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  • The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records's Thumbnail

    The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records

    NM SamCopeland Dec 8, 2017, 6:32 PM

    Records inspire us all to strive for greatness. The long legacy of chess has birthed some records which have stood for decades, and some that may well stand for centuries. Here are seven of the most amazing chess...

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    The Dean of American Chess

    batgirl Nov 28, 2017, 10:00 PM

       The expression "Dean of American Chess"  officially refers to specific individuals whose contribution to American Chess deserves special recognition and, as such, the title is considered the...

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    Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?

    IM Silman Nov 22, 2017, 6:59 PM

    The Chess.com member LittlePawn988 wrote: Something really bugs me. I often hear players, of every level, talking about the strength of masters of the past and sometimes I find them really arrogant and disrespectful....

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  • Is Donald Trump Playing 3-D Chess?'s Thumbnail

    Is Donald Trump Playing 3-D Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Dec 2, 2017, 3:21 PM

    This edition of "In Other News" features a double dose of Russian stories, another double dose of young chess players making waves, and one of the most incredible acts of hubris in chess. You'll also see an examination...

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    Carlsen In Speed Chess Final After Beating Grischuk

    PeterDoggers Nov 22, 2017, 3:00 AM

    Magnus Carlsen is the first player to reach the final of the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship. On Tuesday the world champion beat Alexander Grischuk with a five-point margin despite losing the bullet segment. This...

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    Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader

    FM MikeKlein Nov 19, 2017, 12:50 PM

    Who is GM Simon Williams seconding? In today's round four of the final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, six of the nine players of the white pieces played h4, many with aggressive intentions. Despite...

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    London Chess Classic – a first-time spectator’s view

    thejacka1 Dec 10, 2017, 3:14 PM

    The London Chess Classic is the Wimbledon of the chess world. Held over 10 days at the Olympia exhibition centre this month, it is the final event on the 2017 Grand Chess Tour and the first major chess event I've...

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    A Hard Fall

    WCM mkkuhner Dec 10, 2017, 2:49 PM

    I haven't written a blog entry since the Seattle Classic.  This one will focus more on chess-readiness than the actual games; I hope to get back to normal entries for the November Quad and December Masters tournaments. Fall...

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    How to Remember the Beginning Position of Chess Pieces.

    Fidel_Valenzuela Dec 9, 2017, 8:07 PM

    We've all been confused when setting up chess pieces on the board. I remember always asking myself, "Does the King go on the E file or the D File?" "Do the bishops go next to the king and queen, or do the knights?" Because...

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