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    Advance to Ventnor III

    batgirl Jun 28, 2017, 11:37 AM

    1943 The 1943 tournament was held from July 5th - July 11      Anthony Santasiere and Pfc. George Shainswift shared the $50 first prize award.  Santasiere, who espoused...

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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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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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    So Beats Carlsen, Leads In Leuven

    PeterDoggers Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 PM

    He had a bad tournament in Paris, but his start in Leuven was excellent. Wesley So leads the rapid segment of the Grand Chess Tour with 2.5/3, after beating Magnus Carlsen in round three. So won...

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    Sino-Russian Double Golds And Silvers At World Teams

    FM MikeKlein Jun 27, 2017, 4:38 PM

    Monday was opposite day in Russia. Despite Russian men winning four prior World Team Championships and Chinese women winning three of the first five, the two nations ending up flipping sections and winning the inverse. China...

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    Grand Chess Tour Resumes Weds. In Leuven

    PeterDoggers Jun 27, 2017, 3:03 PM

    The Grand Chess Tour resumes on Wednesday in Leuven, Belgium with an identical tournament to the one in Paris. GMs Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi,...

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  • Death Match 23: FM Ju vs IM Esserman's Thumbnail

    Death Match 23: FM Ju vs IM Esserman

    ChessTV Apr 17, 2014, 9:58 AM

    Death Match 23 held such promise - two of the most active and successful players on Chess.com faced off. The first game exploded with a fantastic (and successful!) queen sac. Things were tied up after three games...

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    Member Analysis: Managing Space!

    IM DanielRensch Jan 31, 2013, 5:08 PM

    IM Rensch takes a quick time out from pawn structures and live commentary to review a game that clearly displays the problem with not fighting actively for space. Furthermore, especially for advanced players, he...

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    Chess for Fun, Chess for Blood

    TadrodderTots Jun 29, 2017, 6:57 AM

    I bought the book "Chess for Fun, Chess for Blood"It had the charm of being really cheap.Reading through it I have to say that Lasker's points about people who play Chess for fun strike close to home.  He, Lasker,...

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    Not-So-Grand Coverage of the Grand Chess Tour Heads to Belgium for Leg 2!

    C_Hernandez Jun 28, 2017, 6:51 AM

    Continuing our coverage of the Grand Chess Tour, we cross the border from France into Belgium for the second leg, being touted as: "The Tussle in Brussels".  And while we're waiting for the event to get underway,...

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    Five of my favourite puzzles!

    GM Ginger_GM Jun 28, 2017, 4:37 AM

    Puzzles; don't you just love them? My biggest leap in terms of chess development happened in the bath... Yes, that's right, the bath! Let me explain. I used to love chilling in the bath for about 30 minutes...

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