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    Willa and Edith

    batgirl Dec 7, 2016, 12:16 PM

         Nowadays information lies at our fingertips.  One might even argue that there is such an overflow that the effect is numbing and that the preciousness of the information lowers in...

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    What If Death Match 31 Were Competitive Eating?

    FM MikeKlein Mar 18, 2015, 12:47 PM

    What if Chess.com added a food consumption element to its Death Matches? On which meal would GMs Sam Shankland and Georg Meier prefer to gorge? For this and other pressing and non-pressing questions, we caught...

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    Don't Lose Trying Too Hard to Win

    GM DanielNaroditsky Jul 10, 2014, 3:56 PM

    In my article on chess technique, I wholeheartedly agreed with Frank J. Marshall's affirmation that "the hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." Indeed, tenacious defense is now the norm rather than the exception....

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    FideCastro Dec 26, 2016, 5:01 AM

    On the evidence of the Greenlands Annual Curry Night, we should do this more often.   The 63 bus arrived within one minute at my bus stop - which gave me time to check out what's new at Northfield Shopping Centre!...

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    Timing Out

    EladLending Dec 19, 2016, 1:05 AM

    Just a reminder for all of us.  Losing on time in a Team Match is extremely disrespectful towards the team, and I find it intolerable.  While there may be extenuating circumstances, they are rare.  Computer broken?...

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    Time Outs

    GhostofMarshall Dec 8, 2016, 8:32 PM

    To All of Our Amazing Members of Team Canada: We wish address the problem of players timing out of games, since this cost us numerous points in 2016. Our emphasis for players who represent our teams is intended...

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    Chess life

    Naaathan Feb 2, 2017, 5:16 AM

      My Grand Father taught me the game when we were on a family vacation in San Mateo Rizal. I was 16 years old and my competitive instinct and passion for the game awakened as soon as he was done explaining how the...

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    Chessnutcafe Jan 10, 2017, 4:02 AM

    “THE SHINING”  "Come play with us, Danny..."  An alternate better theory:   “The Shining” (the movie) ...People over-analyze this movie. Grab some popcorn, it's harder to articulate, than understand. In a nutshell:...

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    Experiencing Decision Fatigue?

    Milliern Jan 2, 2017, 4:04 PM

    I’ve had some pretty remarkable results in faster time controls in USCF OTB tournaments recently; and I’ve actually peaked significantly in every rating in the past month, e.g., tactics.  Until the USCF gave me...

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