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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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    Game Analysis By Sam Shankland

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:48 AM

    In this series, GM Sam Shankland provides in-depth analysis on a series of games played between world-class competitors. There's much to learn from this series. See how grandmasters prepare against an...

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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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