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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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    batgirl Jul 12, 2017, 11:18 AM

    Johannes Jacobus van Oosterom       Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch business and chess maecenas, died in October of 2016.      The Association Max Euwe of Monaco,...

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    Advance to Ventnor III

    batgirl Jun 28, 2017, 11:37 AM

    1943 The 1943 tournament was held from July 5th - July 11      Anthony Santasiere and Pfc. George Shainswift shared the $50 first prize award.  Santasiere, who espoused...

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    Milliseconds Sacred In Showdown's 2nd Day

    FM MikeKlein Nov 10, 2017, 9:16 PM

    It was supposed to be a rapid and blitz match, but it's turning into a theme match. Good reflexes don't hurt either. The 2017 Champions Showdown doesn't actually require specific openings to be played over the...

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    No Increment, No Problem For Nakamura, Dominguez

    FM MikeKlein Nov 9, 2017, 10:06 PM

    In day one of the 2017 Champions Showdown, it was a case of addition by lack of addition. Despite the G/30 time control, the longest of the four days of play, the event's lack of increment already factored in to...

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    Bluebaum, Wojtaszek New Leaders In Dortmund

    PeterDoggers Jul 17, 2017, 1:38 AM

    In round two Vladimir Fedoseev lost his game to Matthias Bluebaum, and with it his early lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. Radoslaw Wojtaszek joined Bluebaum in first place as he beat Wang Yue. Round...

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    Best Blitz Openings: The Vienna Game

    GM Dlugy May 1, 2015, 8:09 PM

    Do you want an opening to use especially for blitz games? GM Maxim Dlugy, one of the best blitz players in the world, shows you how to use the Vienna Game to quickly get a good and playable position. Learn...

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    Blindfold Brilliance - Part 2!

    GM TimurGareyev Apr 19, 2013, 12:02 AM

    We start off our week with GM Gareev's detailed breakdown of his Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibition Match, played in our Live Chess Arena a few weeks ago! Timur really mixed it up in this Simul, with games in the...

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    Live Sessions; Alekhine's Block

    FM BecomeanIM Apr 14, 2010, 3:22 PM

    FM Charles Galofre decided to sit down for a "Live Sessions" battle last week, and it was certainly worth it! The Vienna Game is supposed to lead to attacking positions for white, but the only attack white experienced...

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