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  • Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?'s Thumbnail

    Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

    GM Gserper Aug 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems...

  • The World Computer Championships: A History's Thumbnail

    The World Computer Championships: A History

    DavidLevyLondon Jul 7, 2017, 6:27 PM

    [Editor's note: David Levy is the president of the International Computer Games Association.]  The history of chess programs competing in tournaments is exactly 50 years old. In February 1967 the program...

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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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  • Awonder Liang Now World's Youngest Grandmaster's Thumbnail

    Awonder Liang Now World's Youngest Grandmaster

    NM SamCopeland Aug 10, 2017, 12:02 PM

    FIDE has confirmed Awonder Liang's grandmaster title by written resolution. This makes the 14-year-old American the 10th youngest grandmaster of all time, and the youngest in the world today. Headline photo from...

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    GM Arthur Bisguier, 1929-2017

    FM MikeKlein Apr 6, 2017, 8:57 AM

    GM Arthur Bisguier, one of America's greatest chess players of the 20th century, died on Wednesday at the age of 87 while in a care facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was respiratory failure. Cover...

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    2016: The Year In Review

    News Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

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  • PRINCIPIA SCACCHORUM, Part 12: Was Nimzovich a Big Damned Fool?'s Thumbnail

    PRINCIPIA SCACCHORUM, Part 12: Was Nimzovich a Big Damned Fool?

    RoaringPawn Aug 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    ONE MAN AGAINST THE ENTIRE WORLD In 1543 Copernicus established, in his Revolutions, that the planets orbited the Sun rather than the Earth. What a blasphemy! In 1929 Nimzovich established, in How I became a Grandmaster,...

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    USCF Tournament: Chicago Chess Center

    PlayChessWithASmile Aug 14, 2017, 1:36 PM

    8/12/2017, I participated in the CCC Plus-Score tournament.   4 rounds of G/65; d5 game 1:   game 2:   game 3:   Took a bye in the last round so I finished the tournament 2-1-1. Rating went up from 1929 to 1933.

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    I Don't Care

    cary_galt Aug 10, 2017, 2:04 PM

         The little green, leaf like bug that has been in my ear, my whole life.  It's been twisting me into a knot at all the wrong times; emotions.   Because the game mattered to me.  I took it personally.    I took...

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