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Friday, November 21, 2014 22:18
The 2014 World Mind Games Online Tournament took place on Chess.com from September 15th to November 18th and was the largest tournament in Chess.com history. Nearly three thousand total participants gathered...
Friday, November 21, 2014 16:18
On Friday GM Viswanathan Anand used up one of his two remaining turns with White at the 2014 FIDE World Championship. Carlsen repeated the Grünfeld from round one, neutralized the center and...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 14:42
As easy as GM Magnus Carlsen held as Black yesterday, the draw came even easier today for GM Viswanathan Anand in game 9 of the 2014 FIDE World Championship Match. Carlsen protected...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:24
Dutch GM Sipke Ernst won the invitation group of the biannual Remco Heite Chess Tournament, also known as “the tournament with the horse.” Ernst won a crucial (and crazy)...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 15:34
Game 8 of the 2014 FIDE World Championship took place on Tuesday, with GM Viswanathan Anand producing only a modicum of pressure. He could not net the full point as White against...
Monday, November 17, 2014 19:24
On Monday GM Magnus Carlsen played his second game in a row with the white pieces in Sochi. GM Viswanathan Anand played an extensive, prepared line in the Berlin Defense of the Ruy...

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Friday, November 21, 2014 16:59
Bobby Fischer was one of the most well-rounded players in history. He was at once a tactical wizard and a positional genius, a theoretical expert and a peerless endgame player. He was essentially unbeatable...
Friday, November 21, 2014 10:09
Professor: Well class, it's all over. Zephyr: You mean life itself? Professor: No, just the class tournament. Zephyr: Oh that. Hale: I thought it was a pretty good event. Professor: In fact, let's give a...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 21:28
      Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 21:58
Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos,...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 22:00
This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 17:19
SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Gelfand the Great There was one top GM who played the Baku Grand Prix, the...

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