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    American Woman - Part I

    batgirl Dec 21, 2016, 11:34 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...



    batgirl Nov 23, 2016, 11:29 AM

    CAÏSSA'S  BATTLEFIELD       Chess at its purest is a totally abstract game that requires nothing but one's mind.       While the accoutrements...

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    Eisenberg's Strange Gambit

    batgirl Oct 26, 2016, 11:20 AM

          One of the oddest, yet intriguing variations in the King's Gambit Accepted is one discovered by Louis Eisenberg.             ...

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    Matches starting Feb 20

    why0712 Feb 15, 2017, 1:50 AM

    TU Thematic C25: Vienna Game 7 days U1900 15 pl. Open Challenge Team Utopia ♛Deutsche ♕Schachfreunde  Team Utopia vs Fourteen Days Team Utopia vs Punk☆Chess Team Utopia vs Somerset Wyvern Chess School 2/17/17...

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    Wilhelm Steinitz

    robertrange Feb 2, 2017, 8:09 AM

    Wilhelm Steinitz was born in Prague on May 18, 1836. At the age of 22 he came to Vienna as a student. His chess career began in the Vienna Chess Club, the school of so many a later chess master. In 1862 he represented...

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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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