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    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

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    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

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    Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

    IM Silman Aug 10, 2017, 3:11 AM

    Everyone has a favorite chess player. People like players that are still alive, like Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, etc. Or players that are no longer with us, like Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal or, going way back,...

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    A win from nothing - The London System (copycat variation)

    FangBo Aug 22, 2017, 4:22 AM

    I was down my local chess club a week last monday, and (as I sometimes do) I took down a score of the moves, and should it turn out to be an interesting game, I would be able to share it with you guys, and I would...

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    A Tale of Two Tournaments: Part one.

    Stephen_Stanfield Aug 21, 2017, 2:37 PM

    I had $20, two tournaments and a decision to make. Do I go to the Many Springs Quads or the Arlington Chess Club Open? The quads were scheduled for August 19 and the ACCO for September 9. They both required $20,...

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    GULAG Archipelago of Chess

    RoaringPawn Aug 20, 2017, 11:00 AM

    CHESS SET of DR KUZMENKO, by VARLAM SHALAMOV Prisoners in forced labor camps, as well as in other “corrective” institutions, have always been playing chess fondly. There are all types of people playing chess as...

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