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    Havana '66

    batgirl Aug 30, 2017, 11:58 AM

         Fulgencio Batista, president of Cuba during WWII and again from 1952-1959, backed by the US government as well as by organized crime, enriched himself at the expense of his citizenry. One of...

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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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    Dancing

    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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  • Botvinnik Knows His Chess Patterns's Thumbnail

    Botvinnik Knows His Chess Patterns

    GM Ginger_GM Oct 18, 2016, 3:04 PM

    What kind of person did it take to build the Russian school of chess? The patriarch, Mikhail Botvinnik, was a scientific and analytical thinker whose knowledge of chess patterns was unparalleled. Join GM Simon Williams...

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    Control The Board By Controlling the Center

    IM djgwards Oct 14, 2016, 4:03 PM

    Everyone knows the center is important, but why is it important? IM Teddy Coleman demonstrates how the center matters at the highest level as GM Wesley So uses superior central control to dominate the board and...

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    Highlights from Round 4 of the Olympiad

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 8, 2016, 1:36 PM

    In a spectacular fourth round, world champions Magnus Carlsen and Hou Yifan and the top-seeded Russian team faltered in incredible style. GM Simon Williams brings you that action as well as all loads of additional...

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