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    The Lonely Bishop Chekmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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    America's Got Talent: 8 Kids Crowned National Champions

    IM dpruess Jun 13, 2017, 4:28 PM

    From June 2-4, 42 of the most talented chess kids in the U.S. competed in the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC), held for the sixth consecutive year on Chess.com. The purpose of this event...

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    How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs

    pete May 25, 2017, 1:41 AM

    The top chess player in the United States will be in action today on Chess.com as Wesley So battles the Dutch number-one Anish Giri in the first round of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, the strongest...

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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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    Polgar's Wild West Knight Endgame

    GM AlexYermo Oct 20, 2015, 5:39 PM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky is here to demystify the complex world of knight endgames. Even for Yermo, knight endgames are some of the most challenging due to the complex knight jumps and the lack of established rules and...

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    Opposite Colored Bishops: More Separation Anxiety

    GM AlexYermo Aug 6, 2015, 2:40 PM

    GM Alex Yermolinsky is back with the final word on opposite-color bishop endgames with pawns on the board. Learn the crucial differences between various important positions, and note how even the most subtle...

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    Bughouse Chess Variant

    Echecs-Shanghai Jun 24, 2017, 6:51 PM

    Hi, today I want to talk about a nice and  fun chess variant : Bughouse ! The Rules Two chessboards with four players in teams of two. Normal chess rules, except that captured pieces on one board are passed on to...

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    July Signups are Open for the Slow Chess League

    SirIvanhoe Jun 23, 2017, 12:27 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round July League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, July 10, 2017. Double your chances in July! This month, winners of both Open and 1-2 Swiss sections will earn...

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    Three Years a Beginner

    sotimely Jun 22, 2017, 8:54 AM

    I just re-read the reflections I wrote after my first year playing chess. I came across it again because, despite it being old and having only two comments, someone made a nice comment on it recently.   Time flies...

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