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    Santasiere's Thoughts and Remembrances

    batgirl Mar 29, 2017, 12:24 PM

         While wanting to write an introduction, putting my thoughts on the topic into words has proven to be a most difficult undertaking.   Although I predominantly scour books, newspapers...

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    The Match Of The 21st Century

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions...

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    The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

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    Hou Yifan's Big Queen Sacrifice

    IM djgwards Feb 24, 2017, 7:42 AM

    Hou Yifan made a lot of news in Gibraltar, but maybe not enough news was devoted to this incredible game she played. It might even be the game of the tournament. IM Teddy Coleman presents! Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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    A Decade Of Tactics On The Rock

    FM MikeKlein Jan 16, 2017, 7:20 PM

    The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has long been considered one of the finest open tournaments in the world. With a storied history, it has produced many fine brilliancies. FM Mike Klein condenses as many as...

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    Keaton And The GM Norm That Wasn't

    IM Keaton87 Dec 1, 2016, 4:13 PM

    IM Keaton Kiewra played his best tournament ever in the Washington International, but was denied a GM Norm on a technicality. Enjoy his creative and precise play against some of the best in the U.S.

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    Efim Geller- A Chess Giant!

    kamalakanta Mar 29, 2017, 4:44 AM

    One of the uncrowned champions of the 20th Century, Geller was a giant-slayer!     Efim Geller   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Efim Geller   Full name Efim Petrovich Geller Country Soviet Union...

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    Montgomery Challenge 3/25/17

    Capa98 Mar 28, 2017, 5:18 PM

    This past Saturday I played in the Montgomery Challenge, a 4-round tournament with a time control of G/60, d5. I decided to play up to the 1800+ section, which meant that I had a full-point bye in round one because...

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    Tales of a Hustler Hunter: The Killings

    SugarcaneRoss Mar 28, 2017, 1:59 PM

    While I wouldn’t necessarily say I come from the world of tournament chess, I have definitely poked around at the club level. Before I moved to New York City, where chess can be found at all hours of the night,...

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