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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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    Follow Hikaru Nakamura's Advice

    GM Gserper Jun 4, 2017, 12:20 AM

    As the saying goes, a talented person is talented in everything. Therefore I wasn't really surprised when I saw Hikaru Nakamura's tweet about making a killing in the stock market. $LULU with the big miss...

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    Bisguier's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Jun 1, 2017, 3:02 AM

    Though I played the late, great grandmaster Arthur Bisguier in Canada a long time ago (he beat me), I didn’t really know the man. Photo courtesy US Chess. However, knowing a man is one thing, but knowing...

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  • A Tragic Almost-Mini in the Grunfeld's Thumbnail

    A Tragic Almost-Mini in the Grunfeld

    chesster3145 Jun 26, 2017, 4:21 PM

        Hi everyone,     Again I've missed the once a week mark by just one or two days, and that's been mostly because I've been particularly busy this past week. But now that summer is here, I should be able to make...

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    Why the London system is an easy opening to play

    FangBo Jun 24, 2017, 1:31 AM

      In this rapid game that I played I was surprised to see that I had made 24 excellent moves, 3 good moves, and no bad moves (at all). In this game, which I played this morning, I realised that the general ideas...

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    Obviousman and Chess

    TadrodderTots Jun 23, 2017, 7:47 AM

    'Non Sequitor's - ObviousmanAs my father used to tell me "Son, you aren't fast, but you are slow ... " and then he'd repeat the sequence of operations for me:  first lather, then rinse, then repeat.And through...

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