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    PRO Chess League Top Performers

    IM dpruess Mar 16, 2017, 7:39 PM

    Here we try to keep track of some of the best performances of the 2017 season of the PRO Chess League. Points Scored # Name Team Pts 1 Meier, Georg Stockholm Snowballs 29.5 2 So, Wesley Saint...

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    7 New Year's Chess Resolutions

    NM SamCopeland Dec 27, 2016, 7:47 AM

    Statistically, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. That doesn't seem so great, but if we all resolve to become grandmasters, maybe eight percent of us can make it.  More...

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    Better Than Ratings? Chess.com's New 'CAPS' System

    IM DanielRensch Oct 24, 2016, 2:47 PM

    One of the most exciting projects I've contributed to since joining the Chess.com team (eight years ago and counting) is being revealed today.  Chess.com's Computer Aggregated Precision Score (or CAPS)...

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    Carlsen Dominates Speed Chess; Defeats So

    NM SamCopeland Nov 18, 2017, 5:16 PM

    "Magnus Carlsen dominates speed chess" is a fairly accurate description of chess in 2017. Carlsen has destroyed multiple fast chess formats. After shared firsts (but no title on tiebreak) in the World Rapid and...

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    How Did 'Champions Showdown' Players Pick Their Opponents?

    FM MikeKlein Nov 8, 2017, 12:27 PM

    Every November the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCL) lets its hair down with their "Showdown" event. This year it will be four concurrent Showdowns, and like the Wild West, only one man will...

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    Can Anand Be The Federer Of Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Jul 21, 2017, 5:00 AM

    What's more impressive: spending more than 300 weeks as the world number one, or winning five separate world championship titles? We'll leave it to you to debate who's had a more historic career -- Roger Federer...

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    The start of my journey in Chess

    piano12345678 Nov 11, 2017, 7:32 AM

    Before I had used this site, chess had not been a big part of my life. My family and I would only play it during the Christmas season where we'd take out our solitary chess board - caked in dust, use the odd button...

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    Inventing Metrics For The Speed Chess Championship

    NM smarterchess Nov 2, 2017, 9:12 AM

    Today's Speed Chess Championship match between Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana will feature something truly special that I've been working on for a very long time: most recently with the help of IM Danny Rensch...

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    Why not?

    Stephen_Stanfield Oct 31, 2017, 6:28 PM

    I had the option to go to a tournament, I thought "Why not?". I could play in the U1400 section, I thought "Why not?".  I could play RAR openings... you probably know what I thought. I thought I would win all my...

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