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    Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?

    IM Silman Nov 22, 2017, 6:59 PM

    The Chess.com member LittlePawn988 wrote: Something really bugs me. I often hear players, of every level, talking about the strength of masters of the past and sometimes I find them really arrogant and disrespectful....

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    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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    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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    Seattle City Championship 2018

    WCM mkkuhner Jan 16, 2018, 2:08 PM

    The games, which I'd accidentally left out, are in place now.... The Seattle City Championship is really just another weekend tournament--no one regards you as a champion if you win it.  This one was a decent-sized...

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    Viswanathan Anand's Gold at Riyad

    parvinder_khari Jan 5, 2018, 12:53 AM

    Vladimir Fedoseev vs Viswanathan AnandWorld Rapid Championship (2017), Riyadh KSA, rd 17, Dec-28 King's Indian Attack (A07)Opening: Reti Opening1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O Nc6 5. c4 d4 6. e3 e5 7. ed4 ed4...

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    Data On Chess

    Srinibas_Masanta Dec 30, 2017, 10:05 AM

    What is chess? Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders - Savielly Tartakower Chess is a beautiful mistress. - Larsen Chess is life - Bobby Fischer Chess is like life - Boris Spassky Chess is everything - art, science,...

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