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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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    When Chess Legends Play Against Their Own Openings

    GM Gserper Jul 1, 2017, 3:46 AM

    There are many openings in chess that were named after chess players who invented or make them popular. But what happens when such a chess player is forced to play against his own opening? How does it feel to fight...

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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    Half The Sinque Field Can Win In Tense Final Round

    PeterDoggers Aug 10, 2017, 9:42 PM

    On Thursday Wesley So suffered his fourth loss at the Sinquefield Cup. He was beaten by Sergey Karjakin. This means that half the field can still win the tournament. Karjakin is now tied for fourth place with...

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    Pawns Don't Equal Points In Sinquefield Rd. 3

    FM MikeKlein Aug 4, 2017, 6:12 PM

    After two rounds of more wins than draws, nobody parked his car in the winner's circle after round three of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup. Despite the five draws, it sure seemed like a few more wins were coming in a...

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    Caruana Wins In 110 Moves, Now 1 Of 3 Leaders

    FM MikeKlein Aug 3, 2017, 6:56 PM

    It's hard to top a world championship rematch, but GM Fabiano Caruana tried his best on day two of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup. On an afternoon when GM Magnus Carlsen won with relative ease over his November 2016...

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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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