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Friday, December 19, 2014 15:28
PRESS RELEASE -- Starting in February 2015, Chess.com will alter the format for Death Matches: Events will be quarterly with an open qualifier facing off against an invited player every time. After the...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 19:03
At the regular Olympiads a gold medal hasn't been won since 2002, but with six straight victories Russia is getting close at the World Youth U16 in GyÅr, Hungary. With four rounds to go,...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 21:05
After winning the rapid, GM Alexander Grischuk also finished clear first at the World Mind Games blitz tournament. GM Hou Yifan won the women's section. The World Mind...
Monday, December 15, 2014 22:22
Playing at amazing speed, GM Magnus Carlsen crushed ten opponents but was defeated once in a Chess.com simul on Sunday.  In what was the first ever Chess.com event to feature the...

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Friday, December 19, 2014 21:56
The concept of overprotection, invented and verbalized by Nimzowitsch in My System, is defined by IM Jeremy Silman as "a strategically important pawn or square that is given more protection than it...
Friday, December 19, 2014 10:05
Professor: It's good to see you, class.  The kids didn't say much. A few of them even looked sad.  Professor: Why so pale and wan, if I may ask? Rachel: Well, the semester's coming to an end...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 21:55
Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 18:06
SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Carlsen-Anand “This Bulletin focuses on the World Championship —...

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Today's first puzzle came from the game between the top hungarian player Peter Leko and Russian...
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