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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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    Azerbaijan Beats Russia, Takes Lead In Crete

    PeterDoggers Nov 5, 2017, 12:57 PM

    With a convincing 3-1 score Azerbaijan beat Russia today, and took a big step towards gold at the European Team Championship in Greece. Ukraine beat Hungary and is now tied for second place with Russia. It...

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    European Teams: Hungary Shocks Russia

    PeterDoggers Oct 31, 2017, 4:16 PM

    Russia was the leader after three rounds, but today lost its first match at the European Team Championship in Greece to Hungary, which is now tied for first place with Armenia and Croatia. As it was based on just...

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    Carlsen-Nakamura To Play For Isle Of Man Title

    FM MikeKlein Sep 30, 2017, 3:15 PM

    Carlsen. Nakamura. Board one. Final round. Sometimes the headline writes itself. GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Hikaru Nakamura have never faced each other in the last round of an open tournament before, or likely in...

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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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    Me at J4NCL 2017

    Fearful_Finlay Oct 6, 2017, 4:04 AM

    The first weekend of the 2017-18 J4NCL was hotly contested at the De Vere Estate, Wokefield Park, Reading with 20 teams in Division 1 and 23 teams in Division 2.     Firstly, I was against Hiya Ray who plays for...

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    how to beat a tittled player

    MagnutsCarleson Aug 29, 2017, 5:29 PM

    Some players ask how did I beat IM Lawrence Trent , Danniel Rench, Yaccovan , FM 'S,NM'S and CM's .So these are my top 3 tips for you ! 1. Hold your position  This is very important I say hold your position as in...

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    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 3:41 PM

    Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond Here are what I consider to be a sample of good chess openings books, particularly suitable for the amateur and club player - from beginner to expert.  If you are...

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