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  • 8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit's Thumbnail

    8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit

    News Sep 17, 2016, 2:13 AM

    You’ve all heard the joke about how the first rule of CrossFit is you must talk about CrossFit. And the second rule is that you must talk about CrossFit. So let’s talk about CrossFit. And chess. There...

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    Finding Your Real Weaknesses

    IM Silman Feb 18, 2016, 1:56 AM

    I get a lot of letters from Chess.com members, and though their ratings run the gamut, I do my best to address all ratings as best I can. Today I’ll turn my attention to two players below 1500 : Mr. Prashant1994...

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    A List of One’s Own: The New Top 100 Women Rankings

    News Jan 29, 2016, 9:08 PM

    By Maret Thorpe. Photo: Tae Moon [Reprinted with permission of the author and US Chess.] “I’m so honored to have made it on to the first iteration of the Top Women Age 50 and Over! I hope these...

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    GM Arthur Bisguier, 1929-2017

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 8:57 AM

    GM Arthur Bisguier, one of America's greatest chess players of the 20th century, died on Wednesday at the age of 87 while in a care facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Cover...

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    Webster University Wins 5th Straight President's Cup

    FM MikeKlein Mar 28, 2017, 4:02 AM

    Top-rated Webster University has won its fifth consecutive President's Cup title, beating out the three other invited teams from Texas Tech, St. Louis University, and University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in...

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    Webster Doubles Up At Pan-Ams

    FM MikeKlein Jan 2, 2017, 2:11 PM

    For the second year in a row, the "B" team from Webster University beat the "A" team at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. Unlike 2015, the second team eclipsing the first squad wasn't necessarily...

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  • Four Exercises From Polgar’s Chess Middlegames's Thumbnail

    Four Exercises From Polgar’s Chess Middlegames

    IroZobel Jun 24, 2017, 1:49 PM

    Some time ago I did a post on solving four exercises from Panchenko's book. This post is built up the same way, but only with Lazslo Polgar's "Chess Middlegames". Right now, I am aiming to build the backbone of...

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    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond

    RussBell Jun 11, 2017, 1:02 PM

    Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, the list below is for you. The emphasis here is on FUNDAMENTALS...

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    New CONIC players gain round-robin experience

    ChessKid Jun 6, 2017, 4:41 PM

    American chess players are usually raised on a steady diet of Swiss tournaments.  The ChessKid Online National Invitational Championships (CONIC) provides a different flavor:  a single round-robin...

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