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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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    How Chess is Like... [FILL IN THE BLANK]

    erik Mar 14, 2017, 5:33 AM

    Chess is many things. A game. An art. A hobby. A science. A sport? But it is also a metaphor that is used in the media to tap into the symbol of intellectual struggle. If you want to show how intricately...

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    Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

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    ChessCenter: Should FIDE's President Resign?

    ChessCenter Sep 8, 2016, 7:36 PM

    The ChessCenter team reports once again from the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku. While India leads the event as it heads into the back half, political pressure on FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is increasing. A...

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    Walk The Plank!

    FM MikeKlein Feb 16, 2015, 4:57 PM

    Did you think FM Mike Klein was done with his amazing queen sacrifices? Think again. This time, FM Klein has a video full of queen sacs a pirate would love, because they make the enemy king walk the plank to...

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    Ginger GM Cooks Spicy Attacks - Part 5

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 21, 2014, 2:37 PM

    Who needs knights and pawns? By only using his long-range pieces, former World Champion Mikhail Tal pops the top of his opponent's king. The openness of the position and the calculation of Tal is too much for Black...

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    2017 Washington High School State Team Championship

    RookSacrifice Apr 23, 2017, 2:55 PM

    The story goes back to last year. Last year, playing for Redmond High School in the tournament for the first time (in 9th grade), we were the second highest rated team, and had a good chance to win the team championship....

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    Losing on time like this.

    ProfessorThermal Apr 12, 2017, 1:45 AM

    Hello chess friends.   I must admit that I am not a good blitz player. In fact, I am not that great of a chess player too but I love this game more than anything. And that love has driven me to learn the game and...

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    Over looking castling but later over looking mate.

    Daybreak57 Apr 12, 2017, 12:07 AM

    Have you ever had an attacking idea that only works if your opponent does absolutely nothing for about 3 to 5 moves and then you score a checkmate?  That is exactly what happened to me when I played this game not...

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