

    batgirl May 31, 2017, 1:23 PM

    Introduction      Ventnor City is a charming resort community on New Jersey's Absecon Island, snuggled between Margate City and the more famous Atlantic City.  In the Spring...

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    Defying Own Odds, Liang Wins U.S. Junior

    FM MikeKlein Jul 18, 2017, 11:36 AM

    "Maybe 10 to 15 percent," were the pre-round chances IM Awonder Liang gave himself to win the 2017 U.S. Junior Championship without even needing a tiebreak. "It was just a lot of luck that I happened to be...

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    Wei Yi Impresses In Danzhou, Now 'Live' World #15

    PeterDoggers Jul 13, 2017, 7:19 AM

    Wei Yi is not only leading the Danzhou Super GM Tournament with 4/5. The 18-year-old is showing impressive play, and after today's splendid win vs Yu Yangyi he climbed to number 15 in the live rankings. Wei Yi...

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    Did Anand Promote Illegally vs Kramnik?

    PeterDoggers Jul 12, 2017, 6:04 AM

    The new FIDE Laws of Chess are in effect since July 1. One thing that's new is that using two hands to promote a pawn is considered an illegal move, and during rapid and blitz games an arbiter is supposed to...

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    Ding Liren vs The World

    FM MikeKlein Jul 27, 2016, 2:12 PM

    The 2016 Sinquefield Cup is just around the corner, and we've got a new entrant in the field. GM Ding Liren is a world-class player who has been ranked as high as eighth in the world, but how does he stack up against...

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    Learn From The Old Masters: Edward Lasker vs Frank Marshall

    GM dbojkov Feb 8, 2016, 11:26 AM

    It's often said that the Old Master played the most instructive games! GM Bojkov demonstrates exactly why in this highly educational match up between Edward (Not Emanuel) Lasker and Frank Marshall!

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    ChessCenter: Big News For Carlsen, Caruana

    ChessCenter Feb 3, 2016, 6:18 AM

    Magnus Carlsen starts off 2016 the right way, but there was big news for Fabiano Caruana, the American number one, now ranked third in the world. Stay on top of a very busy week in chess with this week's episode,...

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    Rook To The Sixth Rank.

    simaginfan Jul 16, 2017, 3:07 AM

    A game Bilek-Bronstein, given here https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalakanta/bronstein-plays-the-caro-kann reminded me of a couple of ideas seen in some old games, so I have quickly put together three games from the...

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    Tactical Trademark

    Funology Jul 14, 2017, 11:50 PM

    When you study the games of very strong players, you start to notice a few patterns. Most players have favourite strategic themes that they employ in game after game. Petrosian saved countless lost positions with...

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    Rook on the Seventh Rank

    npena Jul 14, 2017, 6:24 PM

        "No one has ever played these endgames with such elegant ease as Capablanca," says Reti  

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