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  • My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines: Part 1's Thumbnail

    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines: Part 1

    IM Silman Jan 4, 2018, 10:45 PM

    CHESS LIFE AND REVIEW I was recently thinking about the best U.S. chess magazines ever. There were quite a lot. Two favorites are Joel Benjamin’s magazine, Chess Chow (1991 to 1994), which was hilarious,...

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    Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship

    Pia_swe Oct 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

    "Do you know who that is"? whispered the tournament leader and nodded toward the door where an elderly man in jacket, black shirt and purple tie slowly with the support of his cane of copper came into the room and...

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    The First Computer Chess Championship in the USA

    batgirl Sep 19, 2017, 5:37 PM

         For nearly 20 years computers have dominated chess.  These advanced devises not only defeat the best players, but have become indispensable as training tools, analyzing partners and always-ready...

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  • Carlsen-Nakamura To Play For Isle Of Man Title's Thumbnail

    Carlsen-Nakamura To Play For Isle Of Man Title

    FM MikeKlein Sep 30, 2017, 3:15 PM

    Carlsen. Nakamura. Board one. Final round. Sometimes the headline writes itself. GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Hikaru Nakamura have never faced each other in the last round of an open tournament before, or likely in...

  • 4 Leaders Draw In Isle Of Man; 3 Others Catch Up's Thumbnail

    4 Leaders Draw In Isle Of Man; 3 Others Catch Up

    FM MikeKlein Sep 27, 2017, 3:01 AM

    "The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers," the writer Arthur Koestler once opined. In round four of the 2017 Chess.com Isle of Man International, the four leading...

  • Averbakh (95), World's Oldest GM, Plays 4-Year-Old's Thumbnail

    Averbakh (95), World's Oldest GM, Plays 4-Year-Old

    WFM MissLovaLova Sep 1, 2017, 2:47 PM

    Last Tuesday, a small chess festival was held at the famous Ostankino tower in Moscow. Among the participants were chess legends Boris Spassky and Yuri Averbakh, but also Sergey Karjakin and Russia's latest...

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  • Geller, Fischer and Kasparov! Black Knight on d3, Black Wins!'s Thumbnail

    Geller, Fischer and Kasparov! Black Knight on d3, Black Wins!

    kamalakanta Jan 10, 2018, 8:47 AM

    The following three games have something in common.....the Black knight penetrates to the square d3, and Black wins! We will show them in chronological order. The first game is between Tigran V. Petrosian,  "Iron...

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    Chess events & pgn files of 2017

    introuble2 Jan 1, 2018, 10:25 AM

    Happy New Year everyone! This posting is created so we can easily remember and find what happened in chess during 2017. All major chess events are following (there're many so Ctrl+F would be handy I think). Where...

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    Devil's Advocate USA Soccer

    Time4Sandwiches Oct 14, 2017, 9:05 PM

    It was an extremely dark day in United States Soccer.   I had no idea what was to happen. And then I heard it?  It being the United States was down 2-0 to Trinidad and Tobago. What were we to think as soccer fans? Yes,...

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