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  • The Lonely Bishop Checkmate's Thumbnail

    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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    America's Got Talent: 8 Kids Crowned National Champions

    IM dpruess Jun 13, 2017, 4:28 PM

    From June 2-4, 42 of the most talented chess kids in the U.S. competed in the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC), held for the sixth consecutive year on Chess.com. The purpose of this event...

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    How To Watch So vs Giri Today: Speed Chess Champs

    pete May 25, 2017, 1:41 AM

    The top chess player in the United States will be in action today on Chess.com as Wesley So battles the Dutch number-one Anish Giri in the first round of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, the strongest...

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    PRO Chess League Announces Returning Teams, New Qualifiers

    FM MikeKlein Jun 19, 2017, 1:21 PM

    Too much excitement is not usually a problem in the chess world, but the inaugural year of the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League grappled with that exact "problem." In year two, the league (which is partially...

  • Kramnik Beats Anand, Joins Nakamura At Norway Chess's Thumbnail

    Kramnik Beats Anand, Joins Nakamura At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Jun 7, 2017, 3:39 PM

    Vladimir Kramnik defeated Viswanathan Anand in the second round of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. The Russian player is now tied for first place with Hikaru Nakamura, who drew with Levon Aronian. Kramnik...

  • Is There Good Money In Chess?'s Thumbnail

    Is There Good Money In Chess?

    FM MikeKlein May 8, 2017, 4:25 PM

    Money, war, politics. It's going to be a heavy edition of "in other news," Chess.com's collection of all the stories tangentially related to the game. This may be the most contentious compilation yet, so get...

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  • July Signups are Open for the Slow Chess League's Thumbnail

    July Signups are Open for the Slow Chess League

    SirIvanhoe Jun 23, 2017, 12:27 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round July League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, July 10, 2017. Double your chances in July! This month, winners of both Open and 1-2 Swiss sections will earn...

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    From AVRO 1938 to Norway Chess and back

    ArnieChipmunk Jun 19, 2017, 2:33 AM

    Last week I went to Norway, to see the strongest chess tournament since AVRO 1938. The legendary AVRO tournament, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has captured my imagination ever since my granddad, who taught...

  • Norway Chess R9: Bring the big guys in!'s Thumbnail

    Norway Chess R9: Bring the big guys in!

    Erle Jun 17, 2017, 10:58 AM

    Your king is your most important piece. If it gets check mated, you lose - no matter how strong your position might be. Therefor, the general rule is to keep it safe, hide it, put it behind a wall of pawns, and...

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