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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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    Pawns Don't Equal Points In Sinquefield Rd. 3

    FM MikeKlein Aug 4, 2017, 6:12 PM

    After two rounds of more wins than draws, nobody parked his car in the winner's circle after round three of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup. Despite the five draws, it sure seemed like a few more wins were coming in a...

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    Aronian Wins Altibox Norway Chess Tournament

    PeterDoggers Jun 16, 2017, 11:07 AM

    Levon Aronian won the Altibox Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger on Friday. He was never in danger against Wesley So, who drew all his nine games. Runner-up Hikaru Nakamura lost to Fabiano Caruana but...

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    Ilyumzhinov To Run For FIDE President In 2018

    PeterDoggers Apr 18, 2017, 3:54 PM

    In a statement to Chess.com, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov today announced that he will be running for FIDE president again in 2018. "One billion people playing chess" continues to be his motto. "Today I was analyzing...

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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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    ist2000in Aug 2, 2017, 2:47 PM

    ist2000in: Damilo disrupted internet connection & won by fraud ist2000in: I did not resign at all ist2000in: Please take action against Damilols4 ist2000in: He may have used SageOMF in this process

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    All boxed up

    GM smurfo Aug 1, 2017, 12:31 AM

    When you play often enough on an online chess server, you start to see the same usernames popping up as your opponents. It makes for a weird social network. I recall a story where some Australian chess players met...

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    Playing the Catalan: 6...dxc4 and Anshul's idea

    Joseph_Truelson Jul 30, 2017, 2:51 PM

    Photo robbed from Google (who else) Last night I decided to log into live chess, and to my amazement KingSacrifice (Real name hidden for security purposes) was only. After we chatted for a while, another player...

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