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    In Whitney's Shadow

    batgirl Aug 24, 2016, 11:11 AM

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community...

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    A Legendary Chess Zen Master Has Died

    IM Silman Dec 17, 2015, 4:16 AM

    When I was just turning 19, I would go with a friend to Berkeley and visit the Hare Krishna temple. Were we into them? No, not at all. But every evening they offered free (very tasty!) food, and when you are broke...

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    The 2014 Holly Heisman Memorial Charity Chess Tournament

    NM danheisman Apr 27, 2014, 9:33 PM

    My first wife, Susan Hollis (Holly) Bloom Heisman, passed away of breast cancer in Oct 1994. Among her social work jobs had been working with battered wives and runaway teens. She also did extensive volunteering...

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    U.S. Chess Loses 3 Influential Figures

    FM MikeKlein Jun 17, 2016, 1:22 AM

    A trio of prominent people in American chess died recently in less than a week. Each made a unique impact on the game: organizing, computer programming, and stewarding the national organization. On June 6,...

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    Karjakin Wins Candidates' 1st Prize And A BMW (Not)

    PeterDoggers Mar 30, 2016, 2:10 AM

    Besides the 95,000 Euro first prize, Sergey Karjakin received a BMW sports car at the end of the Candidates' Tournament's closing ceremony. The closing ceremony of the FIDE Candidates' Tournament was...

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    Deja Vu For Hikaru, Champion In Zurich

    FM MikeKlein Feb 15, 2016, 3:29 PM

    If you missed the 2015 Zurich Chess Challenge, that's OK, the 2016 edition had pretty much the same finish. GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Viswanathan Anand tied, again, this time in both rapid and blitz, but unlike...

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    Attitude

    Ziryab Feb 24, 2017, 10:07 AM

    Attitude   Win with grace. Lose with dignity.Susan Polgar During morning coffee today, I reviewed three games on Chessgames.com, then played a single blitz game. When the blitz game began, I spoke my opponent's...

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    Joseph vs. Joseph: Challenger's Cup Round 3

    Joseph_Truelson Nov 11, 2016, 5:06 PM

    Yes, that's my opponent, and no he is not playing me. This is actually the next round, with him clearly not happy at me for beating him the night before. But who cares about him, let's talk about me! I took that...

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    What It's Like To Visit The Moscow Chess Museum

    dylanlove Aug 28, 2016, 10:14 AM

    With the opening of the Moscow Chess Museum, chess has had a formal home in the Russian capital since September 2014. Chess enthusiasts of all stripes — newbies, club players, and grandmasters alike — will do themselves...

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