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  • The First Computer Chess Championship  in the USA's Thumbnail

    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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    Noticing Change Or Opportunity On The Chessboard

    IM Silman Sep 14, 2017, 10:59 PM

    At the beginning of a game the professional chess player understands the ins and outs of the opening he plays which, of course, has been deeply studied. He knows where his pieces should be, he is well-versed about...

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    World Cup Bracketology

    IM djgwards Sep 1, 2017, 3:53 AM

    The best players in the world, sweat dripping down their faces. Win or go home. Big money on the line. One shot at glory. Pawn sacrifices. No, this is not your traditional sporting event. This is the Chess World...

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  • Aronian-MVL, Ding-So Go To Tiebreaks's Thumbnail

    Aronian-MVL, Ding-So Go To Tiebreaks

    PeterDoggers Sep 20, 2017, 9:21 AM

    The second day of the FIDE World Cup's semifinals was identical to the first. Whereas Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian played a quick draw in a Ruy Lopez, Ding Liren and Wesley So were involved...

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    Vachier-Lagrave Knocks Out Svidler At World Cup

    PeterDoggers Sep 17, 2017, 10:30 AM

    In today's tiebreak of their quarterfinal match, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave eliminated Peter Svidler from the FIDE World Cup. On what was the shortest day in Tbilisi so far, the Frenchman won the second rapid game after...

  • Win With White; Draw With Black; Aronian, So, Ding Advance's Thumbnail

    Win With White; Draw With Black; Aronian, So, Ding Advance

    NM SamCopeland Sep 16, 2017, 3:31 PM

    Three victories with White secured semi-final slots for Levon Aronian, Wesley So, and Ding Liren in the World Cup. Aronian was the only player to win yesterday; a draw today (though not quickly achieved) was sufficient...

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  • Path To Chess Prosperity #2: Reconstruction's Thumbnail

    Path To Chess Prosperity #2: Reconstruction

    EOGuel Sep 19, 2017, 7:24 PM

    Hi, guys. Sorry it's been so long! I have had some things come in the way of much blogging... including school!  ... and also due to an OTB chess tournament! Yes, I did compete in a tournament in Arlington...

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    Oregon Open 2017

    RookSacrifice Sep 13, 2017, 12:13 PM

    At the beginning of September I went to Portland Oregon for the Oregon Open. Like last year, I played in the Open section and took a half-point bye for the first round. Unlike last year, I was paired down instead...

  • Going for a Title: Chapter 5 "Imagination is Required"'s Thumbnail

    Going for a Title: Chapter 5 "Imagination is Required"

    dbschultz Sep 9, 2017, 9:15 PM

         These three words my coach said have become my mantra: "imagination is required." Indeed theory is the foundation of the game, but imagination and creativity get points and victory, particularly at higher levels...

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