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    The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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    I’m Passionate About Squares

    IM Silman Jun 22, 2017, 1:54 AM

    Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think it’s all about tactics and attack. They think it’s about creating threats....

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    The Fun Of Pros And Cons (Again)

    NM danheisman Jun 15, 2017, 2:26 AM

    Many years ago I wrote a Novice Nook column, "The Fun of Pros and Cons." This column was directed at the many players who play way too fast in long time-control games. The column and its sequel "Chess is Decisions"...

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    Iredell County Community Chess Tournament

    wilsonator1276 Jun 25, 2017, 6:40 PM

    This Sunday marked the Iredell County Community Chess Tournament. The tournament was held at Lakeshore Elementary and was organized by Carson Cook and Ken Baxter. It's my understanding that Carson is one of the...

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    From Gambit - 3..g5 Variation

    FM Drawyah Jun 25, 2017, 1:30 PM

    Previously I would have said this variation was uncommon, but this month I played three games against FM Darko Parezanin of Serbia. I think the Muzio Gambit approach is good and White has nothing to fear from 3..g5....

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    Rubinstein. A Neglected Masterpiece.

    simaginfan Jun 25, 2017, 8:34 AM

    My friend kamalakanta recently asked me about my favorite players. One I mentioned was Rubinstein. I have taken the above photo from one of kamalakanta's blogs, here. https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalakanta/carlsens-style-is-not-new--check-out-rubinstein   Perhaps...

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