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Should Women’s Chess Titles Be Eliminated?

“The most important thing is self-confidence. So many people will doubt your abilities in life – never listen to them. If you do not truly believe that you can make it to the Grandmaster title, for example, you will never do so.”

-Jacob Aagaard

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Who Will Be the 2017 U.S. Women’s Champion?

For 10 years, the U.S. Women’s Championship was dominated by two players: Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih. Krush won six times (in addition to her first championship victory in 1998) while Zatonskih won four times. Last year, everything changed.

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Grade Nationals: The Experience

Although becoming a national champion is a monumental achievement, there is much more to gain than the prizes. Less than 1% of the over 1500 players can take home 1st place trophies. For most, what really counts is the experience.

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Tactical Play at the London Classic

This month, Wesley So won the London Classic, the overall Grand Chess Tour, and became one of the few people to cross the 2800 FIDE rating mark. In addition, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana won 2nd and 3rd in the tour, making 2016 a fantastic year for American chess.

Can you solve tactics from some of the best games in the tournament?

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