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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    Advance to Ventnor II

    batgirl Jun 14, 2017, 11:44 AM

    1941 The 1941 Ventnor City Invitational took place on the Municipal Pier from July 5-13.      Of those initially invited, Jack Collins, Harry Morris and Olaf Uvestad couldn't...

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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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    Bacrot Tries To Extend French Dominance In Biel

    FM MikeKlein Jul 28, 2017, 2:03 PM

    Chess players know it as Biel, but since 2013 it's been Bienne. After GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave's four consecutive wins at the Biel International Chess Festival from 2013-2016 (three in tournaments, one in a match),...

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    Hort, Karpov, Vaganian In Action At 50th Biel Festival

    PeterDoggers Jul 25, 2017, 11:16 AM

    The 50th jubilee edition of the Biel Chess Festival is underway in Switzerland. Among the participants are Vlastimil Hort and Anatoly Karpov, who played the rapid tournament on Sunday, and Rafael Vaganian,...

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    Defying Own Odds, Liang Wins U.S. Junior

    FM MikeKlein Jul 18, 2017, 11:36 AM

    "Maybe 10 to 15 percent," were the pre-round chances IM Awonder Liang gave himself to win the 2017 U.S. Junior Championship without even needing a tiebreak. "It was just a lot of luck that I happened to be...

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    USCL: Game of the Week | Week 3!

    GM AlexYermo Sep 16, 2013, 7:38 PM

    The most decorated player in U.S. Chess League history added to his trophy case with another Game of the Week win. GM Julio Becerra transitions from a slightly worse middlegame to a full frontal assault on the White...

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    Chess Train the movie

    marisflabba Aug 2, 2017, 6:21 AM

      Chess Train’s My Game short documentary premiered during CEZ Chess Trophy 2016 in Prague and was one of the highlights of the festival. The festival is held annually where David Navara plays friendly tournament...

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    Bishops of Bowser to host 9th chess open

    Aarao Aug 1, 2017, 3:25 PM

    Annual tournament draws players from all over Island and Mainland Chess is called the Game of Kings. It is not as exciting as the popular Game of Thrones on TV, but for those who love strategy, it might be a game...

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    My First USCF Tournament!

    Stephen_Stanfield Jul 30, 2017, 7:11 PM

    I had recently acquired funds, the knowledge of this tournament and two bottles of 5 hour energy. The time had come for me to become a USCF tournament player. It wasn't too far away and there didn't appear to be...

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