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    Is Speed Chess Good For You?

    NM danheisman Apr 26, 2017, 3:28 AM

    Yes.* *Speed chess is good for you (meaning it can help your slow chess, too) but doing it "incorrectly" could be harmful. Let's digress... A few years ago our Main Line Chess Club hosted a seminar by WGM Jennifer...

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    Can Chess Players Learn From Poker?

    GM Gserper Apr 2, 2017, 12:02 AM

    Chess and poker are frequently compared as both games are based on strategic thinking and decision making. I know many professional and semi-professional chess players who've completely abandoned chess in...

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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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    Continental Women's Championship: Deadly King Walk

    GM dbojkov Jul 28, 2016, 10:07 AM

    GM Dejan Bojkov brings us a stunning and obscure miniature featuring a beautiful king hunt with plenty of short, but sweet, checkmating lines. As a bonus, you'll learn some important ideas in the 6.h3 variation...

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    How MVL Made 2800 vs Caruana

    IM DanielRensch Jul 19, 2016, 9:23 PM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Dortmund super-GM tournament and smashed through the 2800 rating barrier to become number-two in the world. How did MVL do it? IM Daniel Rensch analyzes the fascinating Najdorf...

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    IM Danny Kopec's Best Game

    FM MikeKlein Jul 2, 2016, 9:39 AM

    IM Danny Kopec was for decades a beloved and respected teacher and player in the U.S. chess community. Chess.com's Mike Klein honors his death in 2016 by presenting his self-titled Kopec system in the Sicilian and...

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    kamalakanta Apr 24, 2017, 7:09 PM

    Judit Polgar is an amazing genius of the chessboard. In the following game, she crushes Shirov in dazzling style in 29 moves from the Black side of a Sicilian! I am taking the time to post this game wih...

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    Junior 4NCL 2016/17

    DBowcott Apr 23, 2017, 1:10 PM

    The Junior 4NCL is held annually, bringing the best of the best from the junior squads across the English and Welsh counties, putting them into teams of 4 and setting them against each other. This year, Warwickshire...

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    Hou Yifan shocks Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen at Grenke Classic

    Aarao Apr 22, 2017, 6:33 AM

    The world’s No1 woman player crushed Caruana and gave Carlsen a scare to lead the Grenke Classic field with 2.5 points after three of the seven rounds   The world’s No1 woman player, Hou Yifan, enters Saturday’s...

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