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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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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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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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    Carlsen Again Spoils At Grenke; Hou Yifan On 2/2

    PeterDoggers Apr 16, 2017, 3:23 PM

    For the second day in a row Magnus Carlsen spoilt a promising (in this case winning) position at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe. Hou Yifan moved to 2/2, while both Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave...

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    Rapport Beats Carlsen; Aronian Bounces Back

    PeterDoggers Jan 22, 2017, 1:03 PM

    Richard Rapport was the sensation of the day as he defeated Magnus Carlsen beautifully in round eight. Wesley So still leads the Tata Steel Chess Tournament's masters group going into the second rest day. Photo:...

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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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    Miniature From a Local Tournament

    hansensong Aug 21, 2017, 5:09 PM

    On Saturday the 19th, I played in a local tournament in Akron. I played the Open section going in with a rating of 1765. My official rating at the time was 1778 so I could've played in the U-1800 section, but my...

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    QGD Vienna Variation Learning From My Games

    CNoahSay Aug 11, 2017, 4:34 PM

    I will update this post with games in this variation as I play them. At the time of this writing I have had only 2 games. Game 1: Game 2: Game 3  

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    QGD Vienna Variation Learning With Master Games

    CNoahSay Aug 9, 2017, 11:27 AM

    First steps in learning this opening for me is to look at a few master games where ideas that I feel I may come up against are played. I will list a good amount of games and make some notes in my head or on the...

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