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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    Is This The Future Of Chess?

    GM Gserper Apr 15, 2017, 10:26 PM

    GM Emil Sutovsky recently posted some shocking news on his Facebook page: a computer program, Ponanza, beat the best shogi player in the world. Not only that, but the computer program pretty much introduced a novelty...

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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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    Mamedyarov Maintains Firm Lead In Shamkir

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 4:37 PM

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is getting closer and closer to tournament victory at the Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. All games ended in draws on Friday, so the Azerbaijani grandmaster still has his...

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    Mamedyarov Extends Lead As Kramnik Struggles

    FM MikeKlein Apr 27, 2017, 4:16 PM

    GM Vladimir Kramnik would like to fast-forward over the middle rounds of the Shamkir super-tournament. His audacious 25. Rxe5 in round four is now a distant memory. After losing in round five before the rest day,...

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    Karjakin, So Notch 1st Wins In Shamkir

    FM MikeKlein Apr 25, 2017, 3:51 PM

    Neither the world's number-two rated player nor the world champion runner-up were having memorable events at Shamkir Chess 2017, but they will now sleep a little easier going into the tournament's only rest day. All...

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    Capablanca's Greatest Chess Endgame

    IM djgwards Nov 1, 2016, 3:26 PM

    World Champion Jose Raoul Capablanca is possibly the greatest natural endgame player of all time. Probably his greatest endgame victory is his classic defeat of Savielly Tartakower. King activity, rook activity,...

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    Caruana's Missed Moment: Rook And Bishop vs Rook

    IM Keaton87 Oct 18, 2016, 2:01 PM

    So close! GM Fabiano Caruana nearly defeated GM Peter Svidler in the penultimate round of the Candidates' tournament to acquire a tremendous chance to challenge Carlsen. Instead, he fell just a bit short. Follow...

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    How Caruana Broke The Rules And Won

    IM DanielRensch Aug 26, 2016, 2:51 PM

    To break the rules, you've gotta know the rules. IM Daniel Rensch shows you how GM Fabiano Caruana was able to think creatively about traditional understandings of doubled pawns, captures toward the center, and...

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    Chess Tournament Play

    Win_Like_McEntee Apr 28, 2017, 7:31 PM

    A chess tournament is one of the oldest forms of being able to show your chess strength. I'll discuss some etiquette and must-know tournament rules that apply to USCF and FIDE.  Over-the-board (OTB) Chess Tournaments...

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    Chess Lesson #37: Winning Material Isn't Winning

    Korasoff Apr 28, 2017, 8:43 AM

    Thesis While being ahead in material is a tactical advantage, it is not a strategic advantage, and it is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for winning.   Argument After playing a few games of chess,...

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    Kostya & Isaac: Reykjavik Open Round 9 - King's Indian Brilliancy

    NapoleonBonaparteIV Apr 27, 2017, 2:39 AM

    Kostya and I both notched key wins yesterday, though the story of the round has to be Kostya's preparation in the King's Indian. In a tough main line, Kostya found a novelty in 22...Bf8 and went into cruise control...

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