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    Why Study Chess?

    GM Gserper Nov 4, 2017, 11:18 PM

    Recently a chess player asked me a simple question: "I have no chess talent, so should I spend my time on reading chess books and studying chess games?" I am sure that at some point (usually after a disappointing...

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    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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    The Youngest Chess Stars

    GM Gserper Sep 9, 2017, 11:41 PM

    The news about the four-year old Misha Osipov beating a grandmaster spread the world like wildfire. It must be a new record by a wide margin. Many people think that little Misha is going to be the world champion...

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    Naked Chess, Snoop Dogg, And Best Chess Ad Ever

    FM MikeKlein Nov 21, 2017, 1:50 PM

    In this month's "In Other News" mashup, we ask if you would play naked chess? Rapper Snoop Dogg asks why the world isn't woke to a girls chess team? And make sure to read until the end for a remembrance of a national...

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    Play Chess, Win Wine, And 9 Other Stories You Missed

    FM MikeKlein Aug 28, 2017, 3:35 PM

    Summer is not the time for pros to take a vacation. With tournaments in Paris, Leuven, Biel, St. Louis, Dortmund, Danzhou, Geneva, Khanty-Mansiysk, and many others, the news section has been crowded with tales of...

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    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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    I am not going to be active a lot anymore...

    MagnutsCarleson Nov 18, 2017, 12:51 PM

      I won't be active anymore because I want to be a titled player and This is a step i must make so that i can study and become stronger through the next tournament and the next and so on.My dream is that i will...

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    Chess.com Vs. USCF ratings

    limeman27 Nov 13, 2017, 4:01 PM

    I'm posting this because I want to get your opinions about rating comparisons between playing on Chess.com and in tournaments.  I went into a tournament the other day with a Chess.com rating of about 1350.  The...

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    Progress Update #2: Stagnation and a New Start

    German_MagnusCarlsen Nov 12, 2017, 11:55 AM

    Since my last post, I have played a couple of small local tournaments and brought my USCF rating up to 2025.   Despite my rating gain, I feel that my play is taking a turn for the worse. A few weeks ago, I stopped...

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