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  • How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?'s Thumbnail

    How Can You Consistently Improve Your Chess Game?

    IM Silman Apr 13, 2017, 4:29 AM

    The Chess.com member Cubronzo asked: “I’ve been playing chess for about a year now and my playing strength keeps going up and down. My main problem is my ability to see ahead in a chess position. Do...

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    How Chess is Like... [FILL IN THE BLANK]

    erik Mar 14, 2017, 5:33 AM

    Chess is many things. A game. An art. A hobby. A science. A sport? But it is also a metaphor that is used in the media to tap into the symbol of intellectual struggle. If you want to show how intricately...

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    Siamese Chess

    batgirl May 18, 2016, 11:29 AM

         In 1826 Johann Mälzel was amazing and mystifying the American public with his exhibition of the chess automation known as the Turk. Just a few years later, that same public would...

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  • M no tabi, III's Thumbnail

    M no tabi, III

    NM VanishingDragon Apr 8, 2017, 5:47 PM

    I got carried away with a push to 2900 challenge on c24 (currently somewhere in the mid 2700s) so I forgot to update the tournament occurings.    Previously........ As the epic fail I am with luck and freak accidents,...

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    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away ...

    CaptainPike Feb 21, 2017, 1:50 PM

    the intrepid Enterprise stumbled on some strange vessel ...   ... and brought aboard its lone occupant, which resulted in a standoff ... ... until they realized they were on the same team! In their continuing...

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    One love: How chess stole millions of hearts in Russia

    Aarao Nov 18, 2016, 1:39 PM

    In both Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union, chess was the nation’s most beloved pastime bar none. These archive photos provide the proof. Normally a quite exclusive club, chess is in the spotlight this November...

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