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    A Squid Plays Chess

    IM Silman Feb 25, 2016, 1:57 AM

    Chess.com member Squid22 wrote: “I played 5.Nb5 to be obnoxious. It wouldn’t be hard to make this knight move harmless (5...d6, and then I’ve just wasted a move). However, my opponent played...

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    Old Age, Great Chess!

    IM Silman Dec 2, 2015, 11:19 PM

    After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say...

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    Vladimir Kramnik And The Berlin Defense

    GM BryanSmith Nov 5, 2015, 1:37 AM

    Before the 2000 world championship match between Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov, the latter had been champion since long before I started playing chess. Kasparov dominated the chess world and seemed unbeatable....

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  • My Memorable Games: Sveshnikov!'s Thumbnail

    My Memorable Games: Sveshnikov!

    GM GMMelik Aug 21, 2012, 12:39 AM

    GM Khachiyan brings us another game from his personal "most memorable" library! This particular battle against GM Sveshnikov -- the infamous opening expert -- left Melik feeling unsure about playing his "best stuff"....

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    Practical Defense 8

    GM GMMelik Aug 14, 2009, 9:54 AM

    Khachiyan introduces a game with Enrico Sevillano played in 2003. Opening with a sharp Sveshnikov , the position quickly deteriorated for Khachiyan after an overlooked move. Khachiyan knew he would be crushed by...

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    Garry Kasparov's Queen reborn after Queen Sacrifice

    parvinder_khari Nov 26, 2017, 1:29 AM

    Garry Kasparov (2805) vs Vladimir Kramnik (2725)Novgorod (1994), Novgorod RUS, rd 4Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5....

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    Chess Engines

    logozar Oct 29, 2017, 8:30 PM

    "I critically look at the computer Houdini, who is a trainer for all. I look at its assessments and evaluations and think they are simply awful! As they say, one's ears burn when one looks at these evaluations!...

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    Everything Openings #2: Practicality and the Caro-Kann

    chesster3145 Oct 21, 2017, 9:02 PM

        Hello and welcome to Everything Openings #2! Though the general topic is the same, this post could not be more different from last week's. Whereas last week we were treated to a violent opening...

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