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Sunday, March 29, 2015 21:24
On the first day of the Women's World Championship's semi-finals GM Pia Cramling defeated WGM Natalija Pogonina, who needs a win tomorrow to stay in the tournament. IM Mariya Muzychuk and GM Harika...
Sunday, March 29, 2015 13:57
It's hard to put it differently: GM Georg Meier wiped the floor with GM Sam Shankland in one of the most one-sided encounters in Death Match history. The German GM dominated in all three segments....
Friday, March 27, 2015 21:44
GM Harika Dronavalli qualified for the semi-finals of the Women's World Championship in Sochi, Russia. On Friday the Indian grandmaster made an end to IM Meri Arabidze's...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 23:12
This is no April Fool's joke. The world's oldest national championship will commence with its strongest field ever on April 1 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 2015 U.S. Championship and...

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 23:56
     Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed...
Sunday, March 29, 2015 21:57
"We have to play by the !@#$ rules!" -- Amanda Young, Saw II. In last week's article, we discussed a dangerous strategic concept, the saw. So, what should you do if your opponent turns it against you?...
Friday, March 27, 2015 20:55
To me, the term king hunt invariably conjures up an image of a bygone era, when chess was played over coffee and cigars at the Café de la Régence. With defensive...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 20:38
In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I...

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