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  • How Can Older Players Improve?'s Thumbnail

    How Can Older Players Improve?

    IM Silman Oct 12, 2017, 1:39 AM

    IMPROVEMENT FOR OLD PLAYERS The Chess.com member jayzorac wrote: I have a question for you. Do you think “older” players can still improve to expert and master level?  SILMAN: Mr. jayzorac...

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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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    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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    Levon Aronian Ousted At FIDE World Cup

    PeterDoggers Sep 16, 2015, 12:19 PM

    On Wednesday, Sinquefield Cup winner Levon Aronian of Armenia was surprisingly ousted by Alexander Areshchenko of Ukraine in the round two tiebreak of the FIDE World Cup. “He is stronger than...

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    Hammertime at Rilton Cup

    FM MikeKlein Jan 5, 2014, 9:24 AM

    Team Norway continues its rise among the top nations for chess, as today reigning Norwegian Champion GM Jon Ludvig Hammer went wire-to-wire in winning the 43rd Rilton Cup in Stockholm, Sweden. The...

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    World Championship Match: Game 3

    ChessTV Nov 12, 2013, 6:28 PM

    After a few unexciting draws to get the nerves out, GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Viswanathan Anand get down to business in Chennai. White's Reti Opening goes bad early, and before the challenger can blink, his queen...

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    chess opening list

    csayant2014 Nov 17, 2017, 6:23 AM

    hi e4 and d4 are mostly overplayed by any level. and mostly super transposed to other structure. i am giving few ideas here or list of opening against e4 and d4 that will make u surprise and c4 won't worry you anymore.    against...

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    my opening journey part 2 -- English opening

    csayant2014 Nov 7, 2017, 3:02 AM

    hi   i am playing chess over years now. i read some books in childhood days with my brother. it was written in bengali. among all other opening pretty much sound and solid lines is English opening. i am listing...

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    Milan Vidmar. Some Games and Writings.

    simaginfan Nov 5, 2017, 1:45 AM

    Morning Everyone! On a small post a couple of weeks ago, I was asked why I like Vidmar so much.My answer was:- Firstly, he was an amateur at the time when chess was becoming truly professional as we would understand...

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