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    It is all the Bull's Fault.

    WIM energia Dec 16, 2010, 11:05 PM

    Tatiana Kosintseva, being one of the top seeds of the Women’s World Championship, was eliminated in the second round by Yelena Dembo being more than one hundred points lower rated. The endgame that we will look...

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    A Rare Line in the Grunfeld

    IM Silman Apr 19, 2010, 1:04 AM

    razorblade12 asked: Ever since I have started playing chess over a year ago, I have always come unstuck when playing against 1.d4 as Black. Is there any defense that you recommend I could use that would suit my...

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    Why I am in love

    davidetal Mar 4, 2008, 7:10 PM

    If chess be the food of love, play on Yelena Dembo! Yelena's gifts are on full display in this chess.com game against Richard Hayden, hardly a slouch at 2130. One day, when all the stars are in alignment, even...

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    Caruana Officially #3 on July 1st Rating List

    News Jul 1, 2013, 1:48 AM

    Fabiano Caruana is officially the world's number 3 player. The Italian, who also has an American passport, gained 22 ratings in the July 1st FIDE rating list and surpassed Vladimir Kramnik, who lost 19 points. World...

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    June 2013 Fide Rating List

    SonofPearl May 31, 2013, 1:54 PM

    FIDE have published the official rating list for June 2013. Magnus Carlsen, Lev Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik are still the top 3 ranked players, all in the 2800 Elo+ club. World champion Vishy Anand climbs back...

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    May 2013 FIDE Rating List

    SonofPearl Apr 30, 2013, 2:36 PM

    FIDE have published the official rating list for May 2013.  The ratings include the very recently finished Zug Grand Prix, and as a result Veselin Topalov has soared up to #4 in the rankings, gaining a whopping...

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    One Summer with the Gruenfeld

    certocertius Apr 13, 2015, 7:30 PM

    In recent years an old side-line has gained considerable popularity against the Gruenfeld: the move 7.Qa4+ in the classical exchange variation has appeared with increasing frequency at the top level since 2011....

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    FIDE November 2012 Ratings - A Dominating Magnus!!

    ChessMarkstheSpot Nov 1, 2012, 9:41 AM

    [Blog History]    The mighty Norweigian GM Magnus Carlsen, who is 33 points ahead of the World's #2 chessplayer Armenian GM Levon Aronian, sits on the cusp of breaking history according to the November 2012 FIDE...

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    Surviving in the World of chess.com

    justMrT Apr 11, 2012, 11:25 AM

    Lately, I have some doubts about chess.com's anti-cheating system. I will present you a case where an account closure was IMO done in haste, probably by an automatic system of chess.com. The account macidm was closed...

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