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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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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    War Games: Reshevsky-Kashdan

    batgirl May 10, 2017, 11:55 AM

         In the latter part of 1941 the USCF, only three years old, started finalizing its plans for the 1942 performance of its crown jewel, the U.S. Championship.  But in December the unthinkable...

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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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    Chess Makes, Costs Big Money And Other News

    NM SamCopeland Sep 17, 2016, 10:46 PM

    This month's "In Other News" is a financial cornucopia featuring a CM who broke Google's bank, the most expensive chess sets, the largest chess set, and taxation with inadequate representation. Join us for an incredible...

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    The Road to Class A

    Silverknight73 Jun 15, 2017, 9:32 PM

    Hello everyone. This is my first attempt at a blog of any capacity (let alone chess-wise) EVERRRR so do be kind. After reading the many exhortations by strong players that one of the best ways to improve is to analyze...

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    Understanding Imbalances

    Sengdao Jun 12, 2017, 4:21 PM

    As an amateur player, I always struggled to comprehend lessons when chess teachers or commentators applied the word "imbalance". And by amateur, I mean I'm still an amateur. You know, who wouldn't want to rock that...

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    Free Simul with a FIDE Master (FM)

    NM aww-rats Jun 8, 2017, 9:37 PM

    For members of my video lessons group (2nd largest group on chess.com!), you may join here,https://www.chess.com/groups/home/nm-aww-rats-free-video-lessons then post a reply in the group forums that you wish to...

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