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  • The World Computer Championships: A History's Thumbnail

    The World Computer Championships: A History

    DavidLevyLondon Jul 7, 2017, 6:27 PM

    [Editor's note: David Levy is the president of the International Computer Games Association.]  The history of chess programs competing in tournaments is exactly 50 years old. In February 1967 the program...

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    Advance to Ventnor III

    batgirl Jun 28, 2017, 11:37 AM

    1943 The 1943 tournament was held from July 5th - July 11      Anthony Santasiere and Pfc. George Shainswift shared the $50 first prize award.  Santasiere, who espoused...

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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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  • Did Anand Promote Illegally vs Kramnik?'s Thumbnail

    Did Anand Promote Illegally vs Kramnik?

    PeterDoggers Jul 12, 2017, 6:04 AM

    The new FIDE Laws of Chess are in effect since July 1. One thing that's new is that using two hands to promote a pawn is considered an illegal move, and during rapid and blitz games an arbiter is supposed to...

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    Controversial Finish To Canadian Championship -- Update

    FM MikeKlein Jul 4, 2017, 8:24 AM

    Update July 11, 2017 -- The National Appeals Committee (NAC) of the Canadian Chess Federation (CFC) has denied the appeal by IM Nikolay Noritsyn. According to CFC President Vladimir Drkulec, the vote was 3-1 to...

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    Carlsen Leads Paris Grand Chess Tour After Day 2

    PeterDoggers Jun 22, 2017, 2:49 PM

    Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader after two days of play at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. He is still one point ahead of Hikaru Nakamura, after both players scored two wins and then drew each other on Thursday. The...

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  • Meet Praggnanandhaa, the youngest chess International Master who takes pride only in improvement's Thumbnail

    Meet Praggnanandhaa, the youngest chess International Master who takes pride only in improvement

    Aarao Jul 3, 2017, 9:02 AM

    As I got out of the Chennai airport, hot and humid breeze blew across my face. Of course, I had booked an air-conditioned taxi, but the driver turned out to be a cunning fellow. He did not switch on the air conditioner...

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    Improving at Chess

    MidnasLament Jul 2, 2017, 10:10 PM

    Improving at chess.  It's such a simple and desired state and yet I've heard so many different perspectives.  On the one hand, I've heard that improving at chess is easy as ever until you reach about 1800 if you...

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    Chess.com Dev Update: June 30, 2017

    News Jun 30, 2017, 9:31 PM

    Hey Chess.com!  We have new goodies for everyone! Of course we've made lots of progress with our vue migration and adding multilingual content; those interested can read previous updates. Today, we've...

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