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  • Serendipity: An Unforeseen Friendship's Thumbnail

    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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    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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    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...

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    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...

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    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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    Deviil'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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    Staff Profiles: Jonathan Cannon

    News Sep 26, 2017, 7:05 PM

    Our latest addition to the Staff Profiles, features JD Cannon (AKA jd with no caps) If Chess.com was an organism, jd might be a major contributor to the circulatory system! He's everywhere!   Where do you...

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    Saving Lives in Mississippi -- Birth of the Wingfield Chess Team

    beth_thrasher Aug 23, 2017, 9:42 PM

    The title of this post may seem over-dramatic, but when you consider that the Wingfield High School Chess Team formed amidst neighborhoods plagued by generational poverty, crime, rampant gun violence, gang activity...

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