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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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    Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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    Kurš ir pasaulē labākais šaha spēlētājs?

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:24 PM

    Jūs droši vien esat dzirdējis kādu sakām "Es varu sakaut šahā visus savus draugus", vai "Es esmu labākais šaha spēlētājs savā skolā!" Pēc pavīpsnāšanas Jūs droši vien esat nodomājis:...

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    Magnus Carlsen Mentors Homer Simpson

    FM MikeKlein Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen is an avid connoisseur of pop culture. Now, he's part of it. Yesterday his long-awaited cameo on the American animated program "The Simpsons" finally aired on the FOX Network. Hard...

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    Tata Steel Ronda 8: Rapport vence a Carlsen

    PeterDoggers Jan 22, 2017, 1:03 PM

    Richard Rapport fue la sensación del día en la octava jornada del Tata Steel Chess al vencer a Magnus Carlsen. Wesley So sigue encabezando el grupo de maestros, el cual afronta mañana su...

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    A Peaceful Beginning In Shamkir

    IM DanielRensch May 26, 2016, 1:49 PM

    With all the first-round games at the 2016 Gashimov Memorial drawn, one might conclude the dynamic chess of the late, great Azeri grandmaster was not played. However, the lack of decisive clashes...

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    Sokolov On Winning In The Lopez: f5 Main Lines

    GM vegasicilia Aug 17, 2016, 6:03 PM

    Theoretician and GM, Ivan Sokolov, is here to bolster your knowledge of 3...Bc5 4.c3 f5!? in the Ruy Lopez. Come along for a wild ride as Sokolov shows you how to take the fight to White in these challenging and...

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    Ruy Lopez: The Verdict On 4...Nf6

    GM vegasicilia Jan 23, 2016, 3:40 PM

    GM Ivan Sokolov continues his lesson on in-depth Ruy Lopez theory with the most common fourth move, …Nf6. If you play the Ruy Lopez from either side, you absolutely must know the consequences of this move. Learn...

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    How To Beat Slow Plans

    IM Keaton87 Nov 23, 2015, 6:27 PM

    What do you do when your opponent insists on going slow? IM Keaton Kiewra shows you an entertaining game from the “San Diego Surfers” chess league match where White eschewed sharper lines to enter into a non-theoretical...

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    R.P.Michell. Amateur Chess Master.

    simaginfan Jun 20, 2017, 7:01 AM

      With apologies to my friends for the fact that I have been inactive for a while - real life has rather gotten in the way, I have a day to myself, so will try to post something that will be new to you. Going through...

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    Mikhail Chigorin Club

    Spektrowski Jun 16, 2017, 4:20 AM

    Russian chess statistician Vitaly Gnirenko has compiled a list of all players who defeated a reigning classical world champion in a game with classical control. Below is the chronological table of players joining...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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