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Welcome to the annual miniatures column! In the past, this column has recognized any games that lasted no more than 20 moves to be miniatures. I am… Read More »
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With Lines Wide Open With a nod to Scott Stapp and Creed, this month’s games are all won (or lost) due to one player’s use of open lines… Read More »
Jon Edwards and the final position in the Osipov game
ICCF SIM and former Chess Life Kids contributor Jon Edwards has won the 32nd World Correspondence Championship on tiebreaks over GMs Michel Lecroq… Read More »
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Greetings! We welcome Robert Irons as our new editor! Robert writes: "I am 63 years old and I live in Heyworth, Illinois (south… Read More »
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Greetings! In this month’s issue we look at pushing the “b” pawn to open, either one square or two, from both sides of the board. … Read More »
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Greetings! This is Larry’s last The Check is in the Mail. He has ably carried the good work of former editor Alex Dunne forward. As Larry… Read More »
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Greetings! With the Fourth of July approaching, I decided to make the theme of this month’s article (Yes, there is sometimes a theme!)… Read More »
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Greetings! With baseball season in full swing I thought I’d adopt a hardball theme for this month’s article. Leading off is… Read More »
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Greetings! I hope this month’s edition finds everyone enjoying the beginning of spring. Normally, the games I include here don’… Read More »
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Greetings! This month’s article represents my one-year anniversary writing the Check Is In The Mail. I want to thank everyone for playing… Read More »
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