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    Should We Trust Computers?

    GM Gserper Aug 6, 2017, 12:09 AM

    The question whether to trust computers might sound pointless since we really have no choice in the modern world. Think about it: if a computer of one of the nuclear superpowers goes berserk, then it can potentially...

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    The 5 Strangest Underpromotions In Chess

    GM Gserper Jul 29, 2017, 6:40 PM

    Last week we analyzed the situations where promoting a pawn into a rook, bishop or knight was a logical way to achieve a goal (whether to win or draw the game). Today we'll see the games where underpromotion...

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    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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    World Cup Shock: Carlsen, Kramnik, Nakamura Out

    PeterDoggers Sep 10, 2017, 9:35 AM

    A huge shock was felt at the FIDE World Cup today as some of the biggest names in the tournament got knocked out: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura. Carlsen couldn't beat...

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    Amin, Howell, Fressinet, Nisipeanu Exit World Cup

    PeterDoggers Sep 5, 2017, 1:34 PM

    Bassem Amin, David Howell, Laurent Fressinet and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu are the biggest names that were eliminated on day three of the FIDE World Cup in Tibilisi. In the longest tiebreak match of the day,...

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    Kasparov's Ultimate Ending?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 19, 2017, 9:23 PM

    Septuagenarian Rex Sinquefield, one of the biggest St. Louis Cardinals fans, has seen many of his favorite team's 11 World Series Game Sevens. Today he got to play one of his own. With the "Ultimate Moves" team...

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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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    When You Can't Go On Resign

    RMChess1954 Oct 12, 2017, 7:21 AM

    In the final position my opponent left the game rather than deal with it. The sporting thing would be to resign. Chess.com issues a warning about this kind of poor sportsmanship. I had to wait for the clock to run...

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    The Daily SitzFleisch

    threadbane Oct 11, 2017, 7:04 AM

    Over the board, carrying on in a hopeless position makes a little bit of sense, since blunders occur in time trouble, like touch-move mistakes and accidental stalemates, but in Daily Format there comes a time to...

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    Well, That was fun. ...

    TadrodderTots Oct 8, 2017, 9:44 AM

      Do I feel bad winning a 10 minute game on time with 0.6 seconds on my clock?No.Should I?Hell no.I've lost games with winning positions because I ran out of time.   I win games where I'm in a recoverable position...

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