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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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    Rashid Nezhmetdinov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 9, 2017, 3:21 AM

    After showing all of Tal’s 15 best game prizes in my previous article, it struck me that many Chess.com members might not have heard of Rashid Nezhmetdinov (born 1912, died 1974), who tied with Karpov...

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    Aronian New Leader At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 19, 2017, 4:40 PM

    Hou Yifan missed a draw and lost an instructive endgame to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave today at the Grenke Chess Classic. The new leader is Levon Aronian, who won against Matthias Bluebaum. Levon Aronian,...

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    Hou Yifan Pressures Carlsen, Maintains Lead At Grenke

    PeterDoggers Apr 17, 2017, 3:52 PM

    Hou Yifan had the better chances but drew with Magnus Carlsen to keep her lead at the Grenke Chess Classic today. Again there were three winners: Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana and Arkadij Naiditsch. Hou...

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    Convincing Win For Ding Liren In Shenzhen

    PeterDoggers Apr 2, 2017, 10:46 AM

    GM Ding Liren convincingly won the Shenzhen Longgang Chess Masters in Shenzhen, China. The 24-year-old grandmaster from Wenzhou finished a full point ahead of GMs Anish Giri and Peter Svidler,...

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    Nursing a Minimal Advantage 4

    GM GMMelik Sep 3, 2009, 1:01 PM

    GM Khachiyan continues his discussion of the Ruy Lopez exchange, with another surprising opposite colored bishop endgame. Great lessons about practical play, your attitude while playing, and such positional themes...

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    Nursing a Minimal Advantage 3

    GM GMMelik Aug 30, 2009, 6:15 PM

    GM Khachiyan continues his series on using minimal advantages by turning to one of his own favorite openings, and the games he has played in it. The Ruy Lopez exchange variation is not as dynamic as many of the...

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    Road to Master: An Update

    mjsoupcampbell May 16, 2017, 4:46 AM

    Road to Master: The Journey So Far It's been almost a full year since my blog where I announced my plan to try to reach the national master title. If anyone did not see that post the goal was to climb from my rating...

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    Regarding "Opening Theory"

    TyrinRossPrice Apr 25, 2017, 7:25 AM

    Strong players and coaches are often telling beginners and novices to avoid studying opening theory and concentrate on learning tactics, basic checkmates, and basic endgames. Beginners and novices complain because...

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    Always learn deeper - plus I've discovered the new megadeth

    KingGolem Mar 9, 2017, 11:28 AM

    Ok, so the new Megadeth is freaking insane.   Aside from that, I've been learning recently that I can't be content with knowing a few moves into an opening. For example, I'm a Spanish (Ruy Lopez) Exchange player,...

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