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Garry Kasparov: DonaldTrump's vile New York values
18 Apr 2016 at 3:32am
I got my first glimpse of Donald Trump during my very first visit to New York City in 1988. To a 25-year-old Soviet chess champion, the flashy tycoon with hi...

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17 Apr 2016 at 11:14pm
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Knight Forks
24 Oct 2008 at 9:22pm
Here's a video I found on YouTube that does a great job of illustrating knight forks. Most of it is pretty elementary, but at the end, it shows a great examp...

Queens Gambit Game With Analysis
10 Oct 2008 at 12:06pm
Here's a nice queens gambit game with analysis and lots of nice little pointers. What really struck me was how strong white's outpost position at B6 was -- w...

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