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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    The Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller,...

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    American Woman - Part V

    batgirl Feb 15, 2017, 2:10 PM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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    Jobava Dazzles In Denmark

    FM MikeKlein Jul 31, 2017, 2:04 PM

    GM Baadur Jobava's tournament win at the 2017 Xtracon Open was only partly Shakespearean. It was played in Elsinore, Denmark, home of "Hamlet." But it was far from a tragedy. Instead, Jobava produced a few moves...

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    Grandelius, Jobava Win Revived Tepe Sigeman & Co Tournament

    PeterDoggers May 15, 2017, 1:53 AM

    Thanks to sponsorship of Sweden's leading manufacturer of dental products, the Tepe Sigeman & Co Tournament was revived after two years. Nils Grandelius and Baadur Jobava shared first place in a single...

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    Giri Dutch King In Reykjavik

    PeterDoggers Apr 28, 2017, 8:38 AM

    On the day that Dutch king Willem-Alexander turned 50, Anish Giri was the king in Reykjavik. The Dutch number one won the Reykjavik Open with an undefeated 8.5/10 score, and finished ahead of four grandmasters who...

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    How Chess.com's 100-Person Virtual Team Works Together

    erik Aug 9, 2017, 4:58 PM

    This month we finally hit 100 team members. Ummm, what? Why on earth would Chess.com have 100 people on staff? Fair question. And your follow-up might be, Wait, and you don’t have any offices? Anywhere? No,...

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    Nations dominating the Chess World - Match Leaders

    Malan77 Jul 27, 2017, 10:37 PM

    There are 64 nations in the top 150 match playing teams on chess.com!  Which countries are organised and active in Daily Matches and racking up points regularly? Have a look at the list for the countries who have...

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    My OTB Chess Fund: Reservoir Pawns on Patreon

    IroZobel Jul 27, 2017, 11:10 AM

    Hello! This post will not be that much about chess, but more about asking a bit of help.   Lately I have been trying to put a lot of effort in trying to find ways to get real OTB tournament practice in. The reason...

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