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    Reader Questions, Reader Gripes, And Advice

    IM Silman Aug 17, 2017, 3:48 AM

    I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members'...

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    The Forums

    batgirl Aug 16, 2017, 11:13 AM

         When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead...

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    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

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    Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

    FM MikeKlein Aug 14, 2017, 6:54 PM

    Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo:...

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    Awonder Liang Now World's Youngest Grandmaster

    NM SamCopeland Aug 10, 2017, 12:02 PM

    FIDE has confirmed Awonder Liang's grandmaster title by written resolution. This makes the 14-year-old American the 10th youngest grandmaster of all time, and the youngest in the world today. Headline photo from...

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    Anand, Aronian Catch Vachier-Lagrave In St. Louis

    PeterDoggers Aug 9, 2017, 10:40 PM

    With two rounds to go, the Sinquefield Cup has three leaders on 4.5/7. Both Vishy Anand and Levon Aronian won their games, and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in first place. MVL was joined in first place...

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    Nakamura vs Komodo: Humanity's Last Hope

    GM RLH2 Jan 30, 2016, 2:52 PM

    It’s the biggest man vs computer match in decades. Komodo, the strongest chess-playing entity in history, faced off against Hikaru Nakamura, one of the greatest human players of all times. With the machine spotting...

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    Chess playbook: Ultimate chess

    Jklenear Aug 17, 2017, 7:23 AM

    Hello in chess playbook I review chess video games and training after beating/completing them. This time I played ultimate chess which is a online game that is become quite popular for its animated play of captures...

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    Secrets of professional chess

    CM aln276 Aug 16, 2017, 6:33 PM

    We all play chess for different reasons. For some of us chess is an exciting game for leisure time or mind exercise. Once chess becomes a sport for you, the approach to the game changes drastically. It is not enough...

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    This game proves why the draw offer should be abolished

    GM SultanOfKings Aug 13, 2017, 10:54 AM

    In my opinion, this game perfectly illustrates why we should abolish the draw offer. The (much) higher rated player got himself caught in some home preparation, and realized he’s playing against a computer,...

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