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    Havana '66

    batgirl Aug 30, 2017, 11:58 AM

         Fulgencio Batista, president of Cuba during WWII and again from 1952-1959, backed by the US government as well as by organized crime, enriched himself at the expense of his citizenry. One of...

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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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    Old School With Uncle Yermo

    TigerChess Dec 21, 2017, 3:03 PM

    In our next series, Old School With Uncle Yermo, GM Alex Yermolinsky takes you through some of the funnest moments in Chess history. No other story teller is as captivating as your Uncle Yermo. Whether it's...

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    2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Preview

    PeterDoggers Jan 11, 2017, 6:59 AM

    The new year has just begun, and that means the first and most traditional super tournament is about to start. The 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will be held January 14-29 in Wijk aan Zee, Rotterdam...

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    2016: The Year In Review

    News Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

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    Korobov Perfect On Day 1 At World Rapid Champs; Aronian 2nd

    PeterDoggers Dec 26, 2016, 1:11 PM

    Anton Korobov is the only player who started with 5.0/5 at the World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar. Levon Aronian is close behind on 4.5/5 while Magnus Carlsen started badly but then found his form. The...

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    The Italian Renaissance

    GM dbojkov Oct 8, 2016, 3:52 PM

    The Italian Game hasn't been on the cutting edge of theory in a century, but GMs Karjakin and Nepomniachtchi have recently used it to great effect. Watch as GM Dejan Bojkov shows you the subtle positional and sharp...

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    Mamedyarov Attacks: Light Square Looseness

    GM dbojkov Oct 3, 2016, 9:56 AM

    The 2016 Tal Memorial has been an incredible tribute to the great magician from Riga. Probably no recent super-tournament has had more fighting and attacking chess. Check out two highlights from the first half of...

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    Play Powerful Positional Chess Like Magnus Carlsen!

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Dec 3, 2014, 5:23 PM

    You know that Magnus Carlsen is a brilliant positional player, but do you know why? GM Eugene Perelshteyn reviews an instructive Carlsen win against Vishy Anand from the 2013 Tal Memorial tournament. Find...

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    Review - American Chess Magazine (Issue 1)

    IM IM_Kgwm Jul 7, 2017, 3:21 AM

    Chess has, without question, undergone a huge renaissance in the US these days. There are simply too many spectacular accomplishments: Winning the 2016 Chess Olympiad for the first time in the American chess history,...

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    Is "Norway Chess" going to be the Most Exciting Event of the Year?

    Mihai-Stefan May 31, 2017, 4:22 AM

    The chess world can't wait for the next big event which is going to start on the 5th of June with a blitz tournament: The Altibox Norway Chess. It may not be the strongest field ever but it surely is a strong contender...

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    Barcza - Keres. Estonia - Hungary Match 1957.

    simaginfan Apr 29, 2017, 2:17 AM

        In another post, I added a game by the neglected Hungarian Grandmaster Gideon Barcza.  He was, in the words of Gufeld, a Grandmaster when it meant something. May add more details on him later, but as an illustration...

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