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  • How To Fight 2 Queens's Thumbnail

    How To Fight 2 Queens

    GM Gserper Jul 15, 2017, 2:34 PM

    I noticed that when I teach the rules of chess to kids, almost nothing excites them more than a pawn promotion. I can see sparkles in the kids' eyes and have to answer the unavoidable question: "So, I can have two...

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    Dancing

    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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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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  • 1. e4 -- Don't Be Embarrassed's Thumbnail

    1. e4 -- Don't Be Embarrassed

    GM AlexYermo Jan 2, 2016, 1:26 PM

    Should you be embarrassed to play the king's pawn openings without much preparation? Of course not. GM Alex Yermolinsky concludes his series on “the fun way to play” with a review of one of his recent games...

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    Women's World Teams: Keeping The Tension vs Kursova

    FM Alisa_Melekhina May 31, 2015, 7:41 AM

    Even if you’ve got a concrete advantage going into the endgame, you could fail to take home the full point if you release the tension too early. FM Alisa Melekhina illustrates this vital concept with one of her...

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    Women's World Teams: Keeping The Tension vs Soumya

    FM Alisa_Melekhina May 12, 2015, 12:01 PM

    FM Alisa Melekhina thoroughly analyzes one of her recent games to teach you the importance of keeping the tension on the chessboard. After building a very promising position out of a hyper-accelerated Dragon,...

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    Morphy and Me

    ArnieChipmunk Aug 20, 2017, 11:05 AM

    One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the...

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    Dominating Class A Players (1800-1999)

    Path2GrandMaster Aug 19, 2017, 7:05 PM

        Class A Players: Game #1   Just a cool sicillian game in which I dominated a strong 1873 opponent...       Class A Players: Game #2   Here is a recent game vs a 1873 in which I lose on time.  Unfortunately,...

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    One of the luckiest games of my life

    Joseph_Truelson Aug 19, 2017, 7:46 AM

    Luck is obviously better, but I need to be "objective" and "unbiased". Hi everyone! I'm playing the Seattle Chess Classic. I am pretty busy at the tournament most of the day (not just playing chess, but also scaring...

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