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  • The Man Who Built The Chess Machine's Thumbnail

    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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    Mejores jugadores de la Liga PRO de ajedrez 2017

    IM dpruess Mar 16, 2017, 7:39 PM

    Mediante este artículo, el Maestro Internacional David Pruess te muestra algunas de las mejores actuaciones de la Liga Profesional de ajedrez 2017 y algunos curiosos datos sobre el rendimiento de los mejores...

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    On 2nd Try, Aronian Gets St. Louis Win

    FM MikeKlein Aug 18, 2017, 3:14 PM

    --FLASH REPORT-- In the end, love wins. On the final day of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, when several players brought their families to the tournament hall, GM Levon Aronian had to think about his significant...

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    Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov

    PeterDoggers Aug 16, 2017, 8:15 PM

    On a dramatic third day at the St. Louis Rapid tournament, Garry Kasparov lost a won game vs David Navara, was given a full rook by Le Quang Liem, and then was beaten by Fabiano Caruana in a difficult...

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    The Wait Is Kaspar-over

    FM MikeKlein Aug 13, 2017, 6:37 PM

    It has been 4539 days since GM Garry Kasparov played a rated chess game. Internet and St. Louis Chess Club audiences, neither of whom even existed a dozen years ago, will only have to wait one more day to see the...

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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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    MAKS-2017 Air Show !

    Podaryonka Aug 18, 2017, 9:10 AM

    5 days = 35 countries, 880 companies, 500 thousand visitors and participants, 8,300 students, 70,000 professionals, 300 volunteers, 3,100 journalists.   It was amazing! I’ll do everything, for to be in 2019...

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    How Chess.com's 100-Person Virtual Team Works Together

    erik Aug 9, 2017, 4:58 PM

    This month we finally hit 100 team members. Ummm, what? Why on earth would Chess.com have 100 people on staff? Fair question. And your follow-up might be, Wait, and you don’t have any offices? Anywhere? No,...

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    A 1-Room Chess Shop In Moscow Is Actually A Multifaceted Business Empire

    dylanlove Aug 3, 2017, 12:45 PM

    A chess shop in Moscow, Russia serves not only as a hub for celebrities of the game from Grischuk to Morozevich, but also as operations center for a major chess software company and media publication. ChessOK,...

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